Running a French Holiday Gite in Rural Brittany

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Leaky pool problems

Having arrived at the Gite on Saturday evening, and doing our customary walk around the gardens, mainly noticing how much everything has grown in the garden (necessitating more gardening work for Liz), we saw that the pool level was down considerably, only about a foot depth of water in it. The water level has now well below the pump inlet and fortunately the pump had been unplugged so at least the pump wasnt running dry.

Shirley had told me that when she'd done the previous changeover (a week prior to our arrival) she's noticed that the pool level was down and thought that the guests having had little children had part emptied the pool so they could play in it.

Finding the pool in the same half-empty state I surmised that Shirley hadn't had time to fill it on the prior changeover so I unwound the hose and filled the pool up again.

Next morning I walked round and round the pool to see if there were any leaks in the side of the pool, and was pleased not to find any.

However the next day I noticed that the pool level had dropped again and it was then that I saw water bubbling out from under the bottom edge of the pool. Toby then found a small black hole on the bottom of the pool about a foot in from the edge.

Rats, we've got a leak in the swimming pool.



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