New Gunite Build - Cypress, TX - Done!

AuralAlias

Member
Feb 1, 2022
21
Houston, TX
Pool Size
8500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
Two bucket tests down, one with equipment running and one without. The pool lost nearly an inch of water over the bucket with the equipment running. With the equipment off the spa dropped about 3" of water(which I'm assuming ended up in the pool?) and the pool dropped maybe 1/4". Hopefully more to come soon...
 

AuralAlias

Member
Feb 1, 2022
21
Houston, TX
Pool Size
8500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
Another update. Leak is scheduled for repair next week. They're not sure how involved it will be until they start, but we're hoping it's repairable without chipping away plaster/concrete...
 

6XSBChamps

Bronze Supporter
Jul 12, 2021
175
Longview, Tx
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
Another update. Leak is scheduled for repair next week. They're not sure how involved it will be until they start, but we're hoping it's repairable without chipping away plaster/concrete...
I assume you're running everything but bypassing the spa for now? definitely keep the updates coming. I'm very interested in this
 

AuralAlias

Member
Feb 1, 2022
21
Houston, TX
Pool Size
8500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
I assume you're running everything but bypassing the spa for now? definitely keep the updates coming. I'm very interested in this
I have not been instructed to do that by the builder. Just dumping 200 gallons of water down the drain every day. We really need the time in the spa with this Crud going on anyways...
 

AuralAlias

Member
Feb 1, 2022
21
Houston, TX
Pool Size
8500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
Alright, they made a basketball sized hole in the wall of the spa, replaced about 8" of pipe, and sealed it back up. They're coming back tomorrow to finish it up and I'll be doing a bucket test probably Sunday/Monday to confirm this is fixed.
 

AuralAlias

Member
Feb 1, 2022
21
Houston, TX
Pool Size
8500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
Calling this one done finally. The leak repair is barely noticeable, so we're pretty happy with the end result. We aren't too happy with the process towards the end as we've lost sleep, swim time, some landscaping, and a few thousand gallons of water along with the chemicals used to treat them. As of now the builder isn't offering to make us whole with those losses, along with having to fight them to admit there was a leak to begin with, so they'll get 2.5/5 stars. Luckily it's a beautiful pool.
 

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Ben_C

Member
Mar 27, 2022
14
SLC, UT
Pool Size
37400
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
Calling this one done finally. The leak repair is barely noticeable, so we're pretty happy with the end result. We aren't too happy with the process towards the end as we've lost sleep, swim time, some landscaping, and a few thousand gallons of water along with the chemicals used to treat them. As of now the builder isn't offering to make us whole with those losses, along with having to fight them to admit there was a leak to begin with, so they'll get 2.5/5 stars. Luckily it's a beautiful pool.
Alright, they made a basketball sized hole in the wall of the spa, replaced about 8" of pipe, and sealed it back up. They're coming back tomorrow to finish it up and I'll be doing a bucket test probably Sunday/Monday to confirm this is fixed.
Hi AuralAlias, I think I'm dealing with the exact same thing with my hot tub now (leak discovered, not fixed yet, PB not acknowledging problem). Do you happen to have pictures of exactly how it was leaking and how they fixed it, what the repaired pipe looks like, etc? If the original builder didn't do the repair, who did it for you? Thanks!