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Pool Leak Detection

Is my pool leaking?

All swimming pools and spas will leak at some point in over time. A little hole in your pool if left unrepaired can result in hundreds of gallons of water being unnecessarily leaked and wasted. Replacing the water can be costly not to mention the impact water wastage has on our already fragile water supply. As an added expense pool leaks will also increase the amount of chemicals used by your pool.

The easiest indication of a pool or spa water leak is a dramatic drop in the water level, it is important to understand what normal water loss is before you panic about a leak in your pool.
Normal water loss can be contributed to:

  • Evaporation – The amount of evaporation that occurs can vary from pool to pool.
  • Environmental changes such as wind and temperature can affect the amount of water lost to evaporation.
  • Splash out – Water lost through swimming pool use. If your swimming pool has had heavier than normal traffic the water loss could be higher than usual.

A simple bucket test will help you determine if your swimming pools water loss is due to evaporation, splash out or a possible pool leak:

Fill your swimming pool water level to normal. Fill a 5 gallon bucket to the top with pool water. Put the bucket of water on the first or second step of your pool (you may need a rock to hold it in place). Mark the water level on the inside of the bucket. Shut off the pools pump and mark the water level on the outside of the bucket. Restart pump, making sure any auto or manual fill valves are off during the test. After 24 hours, compare the two levels. If the mark on the outside of the bucket (pool water) goes down more than the inside water level, there is probably a leak and you should seek professional advice from Doug Boese.

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