|the hole cut in the concrete apron to expose the pool pluming|
Today Dad and I were pool repairmen for a day. The pool at my grandma's house was installed in 1979 and started having leaking problems within a few years. Various attempts were made to stop the leaks but a concrete apron surrounding the pool prevented accessing the pluming. Today we changed that by renting a concrete saw with a diamond blade and cutting away the concrete slab. After a few minutes of digging in the sand we found a leaking pipe coupler. Further investigation revealed that the pipe had been cross threaded when it was installed four decades ago. With less than $20 of parts we re-plumbed the drain. We believe we may have stopped the leak but will be testing it thoroughly tomorrow. I think this project is a lesson in doing it right the first time. We are just glad it was a relatively easy fix.