There is a leak that is more pronounced when the pump is running.
Pool guy (that 3 unrelated pool suppliers recommend) wants a leak detection company(@$450) because he has seen leaky light fixtures and doesn't want to chase my suspicions, and insurance wants to know "why it's leaking".
My deductible is $1000.
If I persue this route, i am spending $1500 and i still have 1 1/2 plumbing and some mismatched concrete patches in my deck.
So i did some pricing.
$150 to rent a concrete saw for the day
$50 per blade off ebay for the saw (should get 3)
140' 2inch pvc $15 per 20'
Various sweeps and couplers
$300 for pvc
$300 for concrete
So if i tackle this myself, i can cut a borderline around my pool and still consider extras while sticking to a $1500 budget.
Maybe widemouth skimmers and stairwell return.
Problem is, with this website and my ability to consume every bit of knowledge that it contains ( i have only interviewed pool people, replumbed my pumping station, restored to sparkling clarity after a hurricane and the downtime during the pumping station rebuild)
I have owned this pool for 2 years and need to correct this constant leak in the return.
I dont have $5,000 to contribute to a new deck with cantilevered coping, but i can dream.
Therefore, i am stuck with this idea of trenching around the pool with an accented repair that i can confidently tackle with a peculiar amount of finesse.
I believe that this 20x40 inground vinyl lined pool has steel walls though i have never seen them.
Would it be possible to replace both skimmers without ruining the presumed 3 year old liner?
Should i entertain wide mouthed skimmers?
This pool has 2 skimmers and 2 returns and 1 main drain.
Would a stairwell return be an option? This area gets no circulation unless we are using the pool.
I have not seen any posts relating to these questions.