Hi, this is my first post so please forgive me if I'mnot doing it right
My problem: I'm losing lots of water from the spa and also some (not as much, but enough to be a problem) from the pool.
The spa dropped a foot when left off for the weekend (they plugged it so the water didn't flow to the pool). The pool lost 3/4 of an inch in that same two days.
My builder cannot find an obvious leak anywhere after all sorts of evaluating. Every fixture has been checked, and they got into the pool with diving equipment to scour the pebble tec for cracks. Nothing was found. He says he thinks the water is soaking through the Pebble Tec and that we may need to get the whole pool and spa resurfaced with Pebble Tec. Does that sound right? I'm sure that is ridiculously expensive.
The pool was built in 2006. We are the second owners. The original owner didn't register the pool with Pebble Tec (I found the original warranty paperwork and it wasn't mailed in) so I'm not sure there is a warranty.
The evaluating by the pool builder isn't completed yet. They have a few more things they want to do to eliminate the possibility of a leak in the underground plumbing (which is what I suspected the problem was) but it doesn't look like that is the problem (to the builder anyway). I guess my question is... is it possible the Pebble Tec would fail after only 7 years, on a well maintained pool, when no obvious cracks can be found???