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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

    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?

    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 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...