Guelph Pool Leak Detection

There is never a good time to experience a water leak but when in a swimming pool this quickly goes from bad to worse. The average pool holds thousands of litres of water so something as small as a pinhole leak will lead to a huge headaches over time. If you start to notice water loss, high utility bills and low water levels don’t hesitate to call Puddle for your Guelph pool leak detection. 

It is normal to experience a bit of water loss, particularly at the height of summer. High heats will cause water to evaporate and a high number of swimmers will carry water out of pools. When being used regularly it is common to see between 3-5 inches of water loss on a weekly basis. If you are noticing significantly more than this or find yourself having to refill water levels on a daily basis, you might be dealing with a leak. 

Leak Detection in Pools: Pointing Out Problem Areas 

Part of what makes pool leak detection so complicated is figuring out if you are dealing with a leak at all. If you suspect that your pool is losing water but can’t confirm it, it might be time for a bucket test. This process involves filling a bucket with water and setting it next to your pool so they are exposed to the same conditions. If, after a couple days, the water level in the pool is noticeably lower than in the bucket, it is time to call in professional pool leak detection services. 

Diagnosing a leak in your pool its a big step but it is only the first step in solving your problem. Next, it is time to figure out the type and location of the leak. Tracking areas of water loss in an above ground pool is easier than dealing with inground pools, mostly due to visibility. Identifying whether you are dealing with a structural or plumbing leak is difficult when you can’t see either of these. 

Pressure Testing: This method of leak detection is best suited for identifying plumbing leaks. The process includes applying a steady stream of airflow to return lines and plumbing. If this air comes into contact with a crack or opening, it will create air bubbles that can be tracked visually. In the case of underground leaks, saturated soil will make gurgling sounds that can be followed. 

Dye Testing: A dye test is a valuable tool when looking for structural leaks. By turning off the pool pump and waiting for water to be still, coloured dyes can be strategically placed inside pool basins. Because dyes are heavier than water it will be drawn to leaks, creating a colourful trail that can be followed. This means being able to track leaks in structures as well as vinyl liners. 

Once the problem areas are isolated our team of local technicians provide referrals for any necessary repairs. 

The Puddle Guarantee: By Your Side Through Every Step of Your Pool Leak Detection 

If you begin to notice your pool water level dropping, don’t hesitate to call a local Puddle technician. The longer that your problem is allowed to persist, the worse it will get. Our team of highly trained and experienced technicians are able to inspect and assess all areas of your swim space including the pool liner, pool equipment, structures, return lines and plumbing, tracking down any existing leaks. 

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