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    Help with pool losing water

    Hi all,

    First I hope this this the right sub forum for my question, if it's not, I'll move it somewhere else.

    I drained my pool this August and repaint it. During the time of painting I didn't see any active cracks or leaks in my pool.

    Then I put a newly bought hydrostatic valve (bought from Ebay) in the main drain instead of a solid valve cap.

    After doing all this I decided it was too late to reopen the pool so I just filled the water to the half way and close the pool.

    Today I opened the cover just to check out and find out I lost about more than a foot of water during the past month.

    The pool was OK last year.

    So I assume I did something wrong this year.

    My question is:

    What's the possibilities out there?

    Is it because I turn some valves incorrectly? I didn't seal the main drain properly? The hydrostatic valve is faulty?

    Basically I'm wondering what should I do to begin with?

    I really appreciate your opinions, thank you!a

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    Re: Help with pool losing water

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    I would suspect the last thing you touched ... that being the new hydrostatic valve.
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    Re: Help with pool losing water

    Thank you jblizzle!

    Since there are still a few feet of water at the deep end. Can I wait till next pool season to drain the pool and check the hydrostatic valve?

    I don't know how much damage it will cause if I just leave it there as it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Welcome to TFP!!!

    I would suspect the last thing you touched ... that being the new hydrostatic valve.

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    Re: Help with pool losing water

    Depending on your ground water level, leaving the pool empty could be a problem. Although the valve should prevent issues. Why did you think you needed to install a hydrostatic valve?
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