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How do you fix a leak to a 15x48 swimming pool without emptying all the water? it's a small leak on a seam near the ground.pool has been up a week & no leak, until tonight?

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They make underwater patch kits that are very simple to use. You cut a patch and apply glue, fold the patch in half with the glue faceing in. take it to the leak and slowley unfold against the hole. smooth out and make sure edges are sealed down. Keep pressure on the patch as instructed on package. Then let cure. Good luck.

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Our pool is about 90000 litres of water so how big filter do we need please


If you have a above ground pool go with the Cartridge or sand, and if underground go sand or D.E. All have their ups and down you should find out what you want from them specifically cause they all do varying amounts of the same thing.

Sand Filters
(Filters using literally sand)
For sand filters, on inground pools, I like to use a 30 inch tank diameter, which is a 4.9 sq. ft. filter surface area, and holds 600 lbs of sand. For small pools (under 20,000 gals), I might advise the next size down (24 inch tank), if the budget is tight. But never go smaller than a this for an inground pool.
Cartridge Filters (like a air filter)
I have a rule of thumb for cartridge pool filters. 100 sq. ft. of filter surface area per 10,000 gals of pool water, as a minimum. I like to see the 400 sq. ft. models on inground pools above 25,000 gals. These can go an entire season without cleaning in most cases.
D.E. Filters (Ground up fossilized algae)
Because they offer the most superior type of filtration, people tend to go small with DE, and buy a 24 or 36 sq. ft. DE filter. Ugh - go Big! Nothing below a 48 sq. ft. filter, and if your pool is over 25,000 gals, go with the Big Boy - the 60 sq. ft. filter.

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Also make sure the filter can take the amount of water that the pump is pushing through it.

Jul 23, 2015 | Pool & Spa

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Bucket Testing to Locate Leaks In Your Swimming Pool


<span>How To Conduct a Swimming Pool Leak Detection Using A Simple Bucket Test </span> <p><img src="Bucket.jpg" />In Arizona, you can see up a 3/4" per day loss through evaporation and it is suspected that during the course of a year, that nearly 3/4 of the pool would have been replaced due to evaporation. <br /> <p><span>Evaporation will vary greatly </span><span>depending</span><span> on a several factors; water temperature, air temperature, wind, dew points, barometric pressures and just overall changes in seasons. Also, if you heat your pool, you will also notice variations in evaporation. Because of these factors, evaporation rates can fluctuate from day to day, pool to pool, and of course, from parts of the country to others.</span><br /> <p>It is amazing how many people call in with concerns of leaks in their pool. They really are not sure <i>why</i> they are concerned but something has caught their attention and caused concern.<br /> <p>Before becoming too concerned about a leak, or spending the money on an expensive leak detection, conduct simple bucket test to determine if water loss in your swimming pool is due to a leak or is just evaporation. <br /> <p>In a nut shell, a bucket test exposes water in a bucket to the same conditions as those affecting your swimming pool. By comparing the water loss in the bucket to that in the pool, it is possible to determine if the pool is leaking or if supposed leaks are just the result of water being lost to the air.<br /> <p>Before undertaking any test, make sure your automatic water leveler is turned off!<br /> Bucket Test Procedure: <ol> <li>Bring the pool water to its normal level</li> <li>Fill an empty bucket with pool water to about one inch from the top of bucket. (By filling the bucket close to the top you are ensuring that air movement over the surface of the bucket will similar to that of the pool.)</li> <li>Place the bucket on the first or second step of the pool. To keep it from floating away it may be necessary to place a few bricks or rocks into the bucket. (By placing the bucket in the pool water you are ensuring that the water temperature of each body of water will be similar).</li> <li>Mark the water level inside the bucket with a permanent marker on the outside of the bucket.</li> <li>Mark the water level of the pool on the outside of the bucket, on the pool wall, or skimmer face plate. I recommend the bucket, because then you have something tangible to look at. </li> <li>Operate the pool for 24 hours as it had been operated when a leak was first suspected, in most cases, this will be the normal run times. </li> <li>After 24 hours, make a second mark on the bucket to indicate the level of the water in the bucket and do the same for the pool level.</li> <li>Compare the two levels. If the pool water has changed more than the inside water level, there is probably a leak. At this point, you should contact a professional leak detection agency.</li></ol> <span>You are probably wondering how this works when the body of waters are so vastly different in size. It all comes down to <i>surface area</i>. No matter how large or how small, environmental factors act the same on the surface area of the body you are testing. </span> <span><br /></span> Further Diagnosis: Establishing suspected leak locations with a "Pump on/Pump off test" <br /> <p>Comparing the results of the bucket tests with the pump on for 24 hours to the results with the pump off for 24 hours can provide additional information as to the type of leaking you may be experiencing. <br /> <p>Conduct a second bucket test with the equipment sitting idle. Do the same steps as noted above. Any leaks during this time are now called <b>static leaks.</b><br /> <p>Water loss pump on &gt; water loss pump off = suspect return plumbing leaks (Pressure side plumbing)<br /> <p><b><u>RESULT #1:</u></b> Water Loss Active <b>greater than </b> Water Loss Static <br /> <p><u>PROBABILITY:</u> Skimmer/main drain or other plumbing leaks (return lines, infloor system, aerator)\<br /> <p><b><u>RESULT #2:</u></b> Water Loss Active <b>equal to </b>Water Loss Static <br /> <p><u>PROBABILITY:</u> suspect shell, liner or fitting leaks, (non-plumbing)<br /> <p>If you have an in floor cleaning system, water feature or specialty items on your pool you should also conduct independent tests with each of these in the normal operation and compare them against other results when they are not in operation.<br /> <p>These types of tests are not 100%, but they do provide you with enough information to determine if further leak detection is necessary and to provide the leak detection company with some great information!<br /> <p><br /> <p>We hope to have been of service to you!<br /> <p>The Ugly Pool Guy, <a href="http://www.wefixuglypools.com">www.WeFixUglyPools.com</a><br />

