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    Small Leak?

    I've been trouble shooting leaks in my pool now for a few months and haven't been able to seal up most of them but I'm still losing water at a rate of about 5GPH. I determined this using the bucket test and the amount of volume lost in the pool over 48hrs otherwise. My question is, am I going to be able to find a ~5GPH leak using a traditional needle die method or am I wasting my time trying to find this size of a leak myself vs calling in a professional?

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    1982 IG plaster/pebble - 18K gallon city water, Hayward C900 Cartridge Filter, Single Speed Pump 1.5hp
    Testing with TFT-100, Treated with Liquid Chlorine, Muriatic Acid, and Baking Soda

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    Re: Small Leak?

    5GPH??? Have you turned your pump off for a few days to see if you still lose water? Sure a professional leak detection company isn't cheap but they can usually find the problem in a shorter amount of time vs you spending days or weeks searching for it.

    Leaks can drive a person crazy.
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    Re: Small Leak?

    5 gallons per hour. Is that a normal size, small, large? Yes, I have turned off the pump but I didn't go to the extend of plugging any inlets or outlets (jets, skimmer, etc). And yes, they are about to drive me crazy. I think it may be worth it to spend the $200 for someone else to find it.
    St, Augustine, FL / Covered Screen Enclosure
    1982 IG plaster/pebble - 18K gallon city water, Hayward C900 Cartridge Filter, Single Speed Pump 1.5hp
    Testing with TFT-100, Treated with Liquid Chlorine, Muriatic Acid, and Baking Soda

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