Pool returns are a pressure line leak and almost always require repair to operate the pool. Sometimes if a spa is built-in, the flow can be redirected and we can cap your pool returns, but this is not a good idea in the long term. Approximately 50% or more of the pool plumbing is considered pool returns.
Spa returns that are in an elevated spa are by far the most difficult type to repair. Most spas have an airline for the blower (to make bubbles) which connects to a "spa jet body" which can have up to 5 ports/connections. The spa jet body is almost always encased in concrete and metal. Repair is very time consuming and sometimes involves modifying the original spa.
Many times we find the leak is actually at the bottom or in the intermediate plumbing off of the skimmer. When pressure leaks are detected at the skimmer, replacement is almost always required.
A pool with multiple structural leaks is typically an older pool that needs new tile and re-surfacing. Cracks and other leaks can be fixed by various methods. Our team will advise you on the best path for repair.
If you are in need of equipment repairs, we can provide the solution and complete the work.