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Thread: Perplexing pool level

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    Aug 2012
    Near Sacramento, CA

    Perplexing pool level

    Thanks to all the helpful people in this forum!

    I have this weird issue with my pool. The pool water level had remained high for some time. I had already tried to reseat my Letro autofill bobber so I decided to buy a new one. I bought a genuine Letro autofill bobber (I know it might be the same or similar as a toilet model, but I just bought the Letro one to be safe).
    Anyway - I used the plumbers tape and all that and previously I had reseated the old one a couple times successfully. Anyway, the pool level remains high - and I mean like almost level with the drain hole on the side wall. So to me it meant that I might have a leak. My home's water consumption doesn't seem to be any higher than normal. The Letro valve seems to work, meaning - it makes the sound and seems to be adding water when I press down on the bobber.
    I haven't gone ahead and done a full leak test (plugging all the holes, etc.) yet.
    Any thoughts? Could it be that my Letro isn't seating well still?
    It's totally annoying that the water level is so high, in part because my two baskets aren't catching anything off the top of the water!

    Thanks in advance.
    Outdoor IG Plaster Pool @18,000 gallons
    Cartridge Filter: Jandy CL580 (filter area 580 ft2, Max Flow 150 gpm, 6-hr capacity 54,000g)
    Pool Built est. 2002

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    Columbia, SC

    Re: Perplexing pool level

    Before you go running around plugging holes, can you just turn off the water supply to the autofill? If you have a leak it will readily become apparent with the autofill turned off.
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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