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    bof's Avatar
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    May 2013

    Talking Losing water

    Yesterday evening my pool started venting water from the wast pipe I turned off all the valves but it still continued to vent. I rotated the multivalve to off and it seamed to stop. My wast pipe runs from my pool to wast ground which is over run with weeds. I then rotated my multivalve to the normal position and everything seemed OKl. I kept a check on the water level and it did not go any lower. This morning I started a full investigation and found my ballast tank full to overflowing and it should have been half full. I went to the jungle where my wast pipe emerges and discovered the overflow from the ballast tank next to it. THAT'S where the water was leaking. I checked the one way valve from the ballast tank and their was debris in the spring. I assumed that it had jammed but then cleared itself. I am writing this just to let you all be aware that the water can back-feed into the ballast tank if the valve sticks open. I lost around ten tons of water, which was better than I expected.

    All well that ends well, at least I found the problem.
    Living in Cyprus
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    Charlie_R's Avatar
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    May 2013
    Mexico, MO

    Re: Loosing water

    Good that you found the problem!
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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