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    Spa leak?

    Just had my pool and spa replastered now have leakage of water in spa( about 2.5 inches in 12 hours) Have put in new check valve kits and new jandy valve diverters and serviced the clorinator. Put in new light bulbs and gasket in spa and pool lights . Pool was down for one month renovation and refilled 3 weeks ago Any ideas on where to go next to find leak. mike o'rear [email edited out for spam prevention]

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    Re: Spa leak?

    Welcome!

    Try a bucket test on the pool. Sort of. Set a plastic bucket or pitcher or whatever on a pool step and fill it up to weight it down. Then mark the water level. See if the pool level rises overnight. If so, you have a bad check valve or something. If the pool doesn't rise but the spa goes down, you have a leak.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
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    Re: Spa leak?

    I have the same situation. If the water in the spa only drops 2.5 inches, will that be enough to see a difference in the pool level?
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    20,000 gallon in-ground gunite/plaster pool (1992), attached spa with spillway, Pentair Superflo 1.5 HP pump, Smith booster pump for pool sweep, Pentair 2000 DE filter, Sta Rite Max-E-Therm 400 heater, Silencer Blower 2 HP for spa, Polaris 280 pool sweep.

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    Re: Spa leak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael1 View Post
    I have the same situation. If the water in the spa only drops 2.5 inches, will that be enough to see a difference in the pool level?
    That depends on relative surface area. If the spa is 1/10 the area of the pool, you'll see 1/10 the rise in the pool, or 1/4". If the spa is 1/6 the surface area, you'll see 1/6, about 7/16".
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Spa leak?

    Thanks, Richard. Unless it rains, I guess if you see it rise at all, you pretty much have your answer.
    Michael

    20,000 gallon in-ground gunite/plaster pool (1992), attached spa with spillway, Pentair Superflo 1.5 HP pump, Smith booster pump for pool sweep, Pentair 2000 DE filter, Sta Rite Max-E-Therm 400 heater, Silencer Blower 2 HP for spa, Polaris 280 pool sweep.

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