Spa with Black Mold

KDFin

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Nov 22, 2021
42
San Antonio Texas
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9000
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Liquid Chlorine
New pool owner. Pool started Oct 2020 filled May 2021. We have just enough dampness in the yard on the spa side to cause that side of the pool to raise up due to the clay expanding. The pool builder thinks the dampness is coming from something other than the pool.

I’m assuming the new build picture includes some kind of waterproofing in the front of the spa overflow but not extending as far as the black mold is appearing.

Please zoom in on the picture. Water overflows from spa to pool 12 hours per day. Drips back towards spa wall and also take wind into account.

The gunite that is not waterproofed would be porous, right?

Anyone see black mold growing on a new build. Also note the calcium buildup on that tile below it has been pronounced since pool was filled compared to other tiles throughout the pool.
Thanks in advance.

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KDFin

Bronze Supporter
Nov 22, 2021
42
San Antonio Texas
Pool Size
9000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
I have a hole that was dug on the side of the pool by the trunk line that remains open because it still remains damp even with our weeks of 100’s (Texas). IMO, it is a small leak whatever it is but it’s caused huge damage because we have clay and it’s expanding on the spa side. (Pool company believes it’s water from another source.)
When The pool company emptied the spa into the pool to check for leaks for a day a while back the hole seemed to get more saturated. Any ideas why that would happen?
Where is the leak?
Leak 1 when pool was filled was a return that was cut short or at a diagonal and water was being lost both sides of pool when pool ran. (To right of spa) leaked for a month before it was fixed. image.jpg
 

KDFin

Bronze Supporter
Nov 22, 2021
42
San Antonio Texas
Pool Size
9000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
I’ve hired my own leak detection company and now we are looking for another leak. Many new areas of concrete cracked. Ground is still wet in other areas (by deep end skimmer) even after epoxy fix.
 

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ajw22

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You have a bunch of things going on.

Water travels and you are going to have to open up areas until you find the sources of the water.

I think you may need to remove the stone from the side of the spa and see where the wetness is. There is no telling if there are leaks in the spa plumbing in the wall.
 
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