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Thread: Going on vacation and my pool has a leak!

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    Going on vacation and my pool has a leak!

    I'll be on vacation for 11 days. And the issue is that my pool has a leak(it was being worked on but the pool repair guy has been slow). It drops by a 1/4" - 1/2" a day. I built an auto water filler with a trough o matic device - using pvc piping - something like this http://www.amazon.com/IA851025-Stayp...=staypoollizer . It seems to be working but I'm afraid it might have a hard time keeping up for all 11 days.
    Can I simply shut of the skimmers and just leave the main open? I know that the leaves will be an issue but I'd rather have that then a dry pump causing more costly issues. Please let me know if this is OK.
    11600 gallons, Hayward DE, IG, plaster, Hayward Pump, AquaRite SWG 40K Cell

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    Re: Going on vacation and my pool has a leak!

    Does it leak below the skimmer? If so, I'd do what you said, just use the main drain and deal with the leaves when you get home.
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    Re: Going on vacation and my pool has a leak!

    Yes it leaks below the skimmer. The guy did a pressure test and the pipes are fine. A dye test was done on a couple of cracks and they are leaking. The 2 cracks were partially puttied but it is still leaking. He said that there is weak point in the wall and will need to be punched out and reinforced. That job will be done in the next week or 2.

    I just hope the pump doesn't have issues(stays primed overnight). I think one time it went dry because the cover on the pump was not on tight enough.

    Thanks!
    11600 gallons, Hayward DE, IG, plaster, Hayward Pump, AquaRite SWG 40K Cell

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