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You notice that your pool is losing water. Now what?

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There are 4 possible reasons why you are losing water:

pool losing water

  1. Your filter may be losing water through the backwash hose due to a warped gasket in your multi-port. Replace the gasket in your multi-port.
  2. The pipe for your main drain may have cracked. Jump into the pool and plug up the main drain.
  3. A suction or return pipe may be cracked. This is BAD! Read below and contact a professional to have the lines pressure tested.
  4. There may be a crack in the pool wall or a leak behind the light. This is BAD! Read below and contact a professional for leak detection.
  • If the pool water level goes down to the bottom of the skimmer and stops, this usually means that it is a suction pipe leak, most likely directly under the skimmer.
    We suggest contacting a professional to repair something like this.
  • If the pool is still losing water and the level goes down to the bottom of the return jets and then stops, this usually means that it is a return pipe leak, most likely directly by the wall jet return fitting- but it could be anywhere in the return pipe.
    We suggest contacting a professional to repair something like this.
  • If the pool water level goes down to the top, middle or bottom of the light unit, this usually means that the light tube is losing water. This is usually the fitting in the light niche where the metal or plastic conduit pipe is attached to the metal niche.
    We suggest contacting a professional to repair something like this.
  • If the water level goes down to any other level on the side walls and then stops, this usually means that the leak is in the side wall. Inspect the pool visually around the water level and check to see if you can see a hole.
    If you cannot clearly see a leak hole, we suggest contacting a professional to locate and repair the leak.
  • If the water level goes down past the side walls, then it usually means that the leak is in the pool floor. This is bad! You do not want all the water to drain out of the pool. It is very bad for the pool walls – you do not want the pool to fall in!
    If you see that you are quickly losing all the water in your pool, put a hose in the pool, start to refill it and contact a professional to locate & patch the hole.
Please fill up the form on Contact Us page, and stop losing water. We would be happy to assist you in repairing your swimming pool.

 

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