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    Large Pool Leak??? I NEED HELP!

    I have an in ground pool that has lost 6-7 inches in one week. I filled the pool back up. Turned off the pumps installed one of those bubble wrap covers and still lost 6-7 inches the next week. I see no exterior cracks or water leaking anywhere. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Large Pool Leak??? I NEED HELP!

    If the circulation is off, the water level should drop to the location of the leak. Have you had any changes in the pool recently that might explain the loss?
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    Re: Large Pool Leak??? I NEED HELP!

    no recent changes, last spring I had the skimmer replaced.

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    Re: Large Pool Leak??? I NEED HELP!

    Welcome to tfp, mnrland

    I does sound like you have a significant leak. As MiaOKC mentioned, if the leak is more towards the top of the pool, letting it leak down until it stops is a fairly easy way to find a leak, especially if it turns out to stop at the bottom of the skimmer. Also, take a look at this pool school article: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...leak_detection
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    Re: Large Pool Leak??? I NEED HELP!

    The skimmer is the most common area for a leak.
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    Re: Large Pool Leak??? I NEED HELP!

    Please edit your signature to include information about the pool such as pool type (above ground or in ground), surface (vinyl, plaster, or fiberglass), size in gallons, pump brand and horsepower, filter type (sand, DE, or cartridge), filter brand and size, and any water features, cleaning systems, and if there is a spa (attached or detached).

    This information may help us track down the location of your leak, and adding it to your signature makes it easier to keep track of your information while we narrow things down.
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    Re: Large Pool Leak??? I NEED HELP!

    I found the problem... I let the pool leak down and it finally stopped draining at the level just at the skimmer height. I looked inside the skimmer were it meets the pool and it had a crack at the bottom and both sides. Simple fix with some pool epoxy and no more draining down of the pool.

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    Re: Large Pool Leak??? I NEED HELP!

    Good work, Mike!
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    Re: Large Pool Leak??? I NEED HELP!

    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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