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    My TFP may be in trouble - Leak

    There appears to be a leak in my 11 mos old pool. We lost 1/4 inch of water in 20 hours. Not happy.

    Can anyone give me an idea of what we will go through in getting this fixed? I'm assuming that it will be covered by the pool builder, but I'm concerned that pool builder will complain that we haven't been having our water tested by him, primarily because his store is 1 hour from us. We have a K-2006, but we have also been testing about once every 2-4 weeks at a closer store.

    We haven't been able to figure out where the leak is, but I think it might be at the light.

    Thanks.
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    Re: My TFP may be in trouble - Leak

    I'll tell you a 1/4" in one day is not that much...It has warmed up...you sure it's not just evaporation/splashout?

    Try the bucket test...keep everyone out of the pool for 24hrs...note your pool water level and then fill a 5 gal bucket with 4.5 gals of water and mark the water level on the bucket...leave it next to the pool...come back in 24 hrs and see if they held the same amount of water
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    Re: My TFP may be in trouble - Leak

    Thanks, I will try the bucket test before calling pool guy. Don't want the embarrassment or the expense if it is just evaporation.

    I'm thinking it is likely that there is a leak though because there was no one in the pool during this time so it wasn't splash out and it was covered with the solar cover for about 14 hours of the 20.
    19,000 gallons
    Stay-Rite System 3 Cartridge filter
    IG vinyl, MasterTemp 400 Propane heater
    Intellichlor 40 SWG, 2006 Taylor Test Kit with Speed Stirrer
    1.5 HP Pump

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    Re: My TFP may be in trouble - Leak

    ouch...could be...the solar cover really helps on the evap. Try it out...keep us posted. Good luck
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    Re: My TFP may be in trouble - Leak

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    Re: My TFP may be in trouble - Leak

    Yep. Leak it is. Bucket went down 1/4 inch, pool down 3/4 inch.

    Anyone know what the "average" guarantee is on a new pool. I should know what it is for my pool, but I don't.
    19,000 gallons
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    IG vinyl, MasterTemp 400 Propane heater
    Intellichlor 40 SWG, 2006 Taylor Test Kit with Speed Stirrer
    1.5 HP Pump

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    Re: My TFP may be in trouble - Leak

    Many builders warranty the work for 1 year, those with confidence in their product will carry it to 5 years. I'd definitely talk to the PB and see what they'll do for you

    Do you have a multiport and is it leaking out the 'waste' line? Give the leak detection article that reebok linked a read (reebok, how much do I owe you for pumping that article :P )
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    Re: My TFP may be in trouble - Leak

    I did read the article. I didn't find anything with the food coloring test. I've checked all of the above ground pipes and nothing has water around it.

    I'm sorry, I don't know what a multiport is.
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    IG vinyl, MasterTemp 400 Propane heater
    Intellichlor 40 SWG, 2006 Taylor Test Kit with Speed Stirrer
    1.5 HP Pump

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    Re: My TFP may be in trouble - Leak

    Sorry, my bad , I didn't notice that you have a cart filter However, there is a chance that the filter system is leaking - check for unexplained water around the pump/ filter system.
    Luv& Luk
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    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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