One of the most common plumbing problems is a leaky pipe. Leaks can occur for a variety of reasons, including loose fittings, cracked pipes, and damage from Tree roots. A leak detection service is the first step in finding and fixing your swimming pool leak. Servicing Commercial / Residential Pool Leak Detection, our highly trained technicians will perform an extensive and thorough inspection of your entire pool and spa system. Our techniques will pinpoint even the smallest leak in your pools structure and/or plumbing system. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if your pool is leaking from evaporation or from a leak. This is one of the most important things to determine and can save you money and structure issues. Signs of a leak could be noticed by losing a lot of water, air in the system, cracks that are visible, soggy areas around the pool, pool deck damage, pH balance is off and/or continually filling the pool.
Are you wondering if you have a pool leak? There are some signs and symptoms to notice.
- Sudden changes in pool level
- Air bubbles in the pool pump
- Cracks in surrounding concrete
- Sunken or sagging pool deck
- Pool requiring constant refills
A simple method to test for leaks is the “Bucket Test”. It is used to determine if your pool is leaking or if it is just evaporation.
- Bring the pool water to normal operating level which is typically halfway up the skimmer opening. Turn the pool equipment off.
- Fill a bucket or large pail with pool water and place the bucket on the top step or sun shelf of your pool. The water level in the bucket should be 2″ – 3” from the top of the bucket.
- Mark the water level inside the bucket, this will be the evaporation test.
- Mark the pool water level on the outside of the bucket. This will be the pool leak test.
- Compare both levels after 24 hours.
- If the outside mark is greater than the inside mark, you have a leak.