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Are there any products on the market that will seal a leak in a 4 PVC main drain line on a gunite swimming pool?
go to your local roofer...larger scale and ask him for a peice of EPDM >45 mil roffing rubber big enough to wrap your leak with 2 times...use contact cement ond the COMPLETELY DRY pipe all the way around...and then the rubber....it will goe around 1 complete time then you will have to coat the rooing rubber with contact cement to get proper bend on the 2nd wrap....then use hose clamps to reinforce... A: And this is only a temporary patch. Supposing you did not prep the site well enough. Supposing the rubber had a defect in it. In some areas ground gophers could chew through the rubber or be attracted to it from the odor. Foolish idea - do the job right in the first place for peace of mind. Better yet let a professional do the work then it will be guaranteed or warranteed.
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How long before can you drain a gunite pool if you are retiling the water line tile of a pool or doing an acid wash on the pool?
It can be drained indefinitely as long as you have some way to ensure pressure relief from ground water. I plaster pools for a living (8 yrs)and we also acid wash. All you nee…d to do is open up the hydrostat plug in the floor (preferably in the deepest part of your pool, ie. the bowl by the drains). If you don't have these plugs, please don't leave empty to long as your pool could float from the ground. Even without these though you are still fine to do maintenance such as a quick acid wash. Generally, one must wait at least a half an hour before you drain the pool. Well, the question really seems to be asking is how long do you wait before starting to draining your pool before you start work on the tiles. And/or I want to acid wash a pool -- how long can I wait before I start to drain the pool? Maybe the question should state: I want to drain my pool to work on the tiles at the tile line and then acid wash the plaster -- How long can I leave it empty and dry before I have without substantial problems? It may be possible to go up to 4 to 7 days before the integrity of the plaster is compromised depending on location and weather. Extreme heat and sun are tough and non-forgiving on dry plaster. k From A Pool Contractor You can drain a gunite pool any time after 30 days past completing the interior surface process. Once the concrete has cured for 30 days you can drain the pool for any work that it will need. The newer in age the plaster is, the more likely it will be to staining, especially at the waterline. There is concern for hydrostatic pressure to lift the pool out of the ground should you live in an area with a high water table. Remove the hydrostatic relief valve from the bottom of the main drain and discard. You will replace this with a new relief valve after the renovation. On a day by day basis you will want to wash down the pool plaster. If you leave construction debris, mortar and slurry on the plaster you will cause staining and pitting. It is preferable to have the pool be dry for as little time as possible as the plaster finish is likely to begin crazing and possibly separating should it be exposed to extreme heat. Freezing temperatures are also very hard on the interior surface of the pool. Because the pool plaster will be at risk during this renovation, it is very common to renovate the tile band and then replaster the interior surface of the pool both during the same renovation. This will ensure the plaster is perfect at the end of your project.
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If you have a leak in the main drain line in a vinyl inground pool do you have to fill in your main drain?
Most main drains for vinyl liner pools have a threaded port inside of the drain itself. This threaded port is used to plumb in the main drain. The easiest way to fix this is …to swim down to the main drain, remove the grate, which is held on with two screws, COME UP FOR AIR, then screw in a threaded 11/2 plug into the port. This will stop water from leaking if the leak is in the line itself and not in the drain.
After gunite and before marbelite can you line the pool with poly or a tarp to keep the water from leaking out?
The plaster would not adhere to the liner. k
Answer Best not to empty a gunite pool, period. Having the pool surface exposed to air and temperature chanfes and drying will result in cracking.
What is the best method for finding a leak in a 24' x 4' Intex Easy Set Pop up Swimming Pool without draining it?
Answer swim around with goggles and when you think you've found a possible leak use blue dye to squirt around possible hole. If the dye gets sucked out you'…ve found your hole.
