I'm trying to figure out the pipes in my in-ground pool. Due to a leak, I dug up right where my return line meets the pool (I've got 1 sq foot of dirt there. What I saw was a 1 1/2" black bendable line that connected into a much smaller black bendable line (not much thicker than a garden hose). This smaller line continued underground. So, I went and checked out what I got by the filter. By the filter, it's actually the smaller line *inside* of the 1 1/2" line. This goes underground.
Is this typical? What is happening underground? Is it the smaller line most of the way or is it in the larger line for the majority? Are there most likely more connections?
My only guess as to why this is happening is because they wanted to run the small line the whole way, but by the filter, they didn't want the small line to be exposed to the ground until it passed the frost line? Total guess though.
I ask because I'm trying to narrow down the exact location of the leak. If there are more connections, it could be at a connection. Otherwise it's a crack in the pipe. i also ask because I'll be redoing the lines myself this summer or next and just trying to learn as much as I can.