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    Inground pool leak / overflow

    No. Gutters just have normal downspouts that drain to the yard. I wish rain water would fall with perfect pool chemistry, else I would make sure thew downspouts led to the pool. ;) I'll snap a picture or two in a minute to show the layout and post them.
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    Inground pool leak / overflow

    No separately plumbed waste. It was the skimmer gasket - re-seating the screws and cranking them down really tight stopped the leak. Why a skimmer leak would lead to a 15' run of pipe, I don't know - something below the skimmer assembly? Who knows... Whatever the 4" drain pipe was intended...
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    Inground pool leak / overflow

    Follow up, in case it helps anyone.... Dug down and found exit of pipe. Water was/kinda still is leaking at about 15 gallons per hour. Called pool guy - he was mystified as to why there was a 4" PVC pipe used as pool drainage (it is pool water - confirmed by chemical test). Before he came, I...
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    Inground pool leak / overflow

    Thanks, Maddie. I read that leak detection post, as well as a few others, and none seem to cover a leak to overflow. I wish I could have been here when the pool was plumbed to see how everything is underground. I'm unclear as to where this overflow pipe would sit wherever it terminates at the...
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    Inground pool leak / overflow

    Hello, everyone. I'm not really sure what I got going on, so I figured I'd ask here before calling in the $pool guy$. We've been adding a bit of water lately, which isn't uncommon in TN in August, but it's a bit more than usual. Anyways, while out cutting the yard today, I ran into a mucky...
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    Opening water balance question...

    West TN, just outside of Memphis. Rain / snow were about the same as last year. I think I sumped out about 6 inches of water back in February when we started getting (really cold!) rain that brought the water level up to the skimmer. For now I'm just writing it off as one of those 'things'...
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    Opening water balance question...

    This is not so much about how to get levels where they should be (finally did that today!!!! yay!!!), but more about why they were where they were. This is the first year our pool has been such a bear to 'get right' (our 4th season opening it). In the past, we just had to shock it in spring...
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    Multi-port question

    For posterity, and in case anyone in the future has this question again, this is what I learned.... The 'putty-like stuff' is actually rubber (sort of - more like a flimsier version of rubber). It took on the sticky appearance (I assume) from years in service / chemical degradation. It was...
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    Multi-port question

    Thanks for the reply. The 'gasket' in question was indeed 'designed' that way and is sold only as a 'unit'. It's a MP valve used on Pentair filters, as well. It's similar to plumbing wax, like on a bowl ring. I found one online that I can get for $40 with shipping, but I'll kick and scream...
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    Multi-port question

    Hi everyone. Multi-port valve (WC112-148) spider gasket on a Sta-Rite sand filter is leaking (water to waste when on recirc., not so much on filtration). It's not so much a gasket, as it is a putty-like substance in the plug grooves. As such, it is sold as a plug / gasket assembly only. Is...