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    Pool leaking water

    I am new to TFP. Mesh cover off IG 6/1. Within the last 2 days losing water.
    this am water below the skimmer. power off.
    Any suggestions -? Any thoughts on Marlig Fix a Leak?
    FC 0.46
    cc 3.15
    ph 7.5
    ta 37ppm
    ch 121
    cya 3
    greenish murky water




    25,900 gallon rectangular fiberglass IG hayward pump sand filter 75 GPM

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    Re: Pool leaking water

    Oh boy, with green water it may be hard to do a lot of leak detecting inside the pool. Water below the skimmers tells you that it is not the skimmers.

    You have looked carefully for mushy spots where the piping runs?

    At this point, I'd fix a ruler to the side of the pool and track the exact water level daily. Was the pool running when the leaking started?

    I know nothing about Marlig Fix a Leak, nor fiberglass pools, so someone who does will surely be along soon to help you.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Re: Pool leaking water

    Don't know much about leaks either but you may want to pick up an ammonia test from the Petshop - your results show redflags.
    Are those pool store test results?
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: Pool leaking water

    Thank you.... blue green murkey water - can not see bottom. No mushy ground where pipes run. Ruler in.
    Water level was OK when cover came off B/c of alot of rain in NJ.
    So Since the pump has been on... water leaking.

    25,900 gallon rectangular fiberglass IG hayward pump sand filter 75 GPM Milford, New Jersey

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    Will pick up ammonia test today - thanks - Yes local pool store test results... computerized spin method (WaterLink DataMate 10 --LaMotte)....not just the strip test.
    I have order the test kit 100 - have not yet recieved that in the mail.....
    What would an ammonia test /redflag mean or suggest??

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    Re: Pool leaking water

    In inground pools, some times CYA can convert to ammonia. It creates an extreme chlorine demand - the ratio to oxidize ammonia is 10 parts chlorine to 1 part ammonia. When the CC is very high on initial testing and CYA very low, it's a red flag to me that it could be ammonia.

    It essentially means you'll be purchasing a lot of chlorine so if you have a source for 12.5% at a decent price ($3 a gallon is good) stock up once you know your ammonia level you can get a rough estimate of how much chlorine you'll need. We can help you calculate that.

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    The leak - I'd turn the pump off today and see if the water continues to drop.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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