15 April 2011
How to detect a leak
Although your pool will lose water to playtime and evaporation, how do you know when you have a leak in the system? In order to save water (and money), there are a few ways to quickly assess whether water loss is due to nature or potential breaks in the system. In order to eliminate different options, take a few minutes to review your system and answer a few questions:
- Do you see water around the base of the equipment when the pool is running (or even when it’s not running)?
- Do you have any areas in the pool deck that are settling, sinking or lifting?
- Is your equipment losing prime?
- Are you filling your pool more than once a week?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you MAY have a leak. In the springtime, as the water temperature rises, cracks or leaks can form in your equipment, lines or the pool. Over time, these little leaks expand. For example, a one inch leak can waste up to 500 gallons of water. However, if you catch it in time, most of the repairs are easy and inexpensive.
An easy way to detect a pool leak? Use a bucket.
If you have completed a thorough visual check of your pool and equipment, grab a bucket, fill it up with water and mark the water level in the bucket and the pool. Check the levels after 24 hours. If more water has evaporated from the pool than the bucket, you should have your pool checked by a professional. In order to help our clients discover leaks, Tropical Pools and Pavers utilizes Bud’s Pool Service.
With over 20 years of expertise, Bud’s Pool Service deploys state of the art equipment to precisely pinpoint leaks in pools. To avoid costly repairs, call Bud’s today at 727.528.1928 to schedule your appointment.