Ottawa Leak Detection

Canada’s capital city is full of swimming pools. A great pool can attract visitors or make your backyard the place to be but a leak can put a stop to the fun! If your swimming pool is leaking it doesn’t only impact the pool itself but takes a huge toll on the surrounding area. When you want to avoid severe water loss and the damage that comes along with it, call a Puddle Pro at the first sign of a leak. Professional Ottawa leak detection identifies problem areas and isolates them for expert repairs.

Leak detection in pools is often trickier than tracking down a leak indoors. Instead of having to worry about a single pipe in a single area, there are multiple areas that can be experiencing waster loss. It might take a while to realize that you are dealing with a leak but this isn’t enough to solve your problem. When done by an expert, leak detection services can help to confirm whether or not you are dealing with a leak, as well as isolating the area so it can be repaired.

Is Your Pool Leaking? Identifying Problem Areas

The summer season often means high traffic for pools and hot tubs. In a high heat, high traffic environment it can be difficult to diagnose whether or not you are even dealing with a leak. Between evaporation and bodies exiting and reentering swim spaces, your pool is losing water. Evaporation is normal but it can often be confused for a leak or even cover up a leak! Instead of making assumptions and risking damage, call a Puddle Pro to diagnose your issue.

If there is a tear in your vinyl liner, it can often be easily repaired with a vinyl patch but there are plenty of areas in your pool that are prone to leaks. Professional pool leak detection examines structures, pool equipment and plumbing lines to ensure that there aren’t any small leaks hiding out behind the scenes.

The first step to any leak detection process is to determine whether it is your plumbing leaking or a structural issue. There isn’t much point in tearing apart plumbing when you are dealing with a tear in your pool liner. Luckily, our team of Puddle technicians are able to identify what type of leak you are dealing with and isolate the affected areas.

Pressure Testing: When testing for leaks inside plumbing and return lines it is best to use consistent air flow, otherwise known as a pressure test. This process involves applying a consistent stream of air flow to plumbing. If there is a leak, this flow will create air bubbles or in the case of saturated soil, air will displace dirt and cause gurgling sounds. These sounds can be tracked with speciality listening tools.

Dye Testing: This type of testing is best suited for tracking down structural leaks. Turning off the pool pump stops water from moving. When water is still, coloured dyes can then be strategically placed. Because dye weighs more than pool water, it will be sucked up into the vacuum created by a leak and can be tracked visually.

Puddle Pool Care: Getting the Ball Rolling On Your Leak Detection and Repair

Leak repairs are complicated processes but you can’t get started on fixing your water system without isolating the affected areas. You often can’t go from detection services to leak repairs in a period of 24 hours and that is all the more reason to call an expert at the first sign of an issue. A water leak in an above ground pool will often flood surfaces while an inground pool allows water to saturate ground water. If pool water is unleashed into soil, it will cause shifting which will displace earth, putting unnecessary weight and pressure on vulnerable areas that can lead to cracking. A water leak also puts unnecessary wear and tear on internal water systems, causing components to wear down and need to be replaced.

Each member of the Puddle team is highly trained and experienced, as well as being outfitted with all of the top tools of the trade. This means Puddle customers are getting the best possible results and peace of mind that there are no leaks that are being overlooked within their system.

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susan eccles
5 out of 5

Zach and Richard have been very professional since the day we connected. They provide prompt, thorough service and are accommodating. I highly recommend Puddles service if you do not want to deal with the maintenance upkeep of having a pool.

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5 out of 5

Wow! First time using Puddle Pools and what a great experience. Bought a place with a pool which I know nothing about. After having a great conversation and trusted advice with them over the phone I decided to go with their pool maintenance plan. Richard came by and he took care of everything. He even took the time to show me all that is being done and ensured that the pool will be always kept up swim ready. I'm happy I made the right decision to go with this company, I'm less stressed and ready to swim and enjoy my pool!

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Fast and Clean. Like the way they car for our 2 water fountains in our driveway, always happy with them. Was asked if I would give a Google review and I am more than happy to.

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Smart guys who came to exchange our filter system. Very knowledgeable and very friendly. 25. Always been happy with Puddle guys. Nice people. Extremely knowledgeable Pool Guy.

5 out of 5

Called Puddle Pools Ottawa and consulted about changing out old for a new pool liner. Richard and Zachary answered all of my questions and earned my business. We couldn’t be happier so far! They did great and the pool looks amazing!

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