I have been trying to figure out my pool pump problem with a possible skimmer line or main drain line leak...and finally found a leak detection expert and had to open up the concrete deck to access the broken PVC pipe and got it fixed. Everything seems to be fine, until last yesterday...
It rained a few inches two days ago, so the pool water is now several inches higher than the skimmer opening. So I decided to open the drain line valve to drain off a few inches...big mistake.
About twenty feet from the pump and filter assembly on the other side of the house suddenly a pool of water began to seep up quickly (do you remember the movie Meet My Parents where Robert Dinero was walking on a wet lawn? Yeah that's it). I immediately went to close off the drain valve and the water puddling stopped.
So it appears even the house (which I bought a few months ago and now doing repairs and finding a lot of surprises) is on city sewer, at one point in time the house must have been on septic tank and the pool drain is draining to the septic tank and I bet the septic tank is under the puddle of water. So now what do I do? Do I need to re-route that pool drain line to the sewer line?
This is not a pleasant surprise! I don't know if this is something a normal inspector would have checked, but mine sure did not. This is going to be very costly.