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    Mesh Cover Question I

    Great help folks!! I have some more questions for MESH SAFETY cover users: 1. Do you recommend DIY install or should I hire a professional? 2. How difficult is cover removal/cover application? Do you do this yourself? Is it really heavy? 3. I have a concrete deck except for steps area (see...
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    Valve Leaking

    After pool opening I have a leak in this valve (see picture). It is hard to see exactly what part of valve is leaking. Where do I start to check for leak? Can I DIY this repair? It is not in the joint, it is leaking from the valve itself. Also I have another leak where two pieces of PVC come...
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    Mesh Cover Question I

    Tired of tarp covers and water bags...considering mesh safety cover purchase. Those of you with mesh covers, when you close your pool do you use a pool closing kit (chemicals) in the water before putting on your cover for the winter? I have used them with solid tarp covers and it has helped...
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    Winter Tarp Cover Problem

    For years I have been using the cheapest tarp cover I could find for a winter cover (about $150 - $180 recently). I think I only got 2 years out of this one. The problem is this winter I lost about half of the pool water from seepage through the cover and vacuumed up by the pool cover pump (my...
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    Deck Refinishing

    I have a concrete pool deck that has become worn and has a few cracks and settling over the years. I would like to DIY refinishing, but do not have any experience and there are so many products out there. I have read that I need to pressure wash (any particular HP requirement), then apply a...
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    Should I Hire A Leak Specialist

    Not at all! The business is owned by Chris Tally NPS Pool Leak Detection - Swimming Pool Repair Service in Winston-Salem, Greensboro,HighPoint and surrounding areas. Company name is NPS.
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    Should I Hire A Leak Specialist

    I wanted to follow up and say, "Thank you" to everyone who posted. I hired a leak specialist last month. He told me he uses an electric type search technology initially. He found 4 tiny holes in the liner in the deep end and two in the shallow. He also found that the liner was leaking at a light...
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    Should I Hire A Leak Specialist

    I'll check those. Is there any chance it could be the pump itself? Season before last the pump was leaking and I determined the leak was on the bottom between the motor and the impeller. So that winter I replaced the seal. Did fine for about a month last spring then started leaking again...
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    Should I Hire A Leak Specialist

    I still have the prime problem. The water level is very good. I checked the weir door, working well. The pump o-ring was replaced last year and looks good. It was dry though, so I got some lube and used it on the gasket. I tried what you suggested, Texas Splash, and bypassed the Caretaker system...
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    Should I Hire A Leak Specialist

    I contacted a professional about checking for my leaks. They want the pool filled and clean so that they can do what they do. I filled the pool, connected the plumbing, and started the pump yesterday. I noticed it took a long time to prime, but did prime. I turned the pump off today to clean...
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    Should I Hire A Leak Specialist

    I believe it was still leaking when I removed the cover this week. The only things below the water level now is the liner itself, the main drain, and the Caretaker returns in the floor of the pool (15 of them, floor returns only). The light fixtures and skimmer are well above water level. I do...
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    Should I Hire A Leak Specialist

    I checked the invoice and the liner is 9 and 1/2 years old. It looks in good shape though, other than the leak problem...if the liner is the problem and not the plumbing. I did the bucket test, so I'm pretty sure the 1 inch per week is due to leaking and not evaporation.
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    Should I Hire A Leak Specialist

    Good Afternoon! I have a leak in my in-ground vinyl liner pool. I did the bucket test last summer and determined that I am losing one inch of water per week due to the leak. This number was confirmed when I removed the cover this week and found the water level 25 inches below where it was when I...
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    New Liner?

    Thanks for your input Catanzaro. No, I had the plumbing and heat pump with no water flowing through when doing the bucket test. I recently replaced both gaskets at the skimmer and it was confirmed no leaks there. I didn't realize that evaporation loss from the pool could be more than in the...
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    New Liner?

    It normally runs about $100 to $125 when the pool is closed. It is running $200 a month now. That is not inconsequential to my budget. I just thought I could get someone's comments on how long a liner should last since mine is 9 years old already, or when someone should consider getting one...