Answer There are no disadvantages if the pool is properly prepared and, most importantly, the right materials are used to create the fiberglass shell. It is up to the c…onsumer to demand the specific resin, fiberglass mat weight, and gelcoat that will be used in the application. When the materials are delivered, no matter who delivers it, the consumer must demand the Material Data Safety Sheets MSDS, and verify that they represent the exact materials ordered. Then the MSDS must be compared to the Chemical Manufacturers labels before the shipment is accepted. Once you accept it, you're stuck. Assuming the right (which happen to be the most expensive) chemicals and fiberglass are used, and the gelcoat is applied in a timely fashion, (to achieve a chemical bond), the pool will not leak for at least 30 years. The maintenance and chemical usage will be reduced by more than 50%, and the pool will look new and beautiful once again. Between 12 and 18 years later, depending upon pool use and care, the pool will need to be re-gelcoated. Salt water chlorination increases the longevity of the original gelcoat toward the upper end of the term.
Will running only the skimmer drain properly filter a 10000 gallon in-ground pool if the main drain has a leak in the line?
Answer A lot of above ground pools only have 1 inlet, what you need to remember is the skimmer removes floating items from the top of the pool so keep the skimmer baske…t clean, and you may have too vacuum more often without a middle inlet, but sometimes you have to do what is nessary to keep everyone happy, just make sure you keep the skimmer basket clean and the water level above the inlet or you will burn the pump up. Added: You also have a big problem if anything gets caught in the skimmer inlet because there is no other inlet to relieve pressure from the pump. So a hand caught in the skimmer pipe under the basket would become a big problem. As far as if it will filter the water, I think the test is if the water turns green.
Painting pools I DO NOT recommend Swimming Pool paint for your swimming pool, Swimming pool paint delaminates, peels, flakes, chalks.. etc. At best it will last 3-5 years. I… HIGLY Recommend a product called "ArmorGuard". ArmorGuard is a 100% Solid Epoxy Coating, NOT PAINT. ArmorGuard is Certified Green, NON-TOXIC and ODORLESS. ArmorGuard will NEVER peel, flake, or chalk. and is PERMANENT. This is truly the last coating you will ever need. go to www.ecosmartepoxysystems.com for more information or call 1-888-Eco-Epoxy
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Worms come out at night and on cloudy, darkened days. When they travel across the ground and end up in the pool they drown and collect there. Unlike crickets, spiders and othe…r insects, worms lack the ability to swim to a place where they can get out of the water
If its not connected through the skimmer I imagine it's there to empty it. hmmm, on the above. The main drain in pools is for circulating the lower part of the pool and i…s not intended to drain the pool as in a bath tub.
More common than most folks realize. Based on my experience over the last 2 decades, I would say that most pools have a leak of some type, with probably 3 out of 5 having a …substantial leak! This would be for pools in general and not specifically for gunite pools. Gunite shells don't leak unless cracked, but there are plenty of other places where a pool can leak. 36 years of remodeling and building gunite pools makes me disagree with the above answer. Very few pools have leaks with the most common place being in the skimmer throat. Also, after 5 years here in Nevada I have found more leaks in the light conduit than in 31 years in California. They use PVC conduit in Nev. and brass/copper conduit in Cal. Have a professional leak detection company detect the leak with dye and pressure testing to determine if the leak is in the vessel itself or in the plumbing.
What is the proper pitch for a 3 PVC drain line going from a toilet to the 4 main soil pipe in a house?
1/4" per foot
You can dig to the pipe, clean it and roughen it, then use purple primer and Weld On 711 to repair it. . I would wait 12 hours for this to cure then do another coat of 711. - …I have done this on PVC pipe that was carrying mains water at 85 psi.
Place a bucket of water next to the pool and use it as a constant. The bucket will lose and gain water due to evaporation and rainfall at the same rate as the pool. Mark the w…ater level in the bucket and in the pool and watch it over several days. Be sure not to backwash or splash water from the pool during the test, and turn off the auto-fill if your pool has one. If the water level in both drops at the same rate, you do not have a leak. If the pool loses 1 inch and the bucket loses 1/4 inch over the same timeframe, you would have 1/4 inch of evaporation and 3/4 inch of water loss due to other conditions, such as a leak.