Your pool will naturally lose water to evaporation, some to splash-out and some to backwash wastewater. On the other hand you will gain water from rainfall. If you're frequently adding more than two inches of water to your pool per week, chances are you have a leak. It’s worth spending some time and possibly money to not only save water, heat, and chemicals, but also to prevent damaging the integrity of your swimming pools structure. Listed below are the services we offer regarding leak detection:

Pool Inspection - Vinyl Liner
Performing a visual and mechanical inspection of the swimming pool and related swimming pool equipment.  Provides an onsite analysis report of the findings  Does not include pressure test of underground plumbing lines.

Pressure Test - Vinyl Liner
Pressure testing of all wall fittings and skimmers.  Does not include pressure testing of any floor fittings or the main drain, unless the pool is empty.

Pool Inspection - Gunite (concrete)
Performing a visual and mechanical inspection of the swimming pool and related swimming pool equipment.  Provides an onsite analysis report of the findings  Does not include pressure test of underground plumbing lines.

Pool Inspection - Gunite (concrete)
Pressure testing of all wall fittings and skimmers.  Does not include pressure testing of any floor fittings or the main drain, unless the pool is empty.  Please Note: WE CAN NOT PRESSURE TEST ANY POOL WHERE THE MAIN DRAIN IS TIED INTO THE SKIMMER

Diver - Underwater Services - Vinyl Liner
 Includes checking forleaks, pinholes, tears, seam defects, check all gaskets, faceplates and screws.

Diver - Underwater Services - Gunite (concrete)
Inspect the surface of the pool shell for cracks and leaks, check every pipe fitting for leaks, check tile surround and entrances to the skimmers.

 

 

Swimming Pool Leak - Bucket Test

Before becoming overly concerned about a potential leak you can do a simple test to determine if water loss in your swimming pool is due to a leak or is just evaporation. This simple test is called the bucket test. The bucket test exposes water in a bucket to the same conditions as those affecting your swimming pool. By comparing the water loss in each, it's possible to determine if the pool is leaking or if supposed leaks are just the result of water being lost to the air.

  1. Bring the pool water to its normal level
  2. Fill an empty bucket with pool water to about one inch from the top of bucket. (By filling the bucket close to the top you are ensuring that air movement over the surface of the bucket will similar to that of the pool.)
  3. Place the bucket on the first or second step of the pool. To keep it from floating away it may be necessary to place a few bricks or rocks into the bucket. (By placing the bucket in the pool water you are ensuring that the water temperature of each will be similar).
  4. Mark the water level inside the bucket.
  5. Mark the water level of the pool on the outside of the bucket, on the pool wall, or skimmer face plate.
  6. Operate the pool for 24 hours as it had been operated when a leak was first suspected. 
  7. After 24 hours, compare the two levels. If the pool water (outside mark) goes down more than the inside water level, there is probably a leak.