Here is the issue I am having.....I have a 20k gallon fiberglass pool……pool has a skimmer and main drane, water then runs through a sand filter and then through the returns…for the returns I have one in the shallow end, and one in the middle, or I can run it to the two love seats jets, which are on the opposite sides of the deep end…
I have been experiencing water loss and finally got someone to address the issue. When I opened the pool for the season there was no water loss….so I know it had to be in the piping. The pool specialist basically isolated the issue to the piping on returns on the love seats as having a leak based on plugging the holes as well as some other tests he conducted. He basically explained to me that the damage was done because of the chlorinator, and that over time chlorine had damaged the PVC piping, and that this is very common.
My 2 options moving forward is either to plug the returns on the love seats, and just use the other 2, or I would have to break up the cement near the loves seats and do some digging and put new pipes in. In either scenario the chlorinator will not be part of the set up anymore and I was advised to just use a floater. I am going with option one to just plug up the returns on the love seats, as I don’t really care about that….but was hoping if someone can advise if it is true that in fact the chlorinator can damage PVC pipes?
I am a new pool owner so any feedback is much appreciated.