leak

  1. goody222

    Risk of cover leak when using automatic sump pump?

    The last 2 years I've rested my automatic sump pump on top of my solid pool cover (just a big tarp). Its been so nice not having to worry about water on my cover. However, I was thinking to myself, what if my pool cover developed a leak? The sump would just run continuously until it basically...
  2. J

    Inground Pool leaking and groundwater, cement repair

    Hi folks, I am looking for some guidance in regards to fixing my inground pool. I noticed our pool was leaking and our pool liner was getting worn out so decided its time to fix things up. When i cut out the liner, i saw there were parts on the concrete that is black and deteriorating, and even...
  3. N

    Concrete footing 1 inch above lines & conduits?

    Hi we're doing an in-ground pool and replacement of the adjacent patio and patio cover. We've learned from the patio contractor that -- surprise -- one of the two patio cover concrete footings (12" deep by 48" wide "spread footers") will now need go to directly over the assemblage of pool/spa...
  4. S

    New plumbing now with low flow to spa return

    I just had my pool converted to salt and salt cell plumbed into the prior system. Cell is working fine but the way the guy did it ended up stopping pretty much altogether the flow in the spa return while running the pump in pool mode. I’ll post before and after photos below. Spa gets filled via...
  5. johngault007

    When Leaks Almost Look Like Heavy Evaporation

    So I just want to preface this thread with a shout out to the search function on this site and the great help that has already been provided by members here! My pool has been up and running for about 5 weeks now, and for some reason my water levels were dropping 1/2" to 1" per day. Fast enough...
  6. D

    Temporary piping for leaking pool

    All right, guys. Yet again, my pool has sprung a leak. I'm busy seeing where it settles (level wise) and then will begin what might be a challenging repair. I have another thread for the leak. This thread is about how I might be able to use my filter and pump while my skimmer and my return...
  7. B

    New Pump Motor - Leaking From Bolt Hole

    I replaced the motor (century motor B2854) on my Whisperflo pool pump (Schematic). I bought a new seal kit, and replaced items 11, 16, and 9. On 11 and 9 I used some lubricant when installing. On 16, I put some silicone around the side that goes into the seal plate, and nothing around the side...
  8. F

    Can’t find the leak!

    Hello! I have been helped COUNTLESS times by this website. Thank you! We are down to one return jet after having one closed off because of an underground leak (which we’ll repair next year). We also had a new vinyl liner installed this year and after a month or so of working perfectly, we’ve...
  9. K

    What's Wrong With This Photo

    I'm having a pool built in my back yard and I noticed what looks like a leak stain on the side (see pics, below) Do you think this might cause a problem? The pool still needs decking and plaster. The builder started on this pool back in November of last year and is still at it on and off. The...
  10. T

    Possible pool leak, multiport crackling, and air in skimmer when pump stopped

    After doing the bucket test, it seems there is definitely some kind of leak in my pool, but the very odd thing is that it appears to be random when this happens. I can go a full week or two without losing much of any water, and then a week or two where it loses water much more than the bucket...
  11. C

    Leak Help

    I currently have a leak in my pool that I have been chasing and trying to identify. I have a 33,000gal pool. With the pump running, the pool loses approximately 1" of water in under 48hours. When the pump is off, I only lost about 1/8" to 1/4" in 48 hours. My pool installer thought it may be...
  12. M

    Pool leaking where hose connects on the outside

    Hi all, I have a slight leak coming from where the hose connects to the pool. I've taken a video of it here: Any help or advice on fixing this would be greatly appreciated. If it requires draining the pool down to the level of this connection then I would rather just let it sit all summer...
  13. J

    Suction Side Leak - Water Loss - Can't find anything??

    Hi I have a large vinyl liner inground pool - no main drain or pool lights, just 2 skimmers and 3 return jets. Losing about 1-1.5 inches of water for every 12 hours when the pump is off overnight. No water loss when the pump is running, have tested this a few times already. Figured it must...
  14. M

    Setting up intex pool for the first time and the whole bottom is leaky

    We purchased an Intex 18'x48" pool and spent the last week leveling our yard, putting a 1" foam layer, and then pavers for the supports to sit on that are level with the foam. Yesterday we decided to start filling it. We only put around an inch of water in because I wanted to see how it was...
  15. ajcadoo

    Hybrid Pool Leak with Photos and Video - ANY HELP MUCH APPRECIATED!

    Hey y'all, Grew up with a pool so know basics but just bought a house with a neglected hybrid pool (concrete bottom/fiberglass walls). Seller disclosed a "$1k leak coming from the steps" but I am doing due diligence to ensure everything is good. What I've done so far: Drained algae-infested...
  16. S

    Fix A Leak on skimmer line?

