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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...
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    New Liner?

    It's 2 inches a week total (counting evap.) and runs my water/sewer bill about double to $200 per month. What is the life of a vinyl liner? I think the life of the liner would influence my decision-making greatly. If the liner is too old, why not replace it and have no leaks?
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    New Liner?

    I have been experiencing a lot of water loss so I had my pool guy come out and check for leaks. He used epoxy to patch a couple at a light fixture and on the side, but said that one at the main drain and another at a Caretaker return could only be fixed by replacing the liner. So I decided to...
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    Winter Cover

    Has anyone had good luck with a particular winter cover you could recommend? I do not want a safety cover. There are so many levels of quality in these covers you see online that it is confusing. Also have you had better luck from one supplier over another? I was looking to buy one this year...
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    PVC Leak at joint

    The couplings were installed a couple years ago. Is this something I can do myself? Do we have any links you can share that would show me how to do it?
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    PVC Leak at joint

    I applied PVC Cement Blue, but the coupling still leaks. I attached a picture of what I used and a pic of the coupling leaking again. What did I do wrong? I was told I could add outside the coupling and it would seal. So that is what I did. Still leaks though.
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    PVC Leak at joint

    I had pool repair company come out and replace a leaky Caretaker clean out basket union. As soon as they had left I found another leak lower down on one of the five Caretaker return lines. It is at the top of a type of connection sleeve each return has (red arrow). It is small but can cause...
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    Reseal of Skimmer

    I have or had a leak. Bucket test after two days showed pool level 3/4 inch lower than bucket. But then I discovered an external plumbing leak that I had missed before and fixed it. That's why I say maybe "had" a leak. But I am highly suspect of my skimmer too. So I lowered water level below...
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    It's been two weeks now!

    I just wanted to say "Thank you"! :p
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    It's been two weeks now!

    Slowly but surely getting clearer. As the water cleared we were able to see piles of leaves we had missed. This may explain why the SLAM has taken so long. As the water cleared more, I was able to get more leaves out. Now there is only a few single leaves here and there, but no darkened areas of...
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    Chlorine Drop Test Cylinder Residue

    My drop test cylinder has collected a black residue over the years of using it. I read somewhere about using muriatic acid to remove it, but don't know the concentration or how long to expose to acid. Would you share the link to this information or how to do? Thank you.
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    It's been two weeks now!

    It's been a few days now and, thank you, things are improving slooowly. But adjusting PH and CYA is definitely helping. Question: I thought PH and CYA tests during a SLAM were inaccurate, so we shouldn't do them. Is this not true?
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    It's been two weeks now!

    I have done a few SLAMS and none have taken this long :mad: I tried not using a cover this past year due to frustrations with cover removal in the past. But it backfired in that on pool opening I had a bad pump motor:( So by the time I got the water circulating I had a huge swamp with lots of...
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    PVC Pipe in Concrete Pumphouse Floor

    That worked. It is the seal. My plan is to go ahead and close the pool, although ideally I would like the water a little cooler. Then I can bring the pump indoors and work on it. If I thought I could do the job quickly I would pull the pump, repair it, then put it back in to close the pool. But...
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    PVC Pipe in Concrete Pumphouse Floor

    Hey, thank you guys. I think I can do this, if it is the seal. (I looked at the video). Not sure if I correctly attached a new image. Anyway it shows that there is space below the motor, but the pump housing sits flat on the concrete. All around the motor is dry, but it still could be the seal...
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    PVC Pipe in Concrete Pumphouse Floor

    I ran a broom stick down into the pipe and there is a 90 about 6-8 inches down. But here's the thing: I swept the water away to see if I could find a leak and it is definitely coming from the pump. It is coming from underneath the pump I think where the motor is bolted to the pump. There is no...