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Finding the Leak: Part 3

Main Drain

Feeling rather confident that I had found the source of the leak, I sprung out of bed the following morning to check on the pool. Fully expecting to see the area behind the pool dry and the pool water at the same level as when I went to bed, I confidently walked around the pool. [...]

Pool

Talk about your cliffhanger.  I can’t believe that my last post occurred so many months ago and I did not finish my saga about the hole in the pool. To pick up where I left off, I was able to narrow the general area of where I believed the hole to be. There were 24 [...]

First Step to Finding My Pool Leak

Puddle of Water

My first step in finding the leak was ruling out the obvious. I made sure all of my pool hose connections were tight, and that the filter wasn’t leaking water. I made sure the skimmer was securely affixed to the wall (it was leaking earlier in the year because I had replaced it and hadn’t [...]

Grass

This little cat and mouse game that I’m playing with my vinyl pool liner is getting a bit old. As mentioned in a post quite some time ago  I discovered there was a leak in my above ground pool. Every two to three days I had to add water to the pool or else the [...]

Clean Pool

Hmm, I don’t know. If you have read a post or two on this blog you’ll know that my pool had brown, dirty, murky water with a colony of frogs living in it at one time. It’s now crystal clear and swimmable. It took a lot of work, diatomaceous earth, chlorine, shock, leaf scooping, vacuuming [...]

Oh No, The Pool Has a Leak

Q: How do you find and fix a leak in your above ground pool? A: I don’t know. At this point in time, until I find it, it’s something I’ll just have to live with. How to be Sure There’s a Pool Leak This is a true no brainer. When you find your water levels [...]

Grounding Wire

Here’s a tidbit of advice that is probably unnecessary for most pool owners, but I found out quite by accident that my pool pump wasn’t grounded. Let me back up a bit. I originally had a Sta-Rite pool filter and pump, but I threw it away. A couple of years later my neighbor was selling [...]

I don’t know if it’s a common question, but it sure is a question that crossed my mind when I was cleaning up my dirty pool. Because I had to regenerate and change the DE so often, I was wondering why every time I opened the filter housing the dirty DE was sitting at the bottom [...]

Pool Filter

The beauty of having a pool is that it can provide hours of family fun and a refreshing respite to the hot summer’s heat. The downside to having a pool is that sometimes your filter and pump don’t function properly and you have to spend time troubleshooting it. The best way to determine if your [...]

AquaCheck

Because of my anal nature, I use both the AquaChek test strips and my chemical kit. The test strips are good for a quick down and dirty indication of my pool water chemical balance, but I usually follow it up with my Swimline Pool Test Kit.  The drops in the Swimline kit are usually more [...]