Hamilton Pool Leak Detection

More often than not, it is tough to pinpoint exactly where and when a leak forms but after a while they are tough to ignore. Nothing ruins a summer season faster than a leak does. More than just having to add water to a reduced water level, a leak makes chemical balance impossible, means damage is possible and water bills are on the rise. If you begin to notice lower water levels and higher bills, don’t wait to call Puddle for your Hamilton pool leak detection services.

Anywhere that there are plumbing or water systems, there is a risk of leaks. A leaky pipe indoors can cause water damage in and around flooring, counters and other central areas and that is when dealing with only a small amount of water. Swimming pool leaks mean losing hundreds of litres of water and all of that water has to go somewhere! If an inground pool is leaking, you can expect underground leaks, while above ground models are responsible for surface flooding and saturation. In either case, excess pool water means drowned lawns, displaces soil and a whole lot of headaches for pool owners, so call a Puddle Pro at the first sign of an issue.

Pool Leak Detection: The Importance of Identifying Leaks

There is a big difference between natural water loss caused by evaporation and high traffic, and losing water based on leaks. One of the major ways to determine if you are losing water is to measure the water level and keep an eye on your water bill. Depending on the size of your leak, this loss might be obvious or sneaky, but it is always possible to track it down!

The simplest and most common way for pool owners to determine if they are dealing with leaks is a bucket test. This involves grabbing a bucket full of pool water and setting it next to the poolside, exposing it to the same conditions. In this scenario, the water level of the pool and the bucket should change at the same rate. If pool water drops significantly more than the water in the bucket, you likely have a leak. Identifying a leak is the first step in solving your issue but it is also the easiest one!

Part of what makes swimming pool leak detection so complicated is that there are many moving parts to these water systems. Having to locate the leak in a pool means full examinations of structures and the plumbing that keeps water moving. This means having to create plans to treat both inground and above ground pool systems with a unique approach. Dealing with above ground swim spaces means being able to visually inspect pool equipment, structures and even vinyl liners. For inground swimming pools, you are dealing with underground plumbing lines which becomes increasingly difficult to track and treat.

Even a small leak will become a major issue over time. Underground leaks will shift soil, putting added weight and pressure on structures. Displaced water will also drown lawns, kill grass and lead to water damage or even flooding inside structures. Pool leaks don’t just impact surrounding areas, they put unnecessary wear and tear on systems as well as components, drastically reducing lifespans and leading to the need for premature repairs and replacements.

Leak Detection in Pools: How Puddle Gets Results

Spotting pool leaks might be complicated but our Puddle technicians have it down to a science. In order to best service our customers, Puddle technicians arrive on-scene with options for testing both structures and plumbing to decipher what type of leak you are dealing with, along with speciality tools to isolate problem areas.

A pressure test uses a consistent stream of air flow to pipes and plumbing systems to determine if there is a leak inside. If there is an opening, it will produce air bubbles or, in the case of underground leaks, gurgling sounds. Following these allows technicians to find leaks and organize repairs to suit them. Dye tests on the other hand, involve shutting down pool pumps and using strategically placed coloured dye to point out leaks in pool liners or concrete structures themselves.

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Todd Kaye
5 out of 5

"I recently had the pleasure of working with Puddle Pools in Hamilton, and I couldn't be more impressed with the exceptional service I received. From the initial consultation to the final installation, the team went above and beyond to ensure that my needs were not only met but exceeded. Their attention to detail and dedication to customer satisfaction were truly commendable. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and always willing to answer any questions I had. They made the entire process smooth and stress-free. I highly recommend Puddle Pools to anyone looking for top-notch service and an outstanding pool maintenance experience. Kudos to the entire team for their professionalism and expertise!"

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This is my first year using Puddle and each week they continue to impress me. I hired them for my pool opening, closing, and weekly maintenance and they have gone above and beyond what I would normally get with the other companies. Their prices are also way better. I highly recommend!

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Andrew Pittam
5 out of 5

If you are like our family and you struggle to keep up with the water testing, pool cleaning, buying all the chemicals, etc than Puddle Pools is an amazing solution. TJ and Bri are super knowledgeable and take away all the stress of owning a pool. 100% would reccommend

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Amazing service through & through! Before I had even booked a service call and become a customer, Bri walked me through some troubleshooting steps over the phone. My pool is now back up and running properly again. Professional and knowledgeable with GREAT customer service 10/10. Can’t thank you enough!!

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