Leak Detection2018-02-13T01:14:25+00:00
Leak Detection & Diving

Oakland, NJ

201-677-8094

Prevent structural impairments and costly damage.

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.

Bucket Test

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Record Data
    Every 24 hours, measure and record the water loss in the bucket to that of the pool.
  4. 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.