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    Leak in Plubming

    Hi,

    I'm almost certain I have a leak in my plumbing.

    At one of my connections in the pool shed I have a drip when the pump is running. At first I thought my water loss was this, until I went into the shed this morning and heard a hissing sound. When I turn the pump off, there is a hissing sound coming from the drip area. The leak is taking in air which I can only assume means water is leaving the plumbing somewhere else.

    I see no signs of water loss above ground. The pool was installed last year.

    What are my next steps? I'd really like to avoid having my brand new interlock torn up......

    Thanks so much.
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    Re: Leak in Plubming

    How about a photo of where this hiss is coming from and an overall view of the equipment
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    Re: Leak in Plubming

    It sounds like your drip (pump running) is the same as your "hiss" (pump not running). Any reason for you to believe it's not one in the same?

    How much water are you losing daily?
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    Re: Leak in Plubming

    The hiss is probably air entering the plumbing and letting the water in the filter drain back into the pool.
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    Re: Leak in Plubming

    Hiss/Drip is coming from the highlighted joint.

    Haven't done a bucket test yet but I've lost about an inch and a half per week since it's been opened. Been a dry couple of weeks but it seems like i've had to top up more this year than last July/Aug/Sept when I had it built last summer. First time pool owner so maybe I'm just paranoid.

    I'm going to plug the drip/hiss spot tonight and then do the bucket test.

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    Re: Leak in Plubming

    Put shaving cream on it and see if it gets sucked in
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    Re: Leak in Plubming

    1.5 " loss per week is not overly abnormal....some, but not overly.

    Fix that leak (I don't know how you are going to "plug" a pressure side leak on that joint) and see what your loss is. If it drops to an inch/week or less, I would ignore it.
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