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Undetected pool leaks or spa leaks may lead to unnecessary property damage. Pool leaks or spa leaks can also create serious structural problems for your fibreglass, concrete or vinyl lined pool or spa. Early pool leak detection and prevention is the answer.

Is My Pool Leaking?

All 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 litres 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 litre bucket about 3-4 inches from the top with pool water.
  • Put the bucket of water on the first or second step of your pool.
  • 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 the pool leak detection team at Pro Pool Leak Detection Services.

Symptoms Or Signs To Look For:

There are many simple signs that can help determine if your swimming pool has a water leak. If you find that any of these more common signs are happening in and around your pool then it may be time to call in the experts at Pro Pool Leak Detection Services for further leak detection and pool leak repairs.

  • You add water more than once a week – If your pool is losing more water than normal evaporation then maybe it is time to have it checked for leaks. Losing water is costly and unnecessary so you should investigate it now.
  • Cracks – You may see cracked or structural damage in and around the pool area. Pool tiles may be becoming loose, dislodged and missing grout or cement decking may be cracking. This is a certain sign that leaking water is causing damage to your pools structural body.
  • The pool circulation system loses prime – if you are losing prime when your pool circulation system is turned off then this in an indication that you have a leak in your pool plumbing system. This should be fixed promptly as pumps are not meant to run dry for any length of time and will cause costly damage.
  • Pool decking is sinking or lifting – This is a sure warning that there may be a leak in the pools underground plumbing system.
  • There are soggy spots around the pool – Unusually healthy green grassy areas or continually mushy grass can suggest a pool leak or an underground plumbing problem.
  • Your pool has air in its system - A pool leak in the suction side plumbing may pull air into the lines that will show up in the pools pump or be blown back into the pool through the returns. Air leaks like these can be harmful to your pool; but you may not have any symptoms of water loss. Evidence of air in the pools system is also caused by any obstructions blocking the suction lines. Either situation will require attention as it will cause damage to your pools equipment.
  • Chemical overkill – If you need to replace chemicals in your pool more than usual this could be the result of excess water loss and will need to be investigated by professionals.

Types Of Leaks:

Leaks can be recognized and repaired in fibreglass shells, concrete pools and vinyl pool liners. They can be found using a combination of pressure testing and professional electrical equipment. .With this technology leaks can be located under pavers, concrete and soil without digging up your whole back yard.

Three types of leaks that cause problems with pools are:

  • Pressure leak – this type of leak causes a great deal of water loss, but only when the filtering system is running.
  • Static leak – is a more uniform water leak as the same amount of water is lost all the time.
  • Plumbing leak – these leaks can be in the pool pumps or the pool filter, they are also found in the return line (pressure leak) or the suction line (air leak). A leak in the suction line does not necessarily result in losing any water, but even so should be checked by a professional and repaired.

To help establish if your pool leak is a static leak or a pressure leak, run your filtering system for a few hours and measure the pools water loss. Then repeat the process over the same time but without the filtering system running. If you lose water faster when the filtering system is running then you have yourself a pool pressure leak and will need to ask a professional to fix the problem.