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Thread: Please Help! Still Can't Find Leak!

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    May 2015
    Cape Coral, Florida

    Please Help! Still Can't Find Leak!

    I'm trying to help my parents find the leak in their pool and I think I've tried everything. They lose several inches every day. Before I call a professional, I want to make sure there is nothing else that I can try. They have a 22 year old gunite pool with the original Diamond Brite finish. I've noticed the Diamond Brite is starting flake off in certain areas but I don't see any obvious cracks or a source of a leak.

    I tried the food coloring/dye test. I checked all of the returns, skimmer, main drain, vacuum line, light, and even the hand rails. I didn't see any dye get sucked into any of the above. Then I capped all of the returns but the pools still lost water. My father says the pool loses more water when the pump is off but I wouldn't take his word for it.

    Is there anything else that I can try?
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Please Help! Still Can't Find Leak!

    Can you access the plumbing inside the main drain and plug that?

    If not, how about laying a heavy vinyl floor mat or something over the main drain and weigh it down with a bucket full of rocks?
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    Jul 2013
    Fletcher, OK

    Re: Please Help! Still Can't Find Leak!

    if you do not fill where does it stop going down/losing water? does it ever stop? it will stop going down at the level where the hole is...
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