|A portion of the larger pipe at least 30 ft. long|
After sawing the pipes into sections and getting to the pump, this
piece was sawed away from the pump. Pressure caused the bulge in the pipe, which finally gave, and the black spot you see
is a hole. Water was passing through the filter and pipes, but it was also escaping through the hole, filling the outer pipe and overflowing at ground level.
Jesus explained what caused this pressure, and it seems that the "key" (a shut-off valve) was being placed in the incorrect position. The well supplies water for the pool and the irrigation system. The filtration system cannot be run at the same time as the irrigation system. So, who knows if this occurred one time or several times. We will need to post signs so no one will repeat this mistake. He mentioned that he will use copper for the inner pipe. A better choice, though more expensive, and I hear that copper is popular with thieves. First, it will be under ground and second, it would take three men approximately 3 hours and they would need to get it over a twenty foot wall.