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  1. P

    Pump not priming

    My pool pump turns on automatically at 6 AM every morning and runs until 2 PM. I recently replaced my filters and now the pump turns on but does not cycle the water. To get the pump to work I have to go out and turn the Jandy valve to spa drain, this will get water inside the pump basket, I then...
  2. B

    Leak detector company experience, FYI

    My relative has a pool like mine - inground with white plaster - and it had a leak we could not locate so a leak detector company was hired. After checking the entire pool inside and out and performing pressure tests on all plumbing, they determined the leak is from hairline cracks in the...
  3. M

    Paramount Module Shooting Out Water

    I have a Paramount 6 valve system and last week noticed water was shooting out one side of the module. Finding a broken o ring, it was a quick and simple replacement. Unfortunately, the issue continues. There aren’t any noticeable cracks in the lid or any other pieces. The band clamp was put...
  4. B

    Has anyone had their entire skimmer replaced due to a leak?

    I'm having a leak at the skimmer (I have another thread going about that) and a pool maintenance person suggested hiring a leak detection company to find and repair the leak. He told me they might want to replace the entire skimmer, including digging up the concrete and replacing all the skimmer...
  5. N

    Bypassing Hayward Heater

    Hi All, I have a pool with a Hayward H250 Ed2 heater. It seems the heat exchanger (which I replaced only 3 years ago) is leaking again. I have a couple of questions. 1)If the heater is leaking when the pump is running but the heater is off, does that mean the internal bypass is broken, or is it...
  6. SCope345

    Leak in NEW Inground Build - HELP - can’t locate source

    The construction of our new inground build was complete Memorial Day weekend. We got a terrible rain the entire weekend which left our backyard wet for about a week. About a week later we noticed the ground around our pool and spa still wet. After voicing our concern to our builder a Leak...
  7. kansas_city19

    Pool Leak...where to start

    Pool doesn't seem to leak until we run the pumps (bucket tested). When the pumps are running it leaks pretty quickly (1/2 inch per hour). Interesting thing about the leak, that I would like to get feedback on, is that it leaks but then it slows down. The skimmer is still pulling in water, there...
  8. C

    Leaking Hayward Sand Filter - Pump Running with MPV “Closed”

    I noticed a slow drip coming from a (union?) valve of my filter (I believe it’s the return port). Please see the red circled area in the pic. I’m also attaching a pic of the Filter - I believe it’s a Hayward s200. Should I attempt to tighten this nut? Just leave it alone? Replace it? It slowly...
  9. A

    Temporary return line above ground

    Hi! We open my in gorund pool this summer to find the plugs out of the jet and at the bottom of the pool...ugh. When the pump is not running we do not lose any water! When we turn the pump on after about 15 minutes we start seeing water bubbling out of a drainage grate on my pool patio a way...
  10. dntboles

    Help troubleshooting possible leak

    Please help me develop a troubleshooting plan to determine if I have a leak from the spa. Background: We have a pool with elevated spa. We normally run water into the spa nozzles and let it overflow into the pool, while keeping the spa drain closed. 27 days after plaster of our pool, I...
  11. S

    Is this seam fine..?

    Is this seam fine in the attached image? Originally started leaking after being filled up for a day and in the pic is the patch behind it (also added one in front) that the company sent since it’s a brand new liner. You can see the shadow of the seam overlap and how thin it gets, and it got...
  12. X

    Losing 1-2 inches of water daily

    We have a 20x40 Guntie pool and we noticed over the winter our pool drained more than what we had at the end of the season. We live in Michigan and our pool company said that is common, however it did not happen the year before. We now have had water fully in the pool for 2-3 weeks and have lost...
  13. O

    Multiple Questions about Maintaining Older Pool

    Hello everyone! In the past year my wife and I purchased a home with a pool that I believe was built late 80s/early 90s. It has been a bit of a crash course learning how to care for the pool. Now I have multiple questions for the community to see if I can get some advice on what I should...
  14. starburst

    Sand / Particles in Pool

    This morning I found sand and small plastic particles in my pool, where they were located was right under a return in the shallow end. It looks like they were pushed out the return and landed right there on the pool floor. I do NOT have a sand filter. I attached a photo of the sand and the...
  15. D

    Water leaks past my Jandy diverter valve

    Some background, I have been attempting to isolate an in-ground pool leak. I have ordered an air/water pressure test kit, waiting for its arrival. I have determined with the bucket test that I have a leak and a dye test that has shown one of the skimmers is pulling dye. But, I believe I have...
  16. E

