Leaking pools can be a source of tremendous stress and frustration for pool owners, not to mention the large expense that comes as a result of lost water, chemicals and heat. Here at Pool Craft, we use state-of-the-art leak detection equipment to accurately locate and repair all types of pool leaks, both inside the pool and out.
“My pool is leaking. What do I do next?”
To provide our customers with the best possible service in finding and fixing leaks, we must determine what type of leak the pool has. Before scheduling your leak detection, we recommend that you perform a simple test called the ‘Bucket Test’, which can possibly save you hundreds in repair costs.
How To Do Your Own ‘Bucket Test’
Take an empty bucket or pail and fill it half way up with pool water and place it on the pool deck or stairs if you have them. Mark the water level on the bucket and mark the water level in the pool with a piece of tape or marker. In 24 hours, take a measurement of water loss from the pool and from the bucket. If the water loss is more from the pool then you most likely have a leak. If the water loss is the same in the pool as it is in the bucket, then the pool is most likely okay and the loss in water is due to evaporation.
Perform the same test but this time shut off the pool pump. Is the water loss less, more or the same? If the water loss is less with the pump off, then the leak is most likely in the return lines. If the water loss is the same then the leak is most likely inside the pool (liner, main drain, lights).
Once you have completed the bucket test you can schedule your leak detection with our office. Please review our leak detection guidelines which explain what we need done before we arrive to perform the leak detection as well as the costs involved in locating and repairing the leak.
Please review our leak detection guidelines when booking your appointment.