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    water missing from pool while closed

    hey guys,

    so about 2 months ago i started to think my water level had been decreasing. it was minor enough that i chalked it up to evaporation, impossible as that sounded.

    but somewhere within the last month, the water level definitely got lower. and now i think the pool cover pump i had must have been siponing water from under the cover through some kind of hole somewhere on the cover.

    the water level must be a foot lower from where it was when i closed the pool.

    it just dawned on me today that the water provides an opposing force to the ground and that my walls are in jeopardy of cracking. but it's freezing outside now and i'm not sure it's so wise to try to refill now. suggestions?
    22kgal kidney pool, concrete walls, vinyl liner
    jandy vsfhp165aut with iaqualink controller. jandy cs250 filter. jandy truclear swg. jandy ee2500 heatpump
    all versaplumb fittings throughout equipment 7 ton waterfall driven off pump
    polaris 380, powered by main pump. taylor tf100 test equipment

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    Re: water missing from pool while closed

    How low is your actual water level currently? Relative to the top of pool and to the 'shallow end' if you have one? Unless it is really low, I wouldn't be too concerned. I would be more concerned about your liner shifting than the pools walls for now. If your pool isn't a block of ice, I would add water now for peace of mind but I wouldn't add water on top of ice though.
    16' x 32' (21100 gal), vinyl, 1.5 hp Hayward SuperPump,
    Tagelus TA60/60D Sand Filter, Raypak 399K Digital Heater, TF-100

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    Re: water missing from pool while closed

    down to first stair (12" from bottom of low end). yikes.
    22kgal kidney pool, concrete walls, vinyl liner
    jandy vsfhp165aut with iaqualink controller. jandy cs250 filter. jandy truclear swg. jandy ee2500 heatpump
    all versaplumb fittings throughout equipment 7 ton waterfall driven off pump
    polaris 380, powered by main pump. taylor tf100 test equipment

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    Re: water missing from pool while closed

    Frozen solid still? I would try to add some water if possible.
    16' x 32' (21100 gal), vinyl, 1.5 hp Hayward SuperPump,
    Tagelus TA60/60D Sand Filter, Raypak 399K Digital Heater, TF-100

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    Re: water missing from pool while closed

    We've had a string of nice weather days, if you want to add some water I would say go ahead and do it. How deep is the shallow end where you have 12" of water remaining? Keep an eye on your cover pump and see if it starts to pump out water once the water level gets higher.
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    Re: water missing from pool while closed

    thanks guys.

    i did refill not long after i posted. i stopped about 12 inches from filter because we were getting freezing whether and didn't want plumbing problems in the house.
    this weekend i finally got the last 6 inches done.

    i removed the pump. nearly had the cover cave in. threw the pump back on it and tided the cover up.

    whew. thanks.

    just hope the walls didn't crack.
    22kgal kidney pool, concrete walls, vinyl liner
    jandy vsfhp165aut with iaqualink controller. jandy cs250 filter. jandy truclear swg. jandy ee2500 heatpump
    all versaplumb fittings throughout equipment 7 ton waterfall driven off pump
    polaris 380, powered by main pump. taylor tf100 test equipment

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