fix leak or just cover with concrete?

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Old 03-14-06, 08:25 AM
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fix leak or just cover with concrete?

you must be saying "are you crazy"? cover the leak over? heres the deal:

i installed this pool myself last summer and when i turned on pump, i heard a minute amount of air gurgling in the sand filter. looking into the catch basket of the pump, i saw a few bubbles. so, i must have a leak somewhere.

i have two suction lines: one from bottom of pool and one from skimmer. they have individual shut-off valves. when i shut off the individual lines, i have the same amount of bubbles in the basket. this must mean i have an equal leak in both lines. or the leak is in the lines above the ground just before the pump.

so, since i haven't yet poured the concrete apron. do i dig up all lines and look for leaking water? if i do this, it is a lot of digging and then the earth will be unsettled where i am planning on putting the concrete.

if i don't find the leak now, i may never once the conrete is poured.

any suggestions? what would you do?
 
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Old 03-14-06, 05:32 PM
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What type of shut off valves? If the valves are jandy, ortega, hayward or compool check the cap and stem o-rings and make sure the screws are tight. If they are not leaking a little digging now is better than breaking out concrete and digging once the aeration gets worse and your pump has a hard time priming.
 
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Old 03-14-06, 06:17 PM
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And does the lid on the basket screw on with an o-ring under it? Gently tighten it down and see if it is sucking air in from under the o-ring.
 
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Old 03-15-06, 05:29 AM
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if i had a leak at the basket or shut-off valves, wouldnt water be leaking out of those points if air is getting in?
 
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did you do a pressure test after plumbing the lines??
 
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