Recent content by dzl13

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    Major leak in skimmer lines-complete DIY replace?

    Thanks for the feedback. I guess I should have asked this originally but would you all suggest trying to find the leak? I had it quoted a year ago and it was $500 to find it within 2' and only 1 leak, meaning that if it was fixed and there was an additional smaller leak that would not be...
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    Major leak in skimmer lines-complete DIY replace?

    Setup: 33K gallon in ground circa 1982 (replaster 2016) single speed Pentair pump, DE filter. 1 jandy-1 side main drain, other side both skimmers 1.5" lines throughout After babying my cracked skimmer lines along for 3 seasons, it appears that they have gone far enough. When I put the valve...
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    skimmer inlet "raised" pipe

    Sounds good, then I "should" be good to try and unscrew it?
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    skimmer inlet "raised" pipe

    Please see pic. In one of my skimmers, I have a "raised" thin wall pipe. It appears to be surrounded by some foam insulation. There is suction off this line but little. The pool is 30+ years old and I'm hesitant to put much force on this to remove it. On my other skimmer I have a standard...
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    Looooong rip in pool cover

    My rectangular 30*19 pool cover has a very long tear, aprox 3' long, in the area that covers the stairs. I've looked at patches but they all state not to use on tears over 3" in length. I was considering trying to sew it up and then use patches over the hand sewn seam. Has anyone tackled any...
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    Upsize PVC if I need to change pipes?

    As far as I can tell it is a "Y" because it doesn't make a hard 90 degree turn but I can hear the gurgling at the joint. I haven't excavated everything, 3 hours was my limit last night. Good idea on the independent lines, I think that's how it should have been run in the first place. What is...
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    Upsize PVC if I need to change pipes?

    I have a serious leak in my suction line located below my deck in a Y joint (where both my skimmers join before heading to the jandy and pump. I'm at the point where I'll need to either patch or for a bit more money and effort I could upsize from a 1.5" suction to a 2". What do you guys think...
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    Will this blow my lines apart?

    I have a leak in my suction lines. My skimmers are linked together underground somewhere and then run to a 3 way jandy linking the 2 skimmers, main drain and the pump. All the piping is underground but is not under concrete but a wood deck. All the usual suspects have been investigated and...
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    Hose bladder to find leak in skimmer line?

    I am 99.9% sure I have a crack somewhere in one of my skimmer lines (2 skimmers tie together somewhere before the pump) as when I switch from 100% main drain to skimmers I get a surge of air that doesn't clear. If I leave it at a 50/50 split main to skimmers the air stays but it never runs dry...
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    Skimmer lines suck air, main drain fine

    I have checked all above ground. As you can see form the pic below my setup is simple. There are 2 suction lines coming through the concrete, the left is the skimmer line (both skimmers are tied together somewhere underground) and the right is the main drain connected via a 3 way jandy. I can...
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    Skimmer lines suck air, main drain fine

    Thanks for the suggestion. I had checked for the vortex effect but the suction is not great, the actual suction line is very deep (12" below the water line), and with the catch basket in place there isn't any noticeable vortex. Aside from spending $350+ on someone to simply locate the leak...
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    Skimmer lines suck air, main drain fine

    My skimmers do not have weir doors but the air in the line issue exists regardless of the water level.
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    Skimmer lines suck air, main drain fine

    I have a simple Jandy valve splitting the main drain from 2 joined skimmers. When I switch to 100% main drain then it pulls fin, no air in the lines, when I switch to split or 100% skimmers it will hold for a second but then it looks like the air "breaks" into the pump basket. I say breaks...