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Thread: Leak or stain on pool deck?

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    Leak or stain on pool deck?

    I'm not sure how long this stain has been on the pool deck, should I be concerned?



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    Re: Leak or stain on pool deck?

    Is that a sheer descent next to the stain?

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    Re: Leak or stain on pool deck?

    Yes. Here is a closer shot:



    Thanks.
    25,500 gallons - IG w/built-in spa
    AquaPure 1400 SWG
    Hayward DE 6020 Filter
    Pebble Sheen
    Hayward H400 Heater

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    Re: Leak or stain on pool deck?

    It might be a leak related to the sheer descent plumbing. Does the spot get wet when the sheer descent is on?

    It might be that the deck is pitched the wrong way there. Does water run off the deck towards the pool there?

    It might be an area that was patched.

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    Re: Leak or stain on pool deck?

    I'm sorry I didn't realize that sheer descent meant water feature, the water feature is actually under the deck to the left of the one with the stain.

    The water feature has not been used for over two weeks now.

    The pitch of the deck seems to be correct, water flows away from the pool.

    I had the pool installed 3 years ago, nothing has been patched.

    Thanks.
    25,500 gallons - IG w/built-in spa
    AquaPure 1400 SWG
    Hayward DE 6020 Filter
    Pebble Sheen
    Hayward H400 Heater

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    Re: Leak or stain on pool deck?

    It looks like you're getting some efflorescence coming through the tile grout. This is usually due to water pressure behind the tile. I was thinking that the water feature plumbing might be leaking while the sheer descent was on. This could cause excess water pressure in that area, and might be the cause of the efflorescence and the stain.

    You can also have water pressure if the natural flow of ground water saturates that area.

    Does the ground behind the raised deck slope towards the raised deck or away from it?

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    Re: Leak or stain on pool deck?

    The ground should be lower on the far side of the deck, I will have to double check (I have river rock there so its difficult to tell).

    Thanks again for all your help.
    25,500 gallons - IG w/built-in spa
    AquaPure 1400 SWG
    Hayward DE 6020 Filter
    Pebble Sheen
    Hayward H400 Heater

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