    Return Line Leak - Skimmer

    Hello, Hoping to get some assistance. After some detective work, I'm confident that I have a skimmer leak and unfortunately it's coming from the plumbing - not the face plate or interior of the skimmer. With the pump off the pool holds water fine. I unplugged my jets, and the pool holds...
  17. B

    Leak

    The valve on the bottom of my above ground pool is leaking. I broke the cap tightening it down once already. But the new cap is leaking also. I’m new to all this plastic Hardware...and am wondering if silicone or some other type of sealant is routinely applied. Of course I used thread tape. very...
  18. S

    Pump housing water leak

    Last year I noticed some water seeping through the connection of the pipe coming out of the pump housing when the pump is running. It was very little and didn't really spill over. This year the water showed up again when I opened up the pool, and this time it appears to be dripping off to the...
  19. Z

    Leak Help

    Hello Everyone, I just opened my pool the other day. It's an IGP, approx 42k gallons. The pool held water over the winter without any signs of leaking. In the fall I left the water a little below the skimmers, and when I removed the cover a few days ago, the water was at the top of the...
  20. Y

    Water leaking out backwash line

    Hi all, I have a salt water pool with a DE filter. Water is leaking into the backwash line in filter mode, and exiting at the wastewater pipe at the front of my house. My pool guy's solution is to "clean the filter" and to install a "ball valve" at the front of the house, where the water is...
  21. S

    Gunite pool leak about 5" below skimmer

    Hello TFP community, We built a gunite pool and spa 9 years ago. It is a fairly complex setup, both at the normal equipment pad (shared 3 HP Pentair Intelliflo VS) as well as the separately plumbed RiverFlow swim current system (two 10" intake pipes and one 10" supply pipe). I do all the...
  22. T

    Suggestions for presumed leak in bench waterfall (in-ground pool)

    Hey everyone, I'd like your suggestions about how to handle what I believe is a leak from a waterfall that is installed in a slightly rounded, concrete, tiled bench adjoining my in-ground pool. There is a build-of a hard white deposit on one side of the waterfall. I assume that this is...
  23. J

    Pool leak follow up - fix a leak for main drain?

    I wrote about this 1.5 seasons ago (Pool leak mystery: help me create a plan of action please....), finally have a new update.... Background: had pool replastered. Before doing so, PB did pressure test of all plumbing lines, which cleared. When we bought the house, main drain was plugged, pipe...
  24. J

    Strange leak in my friend's pool - also need help identifying equipment / piping

    I'm trying to help a friend locate a leak in his pool but we are really struggling to find it and wanted to see if anyone can assist remotely. A few things to note that are causing concern. The pool looses about 4" worth of water a week. Not sure how many gallons that is, but I suspect it is...
  25. schuetteknight

    Too much water loss? Possible leak?

    Hello all, I have a new inground pool. I am having to add water about once a week. At first I thought this was just from slashing and such but now I'm wondering if there is possibly a leak. Yesterday I attached a scale in my pool and to track the change in water level. It looks like the level...
  26. E

    My pool has a leak. I need an inexpensive solution

    Two summers ago, my pool began showing signs of a leak. My pool company did a dive test prior to close and patched a few holes in the liner I thought the issue was fixed but last summer, my pool continued to show signs of a leak. When I opened the pool in late June, the water level was VERY low...
  27. A

    Urgent, please help - Structural Cracks

    We just bought a house with a pool. We've only lived here six months and a while ago, about 2 months, we noticed two cracks. With the rainy weather and the holidays it took a long time to get someone out to test them. They are structural cracks in the concrete shell and we are working with a...
  28. awpoll

    plumbing under gunite shell

    We are on the verge of beginning our pool dig. My PB is finishing up a pool nearby and we are next on his list. One thing he said about the plumbing is that he wants to run all lines centrally down the center of the pool and then turn towards the equipment pad. I am concerned that if ever there...
  29. Johnnie2038

    Caretaker system leak

    I moved into my house about 7 months ago and the pool was working fine but recently the caretaker system on the bottom side of it was leaking some water could tell it was because the Dirt around it was moist, so I attempted to seal it with pool putty and the previous owner had put silicone on...
  30. F

    Mystery Leak in in ground pool

    10,000 gallon in ground gunnite pool. Professionally resurfaced with Krystalkrete 2017. Main drain in bottom that has been capped off w threaded fittings and Teflon tape. Dye test at main drain showed no leak. Property is on the Florida coast. Pool has a mystery leak and will completely...