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    Pool Has Leaked Out Since Closing

    I partially drained (below skimmer and return lines) and closed my pool at the end of September/ early October, and I realized yesterday that when I went to pump the water off my cover, that the pool is now basically empty. I first guess is that I have a leak in my floor drain line. I know I did not have this problem last year. My wife and I just received an offer on this house and expect to have a contract soon. Am I looking at a huge repair bill? I have a vinyl liner and I am afraid to remove the cover to see what kind of shape the liner is in. Insight and advice is greatly appreciated.
    18k Gallon In-ground, vinyl liner
    Sand filter
    1hp one-speed pump

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    Re: Pool Has Leaked Out Since Closing

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    Looking for any advice here I can get. This has me really worried. By rough calculations I am estimating that I have roughly a 100+ gallon a day leak somewhere either in my liner or in the floor drain line. Will the liner be affected detrimentally by the pool sitting empty until spring? I am in uncharted waters here.
    18k Gallon In-ground, vinyl liner
    Sand filter
    1hp one-speed pump

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    Re: Pool Has Leaked Out Since Closing

    I certainly read your first post yesterday as I'm sure did many others. It's been hard to offer a definitive solution.

    I believe that your first step probably has to be positively identifying the source of the leak........which may involve removing the cover.

    I can't see how you can make much progress until you determine the source.
    Dave S.
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    Re: Pool Has Leaked Out Since Closing

    If the pool is already almost empty any way plug the drain.

    Then fill it up with a couple feet of water above the drain and monitor the level.

    If it continues we know the liner has a hole or holes, which is the most likely culprit.

    How old is the liner?
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