my parents pool has a structural leak. Their pool guy recommended a leak repair company. $350 later they pressure tested all lines and found 2 leaks in the spa return lines and also a leak in a crack. Fixed the spa return lines and ground into the crack with an angle grinder. The crack was filled in with a water proof epoxy but it re cracked. needless to say, my dad was pretty upset that they said this would fix the pool leak.
before the "repair" the pool would lose about 3-4 inches of water a day!!! now its about 1-2 inches but still a very big leak. the guy recommended cutting into the shell of the pool and clamping/stapling (terminology they used) the structure. basically he found a couple of staples as he called them in the crack that he says have failed...he claims they were installed incorrectly...now all previous work to this pool was done by the previous owner as my parents just bought this house.
What are some thoughts/opinions? anyone deal with this kind of repair before?
they want cut/drill until they find the rebar of the shell as they claim the water leak must have "cut"/broken the rebar there and thats why its leaking...their reco is to weld a staple (piece of rebar?) on the broken rebar to restrengthen the structure in that part...at $300 a staple, he thinks it needs 3 to 4.
needless to say, they don't want to work with that company anymore as they feel cheated, but I wanted to check if there are any recommended companies in the DFW area for leak repair of this magnitude.
any feedback is greatly appreciated.
PS: their pool is an inground concrete plaster freeform about 20k gallon with spa attached. 48sqft pentair de filter, 2HP Challenger pump.