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Cracked Pipe during cover install - help!

Posted by marta_p (My Page) on
Sun, May 6, 12 at 11:50

Hi all, we opened our pool Friday and just as the service company was about to leave, I noticed some water bubbling out of the ground next to our pool -YIKES. Turns out that one of our pipes was cracked during the install of our cover last November. The pool service guys promptly turned the pool off and explained that this can happen, and said they'd be back on Monday to dig down and fix the pipe. Has this happened to anyone in the past? What should I be aware of and/or make certain takes place? I'm a new pool owner (we just installed last year, so this will be our 2nd summer) and want to make sure I'm asking the right questions and protecting our investment! Thanks in advance for any help, Marta


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RE: Cracked Pipe during cover install - help!

It has even happened to me. It is rare though. I am guessing you have pavers and the anchors are set in pipes.

Scott


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RE: Cracked Pipe during cover install - help!

Hi Scott, yes - pavers on most, but this was actually straight in the dirt as we don't have decking on the back of the pool. The anchor was set in a pipe which was about 18 - 24 inches long. What should I look for tomorrow when they are hopefully back to fix it?? Thanks, Marta


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RE: Cracked Pipe during cover install - help!

Since there is no decking involved, it's a pretty simple task. They should be neat about it though.

Scott


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RE: Cracked Pipe during cover install - help!

thanks Scott, they were and it seems like everything is fine now. fingers are crossed.


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