Our divers locate and repair troublesome leaks found in drains, liners, plumbing, light niches, filtration equipment and structural cracks.
Symptoms of Leaking Pools
Air Bubbles A suction side plumbing leak will introduce bubbles of air into the filtration system. You may notice your pump operating at a weaker prime.
Recent Construction Modifications to your pool may cause underground components to shift and crack. As PVC ages, it becomes more brittle due to climate change and corrosion from chemicals.
Saturated Soil You may find that sections of your yard are constantly wet as well as cracks and shifting in your pool deck.
Visible Damage Cracks in the pool shell, plumbing or filtration equipment can allow water to escape, eventually damaging the surrounding structure.
Water Loss Your pool naturally loses roughly 1/4″ of water each day due to evaporation, wind and humidity conditions. You can determine if your pool is leaking by performing a bucket test, comparing the loss of water in the bucket to that of the pool.
Fill Bucket Fill an empty bucket roughly half way to two-thirds full with pool water. Make sure no swimmers enter the pool beyond this point until you are finished with the test.
Place and Mark Place the bucket on the first or second step of your pool and draw a line marking the water level inside the bucket as well as the water level inside the pool.
Record Data Every 24 hours, measure and record the water loss in the bucket to that of the pool.
Results If the water loss in the pool exceeds the water loss in the bucket, the pool is losing water due to a leak. For example, if the water level in the bucket drops 1 inch and the water level in the pool drops 2 inches, the pool has a leak. This test is designed to rule out evaporation as a factor.