Recent content by Strob

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    Return line leak under concrete decking - options?

    Is there any delimited portion of concrete that you could easily break yourself with a sledge hammer? I had that chance and it cost me exactly 13,50$ CAD to repair myself and it was pretty easy. I still have to put back the dirt and pour new concrete. 2 huge bags of concrete cost me only 8$. I...
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    leak probably from the return line.

    An update on my return line leak saga. Fix-a-leak didn't work at all. Even though I squeezed it directly in the return line. I finally broke the concrete on top of my return line. There was a concrete square on top of that return that looked thinner and newer than the rest. So I guess there...
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    leak probably from the return line.

    Okl thank g5marek. I am waiting for my bottle delivery. I also used food coloring and i saw the food coloring being succked up in the return so this is really where it is leaking for me. I will use a squeeze botle to send some fix a leak directly in the return like they say in the instructions:
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    plugging the return directly in the skimmer?

    Ok thanks for your input. I will try to use fix a leak like they say in the instructions. For sure I will make it flow in recirculate mode. My only fear is that it's a toxic product and don't want my baby to be affected by this when I bring him in the pool. So even if it looks like all the...
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    plugging the return directly in the skimmer?

    I have a leak near my second return in the pipe that i want to fix with fix-a-leak. But i don't want the product everywhere. So i thought i would try to run a flexible pipe from my second return directly in my skimmer intake and I will put a plug in the first return. So the product qould...
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    leak probably from the return line.

    I am now ready to order a fix-a-leak bottle. I did another test lately by just running the filter in recirculate mode and the leak was faster. i think it's because the pressure on the return pipe must be stronger when in recirculate mode. But I have a question for the pool experts here: to...
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    leak probably from the return line.

    Finally I could remove a clamp on the drain line just ouside the shed and not a single drop came out after a few hours of filtering. So the problem is not related to the drain or the filter itself. So my leak must be in the return line. My bet is that the leak is near my second return. since...
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    leak probably from the return line.

    Ok, just outside the shed my drain pass through 3 elbws at 90 degree. I tried to unmount one of them to see if water will come ou there while filtering but it was jammed so I will try again soon. I did a bucket test yesterday. In 13 hours, my pool water level went down 3 inches while filtering...
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    leak probably from the return line.

    Ok. Thanks all. The putty on the pump input is just some silicon that i put myself cause there was some minor dropping from there now it's dry. The setup is inside a shed and the floor is dry enough. I always wondered why there was a valve on the drain. But that valve is not even working. I...
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    leak probably from the return line.

    Hi and thanks for your inputs. For sure I will wash the sewer camera in the pool before running it in the lines! :tasty: My sand filter looks like this: If it's a backwash leak I guess I would see some water flowing out from the drain? I will try to make a precise measure of the leak like...
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    leak probably from the return line.

    Hi, I think I have a leak somewhere in the return line. So my system consists of a IG pool with a sand filter. One skimmer and two returns. There is a grid in the bottom but it's plugged (never used i guess). It came with a house i bought a year and a half ago. I loose maybe 2 or 3 inches...
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    vacuuming does and don't

    Ok great. Thank you!
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    vacuuming does and don't

    Hi, I didn't find a section about vacuuming does and don't in the pool school. I am wondering when you need to vacuum in draining mode versus filter mode. This is my first season with a pool and from now on I was vacuuming only in drain mode but I realised I'maybe loosing too much precious...
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    Just received my k-2006c test kit

    Thnaks for your answer. O yes I meant 0.2 for CC. Ok to know how much CYA each puck is adding, I will measure their weight and use trichlor in the pool calculator I guess.
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    Just received my k-2006c test kit

    Hi, I'm a new pool owner (it came with my newly bought first house) Here are my first results with the k-2006C test kit I just received from Piscines Appolo: FC 2.2 CC 0.2 pH 7.7 TA 100 CH 170 CYA 0 It is a bit more work than I thought using this kit, but at least it's precise. My pool is now...