Crack in Skimmer Mouth

rccarps2

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Aug 6, 2015
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Found a crack running from my coping down through the front of my skimmer to the pebbletec. Does not appear to go down below the skimmer mouth. See attached pics. Have had a gut feeling about adding more water than normal, recently.

Going to to try a bucket test in the next day or so. The area below the river rock (directly behind the crack) is damp. We haven't had rain in weeks, I haven't watered, and no one has swam for any splash out. The same area in the deep end is bone dry. So I can only suspect that there is some water making its way through the crack into the paver bedding sand. The water spots on the pavers/coping is from me pulling the skimmer basket.

Emailed the PB with the pics and he got right back saying he would send a diver out to dye test all applicable areas in the pool (not just the crack) to see where water loss may be coming from. Glad he was so responsive.

Warranty is 5 years on the coping/tile line and lifetime on the shell. Pool is 3 and a half years old.

Any thoughts/comments on the pictures? Rough idea on how to repair?

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Thanks,
RC
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
I can not follow how the pics you posted fit together.

Is the crack by the skimmer or the river rock?

Does the crack extend to or below the waterline?

That looks like a settling crack and you just fix the grout. Where is the crack below the waterline to leak? If the area around the skimmer settled maybe the pipe connection to the skimmer is leaking.
 

rccarps2

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Aug 6, 2015
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Let me put them in a better order, with some details on each. The crack appears to travel down below the waterline, to the bottom right corner of the skimmer mouth.

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Front right of skimmer.
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Closeup of waterline and crack
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ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Thanks, I get it now. Looks to me like water is leaking into the vertical crack on the corner that is below the water line and seeping back into the soil. I think all that is needed is to chip out the mortar/grout and reseal those areas.
 

rccarps2

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Aug 6, 2015
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Thanks for the quick reply!

PB has a diver coming next week. Will let you know what they come up with and a course of action.