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    leaking when empty

    So my pool needs new plaster and the shell is cracked. When I drained it after a flood and I figured that I would investigate getting the work done water was leaking back into the pool. I could see the water spurting into the pool from a crack in the bottom. Overnight about 150 gallons leaked back into the pool. What do you make of that?

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    linen's Avatar
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    Re: leaking when empty

    What that sounds like is ground water is leaking back into the pool. I would fill it up some, or you may float your pool (a bad thing).
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    Re: leaking when empty

    Yeah you need to get some water in that pool before you have worse problems.
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    Re: leaking when empty

    I did. I guess that the water spurting back into the pool confirms that my shell is cracked. Huh? (1960's gunite pool with a plaster finish that has been painted twice )

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    leaking when empty

    With water leaking back in I would say something is going on. Cracked.
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