This Falls Under the Category of CRAP!

J and I have suspected that we have a little problem with our pool for a while now…

It seems like we have had to fill it with new water more often than our other friends who have pools.  At first, we chalked it up to increased evaporation from the waterfall.  That was a fine explanation when it was 95 degrees outside.

It is not a fine explanation when it is 35 degrees…

Our pool is still under warranty so we finally contacted our builder this weekend to let him know the situation.  He suggested that we turn off the circulation pump (and waterfall) and mark the water level on Sunday night.  He told J to call him back on Wednesday if we noticed a decrease in water level.  I don’t think he really believed us…

So, late Sunday night after he had filled the pool for the 5th time that week, J marked the water level with a PVC pipe and some electrical tape.  The water was at the bottom of the black tape when the process started.  Less than 24 hours later, this is what the pool looked like…

And this is what the hot tub looked like…

The water level in the hot tub should be right up to the edge of the waterfall when the pumps are off.  Obviously that’s not the case.  We’re losing water rapidly.  We didn’t need until Wednesday to determine that.

The pool builder was supposed to make it out to our house on Tuesday but never showed up.  I have a sinking feeling that the water is leaking from a pipe buried somewhere in our yard.  I’m a little freaked out at the thought of having to dig up our lovely landscape and possibly the pavered pool deck.  Ugh!

Here’s what the hot tub looked like this morning (about 36 hours later).

This is so not good…


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hairyshoefairy
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 19:47:54

    What a big pain! I hope the pool guys can figure it out and it doesn’t require digging up your entire yard. Good luck!


  2. angela
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 20:56:13

    Wow, that sucks. I sure hope they get it fixed pronto and painlessly while they’re at it.


  3. onescrappygal
    Jan 14, 2010 @ 11:21:08

    Oh man… I hope they find the problem soon and fix it quickly and painlessly. Yikes!


  4. Ed
    Jan 20, 2010 @ 09:53:41

    Did the builder show up yet? You have me curious about how they will go about fixing something like that.


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