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    I bought a new house and the pool leaks. Please Help!

    Hello all.

    I bought a new home that has an old gunite pool (at least 10 years old... Maybe 50, I have no clue).

    We tried to fill the pool but it would get 2/3rds full then it leaked as fast as we could fill it. Once we took the hose out it maintained that level.

    I decided to drain, clean/scrub out the pool and noticed a few things.

    1) there is a caulked joint around the bottom of the pool where the sides meet the bottom
    2) there appears to be a crack in the pool
    3) the pool appeared to fil to the level of a light that was clearly leaking but struggled to pass it

    i am trying to replace and re-seal the light

    what is the joint? Should I replace it? It appears there is either caulk or epoxy on top of older caulking? Should I replace all of it? In some areas the caulked area appears wide (1.5" instead of 1/2") should I patch that?

    should I treat the crack as a problem?

    should I do all three or one at a time? I have gone to the problem of creating a clean dry pool.... Should I attack all three?

    thank you
    20' x 50' AG gunite pool (no idea on gallons) built a long time ago. DE Filter w/Hayward Pump. Well water.

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    Re: I bought a new house and the pool leaks. Please Help!



    Here he is the pool
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    20' x 50' AG gunite pool (no idea on gallons) built a long time ago. DE Filter w/Hayward Pump. Well water.

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    Re: I bought a new house and the pool leaks. Please Help!

    I am not sure but I know we need some pictures, it will give a visual of what you are asking about

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    Re: I bought a new house and the pool leaks. Please Help!

    Here is the leak (I think)



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    20' x 50' AG gunite pool (no idea on gallons) built a long time ago. DE Filter w/Hayward Pump. Well water.

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    Re: I bought a new house and the pool leaks. Please Help!

    Here is the caulk / epoxy






    20' x 50' AG gunite pool (no idea on gallons) built a long time ago. DE Filter w/Hayward Pump. Well water.

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    Re: I bought a new house and the pool leaks. Please Help!

    I am putting better pictures up



    20' x 50' AG gunite pool (no idea on gallons) built a long time ago. DE Filter w/Hayward Pump. Well water.

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