How to Detect a Swimming Pool Leak.

STEP 1: Look for evidence of a leak around the pool.

Water evaporation is normal in swimming pools, but when it looks like it is more when half an inch of water is lost each day, then there's probably a leak somewhere. Other signs of a pool leak include swampy areas on the lawn or pool deck and visibly cracked tiles or concrete. Maintaining proper chemical levels can also be a challenge, as chemical levels change dramatically as
regularly adds fresh water to the pool. You may even have noticed that filling your pool more often increases your water bill.


STEP 2: Check the device pad for leaks.

The device pad is a other area to check for leaks. If a joint seal is broken or a part has failed, there could be a water leak in the instrument platform. The water may not be visible immediately, so keep checking the area for a few days.

Valves, filters, pumps or heaters can all be to blame. Use extreme caution when checking this area to avoid accidental electrocution from an exposed electrical cord that may be wet.

STEP 3: Perform the bucket test to determine if whether it is a leak or simply evaporation.

An effective way to determine if the pool water is evaporating or if water is leaking from the pool is a bucket test. Fill a 5 gallon bucket with pool water and mark the top of the waterline with
tape or painter's tape.

Using another strip of tape, mark the pool water at the top of the waterline. Leave the bucket by your pool for a day or two, and then measure the difference in water level between the two lines of tape. If there is a significant difference in water level, it is most likely caused by a leak in the pool and not evaporation.

STEP 4: Use a color test to confirm the location of a leak.

Once you have ruled out evaporation and determined that you have a pool with leaks You can use a little food coloring or a special pool leak detection dye to help locate the leak. Since you may have to swim to the bottom of the pool, it's helpful to wear goggles to see what's going on. You can sprinkle a small amount of food coloring or dye into the water around fixtures or plumbing fixtures. If there is a leak around the askimmer, pump or drain, the paint will naturally flow in and be sucked out.

It's easier to see paint being drawn into a leak when the water isn't choppy, so wearing a snorkel to breathe when submerged is another helpful option.

Photo: istockphoto. com

STEP 5: Hire a pool professional to repair the leak.

If you cannot determine where the leak is in your pool ( o If you have a pool and you are unsure how to fix it you will need to call a local pool service company, a search for "
pool leak detection near me" or "pool repair near me" should yield some useful Deliver results.

Pool professionals are also the people best equipped to fix a leak in most pools.

If the problem is a leaking liner and the vinyl pool liner or vinyl -Pool Liner Intex pool is older, repairing the pool liner may not be possible and replacement may be the best option. Pool professionals also safely repair a leak in the equipment pad where an electric shock could occur. If your pool has an underground pipe leak, leave the hard work and expertise to a professional who knows how to identify and repair the problem pipe.

While most water loss in a pool is due to excessive evaporation or splashing, the pool could have leaked.

Using the tried and true bucket method or a food coloring test will help identify a leak and where it might be located. If you don't want to spend time underwater trying to find a leak, or your attempts have been unsuccessful, you can always hire a professional to help you identify a leak in your pool. It is always important to practice water safety around swimming pools and a professional can ensure that a leak is identified and repaired in the safest and most effective way.

Contact the experts at Mobile Leak Detection.