on Dec 15, 2010 | Pool & Spa

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How to fix a hole in a swimming pool liner


  • Get some food coloring...
    • Squeeze bottle works best
    • Or pool leak detection Dye
  • get some good goggles...
  • get in the pool, start at one specific area...
  • and take a deep breath...
  • Now follow all the seams 1st, squeeze some dye in a suspected area and watch. If the dye gets sucked in, there's a leak! If it just puddles and hangs around, keep checking somewhere else.
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WANT A SOLUTION AS TO THE RIM I HAVE TO PUMP UP TWICE A DAY WHAT DO I DO ????????


There will be a hole in a seam most likely. Take some soapy water and go around the seam on the top rim where it goes together and locate your leak.
If the top won't stay full of air there is definitely a leak.


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Mar 04, 2013 | Intex 2500 Gal Easy Set Swimming Pool...

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Above ground pool leak


Is this an above ground pool or an in ground pool? As a general rule you don't want vinyl to go too long without water. Water helps things stay in place. If the vinyl starts to shrink and bow inward there is a good chance that it will lose its elasticity and split when the pool is being refilled. I would advise you to go ahead and refill the pool. Leaks can be repaired underwater. In the event of a split I'd go back to the installer and pursue a new liner at his expense.

Jan 28, 2013 | Pool & Spa

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Why is my swimming pool water cloudy?


Could be first signs of algae growth.
Check the chlorine levels.
Check the pH levels.

Jul 23, 2012 | Pool & Spa

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Hello I have a 15x48 intex above ground Easy Set pool and saltwater system. All was working well for about a week and a half. I couldn't get my ph and TA levels right so I brought a sample to my...


I've been running mine for 2 years without checking anything other than the free chlorine level and it's always crystal clear without adding NO CHEMICALS. Make sure you have the correct salt level and start the unit. Take a water sample at the discharge after the chlorinating light comes on and check to see if it measures chlorine. Should be slightly yellow color. If so, your unit is producing free chlorine.

Jul 13, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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How much salt to start with a 15ft round pool


Assuming you have the Intex salt water system and the easy set pool, here's what the manual says:

15x33" - 65 pounds (80 for metal frame)
15x36 - 65 pounds (100 for metal frame)
15x42 - 80 pounds (110 for metal frame)
15x48 - 95 pounds (N/A for metal frame)

hope this helps!

May 28, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Water filter leak


If the water is leaking, it sounds like you have a connection problem or a hair line fracture in your pool filter. Check all of your connections for loose ones and you should be able to repair the leak.

Jun 26, 2009 | Intex 2500 Gal Easy Set Swimming Pool...

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Will not pump when it has a filter in it


filters are too good for pump system.

These pool pumps seam to over heat fast, no quick fix.

* Try getting more air flow around pump.
* Only use pump when using pool or near by.
* Use a pool cover - will help stop dirt/rubbish getting into pool - less to filter.

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