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Old 11-16-2011, 04:07 PM   #1
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I have been watching the water level in my fiberglass pool dropping last few days, It is now about 2inches below the skimmer entrance which leads me to deduct the leak must be around the light housing. Could there be a leak from the bottom main drain? I'll wait to see if it drops to the light fixture-process of elimination. any thoughts would be appreciated. tom


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Old 11-16-2011, 05:58 PM   #2
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The leak could also be in the piping.


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Old 11-17-2011, 11:45 AM   #3
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Pool light niches are leak prone over time. The bottom drain is another place along with piping.
Sounds like you have eliminated skimmer for now.

I had Leak Detectors come and evaluate my pool and I would DIY next time.

They plugged the bottom drain and skimmer drain(s) with expandable plugs, cut the inlet piping before the pump and installed a special adapter. They were able to apply 10 to 20 pounds of air pressure and watched
the guage for any drop of pressure. No drop after 30 minutes = no leak in inlet piping.

My problem ended up being the seal around the skimmer box which was an easy fix.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:02 AM   #4
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I eliminated my suction and return lines by plugging the return or suction lines in the pool with one of the items as shown in picture.

Then I disconnected the piping to the lines at the filter, filled the lines to the top with water and watched if the level dropped.
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