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    How can I have 35 psi AND a leak

    So, i measured the depth within my returns and it’s only between 6-8” deep. A guy I spoke to today said then that issue is probably definitely inside the beam. Which means if the issue is where we think it is, we would have to bust through the front of that waterfall…. And I’m finding...
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    How can I have 35 psi AND a leak

    Update: So, I just rigged up some fish tape w/ an inspection camera and went around the perimeter of the pool. Good news is I didn’t see a pinched pipe, or any massive bubbling up (like chlorine would have degraded the line or something). Granted, I suppose there could be leaks that I just...
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    How can I have 35 psi AND a leak

    It’s looking more and more like I may need to do this. The thought of trying to find a qualified person to actually find what’s going on, and then potentially having to jackhammer who knows how much of this pool, makes me a little ill… actually a lot. 😂
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    How can I have 35 psi AND a leak

    Update: so I dug about 2 and half feet down under the rock, and am not hitting a pipe (the pipe in the picture is the overflow). So, I know the rocks basically kind of “fold over” the shell of the pool. I would have assumed the pipes would have been run in the ground close to the shell, but...
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    How can I have 35 psi AND a leak

    So, a little less than 2 years ago (when I got pool up and going with new plaster and new equipment, after being drained for a few months) it was running at about 22 ish PSI with only the returns. Around 18 when the waterfall was also on. Then about a year ago it started creeping up… 25, 27...
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    How can I have 35 psi AND a leak

    I wish I could get a hold of the pool builder. I had some old paperwork on the pool (I moved back into this house after a parent passed away), but he’s long gone and I think passed away himself. This was built in 1993…. seems like this would almost need a camera to be snaked to find. Is that...
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    How can I have 35 psi AND a leak

    Okay, I took some videos and here’s what I’m looking at: Scenario 1) turned off return valve completely and only had waterfall valve open. Yes, the PSI drops to 19, but because of how I had to jerry rig the waterfall pump, there is WAY too much water that comes up at the top. Because of...
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