Cracked Draining Pipe From Pool's French Drain

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Old 07-27-20, 08:40 PM
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Cracked Draining Pipe From Pool's French Drain

I noticed a huge crack in the draining pipe which I believe is from the pool's french drain. It's completely dry inside so I am doubting how much water is actually being drained or if it even would be high enough to leak out of the cracked opening. I don't want to rip up the travertine tiles around it. Is there a ghetto fix that I could use to close the hole? It's covered with a tile so it won't be visible.
 
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Honestly I have never heard the term "pool french drain"!

Before attempting to repair maybe best to positively identify what it is!
 
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It’s a French drain on the side of the pool and this is the pipe that handles the waste? I’m unclear how else to explain a pool’s French drain?
 
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OK it's a french drain next to the pool.

So there really is no "permanent" fix short of digging it up and replacing.

A temp fix might be cutting a piece of pipe or a fitting in half and gluing or band tying it to the top!
 
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Is there a ghetto fix
Duct tape maybe, but I wouldn't do it.
 
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Is there a ghetto fix
Ahh, the PC statement today is "urban" fix!!
 
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I am not even sure I need to fix it. There's dirt in the tube and no sign of any water at all.
 
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A French drain is supposed to have an outlet that takes the water away from the vicinity.

Yours may be clogged preventing that function and then you woul \ld need to have it cleaned out. Not ruling out having to dig it up and reconstruct it especially if the pipe slope is now wrong.


Usually a break in the drain pipe prior to a sump pump and on the way to the place where the water is disposed of is not a problem.
 

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