    We've moved in to a house with 20000 Salt water pool/spa, plaster, Pentair Intellichlor IC-40, Intelliflo, Pentair heater , auto-fill that was built between Nov 2017-beginging of 2018. Since we've never owned a pool haven't done a separate pool inspection. Noticed low salt red light, poured...
  17. jfreeman

    What is wrong with my pump and filter?

    I replaced my pool pump motor (but not housing) a couple months ago. I noticed it was leaking, reseated it and tightened the screws even tighter than before, and it seemed to be good after that. Then Winter Storm Uri came through Texas and burst a couple of my pipes. I was without power for 36...
  18. N

    Crack in return line

    Hi there, I’ve attached a picture of a crack in one of my returns. The leak is pretty bad. How would you go about repairing this? Do we have to replace the liner to fix this? Would it be possible to have the inlet glued, or could I use a coupler to seal it? I’m also trying to figure out which...
  19. B

    Pool Liner and Ice

    Replaced pool liner for 40'x20' inground Lazy-L back in 2015. Last Oct I lowered the water to about 10" below the returns instead of the normal 2"-3". Everything fine up until 25-Dec when i looked out and saw that the water had dropped sharply - down to maybe 2" of water on the shallow end...
  20. M

    "Whip System" Leak

    Hello all- I have an inground pool. It suddenly has a serious leak that is much faster with the pump on. I had a leak detection service come out and they found 3 leaks. One at the skimmer mouth, one in the return line, and one in the "wall whips." This isn't something that I had ever heard of...
  21. J

    Pentair Heater Manifold Leak

    Hello. After the freeze in Texas I noticed water pooling under the manifold of my pentair heater while the pump is running. I found the leak (slowly drips water) on the return pipe. My guess is the freeze created a small fracture in the pipe. Any ideas how to repair this or will I need to...
  22. thephatp

    Cracks / Leaks at Skimmer

    Our deck has moved and cracked more than I expected. I noticed a few months back that there was a crack in the side wall near my skimmer, and I can clearly tell it's leaking now. Note that this happened prior to the freeze here in Texas a couple of weeks ago, so it's unrelated to that. While it...
  23. xtrsports

    Crack in PVC Light Conduit

    A couple of years ago my PVC conduit running to the deep end light must have frozen and cracked creating a slow leak. I "fixed" it by putting a small layer of epoxy around the area where the wires came out of of the cove. This was fine until last year when I needed to replace the light fixture...
  24. Bigtymetexan

    Spa Leak *SUSPECTED*

    Hello pool friends! I have a question. I just had my pool/spa completed and noticed on the side far behind my pool that the ground was damp (more soggy the farther you went to the back near the fence). The pic shows where there is wet grass (spray painted). It gets MUCH worse about 35 feet to...
  25. gio5

    Pool Leak

    I suspected a leak all last season, but now that the pool is closed I definitely have a leak. My pool has lost water down to only about a foot of water in the pool since it was closed. So does it mean it's the liner, since everything is plugged and closed? So sad that the liner only got 6...
  26. C

    Suction line leaking

    Can anyone help with this? I have a pentagram above ground filter/pipes (pool is in ground) My suction line is leaking at the metal nut joint. I have a video, but this won’t allow me to upload.
  27. A

    Leak

    Hi all I rented a house where there is a pool. During last 2 years we have had 3 leaks. Everytime i used time and with food colering to find the leaks in the cement and cracks between the tiles. The pool have been emtied and the leak have been repaired. Last repair i noticed the cement block...
  28. C

    Possible Leak?

    Hello, This may be a long shot, but I’m wondering if anyone can help walk me through a way to determine if my indoor pool is leaking. I live in Colorado. It gets down to 20 or lower at night right now. Air is cold and very, very dry. I have a 16x32 indoor pool that is covered with a bubble...
  29. D

    Liner leak in inground just after closing

    Our pool started leaking when we put the winter cover on. It has the Pacific Pools construction with vinyl liner, polymer walls and "K brackets" supporting the walls, and a sand bottom. We were loosing about 1/2 inch per day, but now that there is only about a foot of water in the shallow end...
  30. bbrock

    Could it be a water leak?

    Hello TFP’ers. I live in the East Bay Area of Northern California. Pool temperature this night right is 53. Daytime temps today were about 57 mid morning to 64 high. Ever since the summer, I seem to still be adding water. I’m performing the bucket test right now since about 5 PM as I’m...