The only thing more frustrating than a leaky pool is not knowing if your pool is actually leaking.
You glance out your window and see that the water level is down. Or is it? Didn’t you just add water a couple days ago?
If you’ve noticed the water level in your pool dropping, or that you constantly have to increase the amount of water in it, you could have a leak.
Not only is this an aggravating problem, it can also cost you in high water bills, faster surface breakdown, and could lead to sinkholes if water continues to seep into the ground. As a pool owner, checking for leaks regularly is good practice.
But, how can you tell if your pool is leaking or if it’s just losing water due to evaporation? Here at Florida Pool and Leak Specialists, we run a simple test called the “Bucket Test”.
It’s an easy way that you can run the test on your pool to determine if it’s leaking or just evaporating.
How to perform the test
Get a 5 gallon bucket, and fill it three quarters of the way full with water from your pool.
Put a piece of duct tape inside the bucket right at the top of the water line to mark its level.
Next, mark the water level in your pool by placing a piece of duct tape on the tile (or side) of your pool at the water line.
Wait! Simply leave the bucket outside by your pool and wait 24 hours.
Compare water levels. If the water level in the bucket goes down about ⅛ or ¼ of an inch, that’s due to regular evaporation. However, if the water in your pool goes down more than that, you might have a leak.
So, what’s the next step?
Consult a pool leak specialist. Trying to fix the problem yourself can be a giant headache and can seem overwhelming. At Florida Pool and Leak Specialists, Inc., solving pool problems is what we do.
We’ll help you pinpoint the source of your leak. Our skilled professionals will perform a leak detection evaluation using an ultrasonic locator, combined with pressure testing and dye tests to find exactly where your leak is coming from. Sometimes water pool temperature is cold, unlike other companies that do not enter the pool we have dry and wet suits that enable to enter every temperature of water all year round. Don’t worry, this assessment is totally unobtrusive and requires no destruction or cutting of the deck or pipes of your pool.
Our team will discuss the leak issues with you and make the necessary repairs to restore your pool and stop water loss. We can also test your current equipment and make suggestions to prevent future problems.
Florida Pool and Leak Specialists, Inc. have been serving customers within Southeast Florida since 1998, and have helped the owners of over 25,000 residential and commercial pools by finding and repairing leaks! Our work is backed by our guarantee:
Out motto is “If we don’t find your leak, you pay nothing.”
For more information, or to schedule an on-site consultation, call us today at 305-228-0880.