Pool Leak Detection – Don’t Mess Around!

A pool leak is not something to take lightly. If you suspect that you may have a leak, get a bucket and place it in your pool (on the steps of an in-ground pool works well; for an in-ground pool, place a piece of water-resistant furniture in the pool, such as a deck chair, and place the bucket on that). Add water to the bucket until both the water level inside the bucket and the water level of the pool outside the bucket are the same. Mark off both water levels on the bucket itself and wait 24 hours. If the water level of the pool (outside the bucket) has gone down below the water level inside the bucket, then you have a leak.
If you have an above-ground pool, then the logical suspicion area of the leak would be the lining of the pool. Walk around the perimeter of the pool and check for wet areas on both the outside wall of the pool and the ground surrounding the pool. If any areas are particularly wet or mushy, or there is dead or dying vegetation near one section of the pool, then you have probable cause to suspect a leak in that area.Why not look here pool leak repair.
If you have an in-ground pool, you can do a similar inspection by walking the deck and general perimeter of the pool. In this case, a leak from the tile inside the pool won’t be as obvious so carefully check for unusually wet spots or mushy areas in the landscaping. Also check for vegetation that isn’t doing so well compared to the rest of your landscaping.
Finding and repairing the exact site of the leak, however, is best left in the hands of a professional. Remember to have cleaned your pool before the professional arrives. Having debris, whether twigs and leaves or mold or algae or other stuff you don’t want in your pool, can sometimes cause it to collect along the edges of the pool which can cover up holes and make it harder for the professional to detect them.
So after you’ve cleaned your pool and you’re calling to make your appointment, make sure you have basic information about your pool available, such as if the equipment is above or below ground, how many pumps you have, how badly it leaks and why you think it leaks. Providing this information will help the professional get to the source of your problem sooner.