Port Moody Pool Leak Detection

All leaks are bad leaks but they are particularly bad when dealing with swimming pools. When managing large amounts of water even a pinhole leak means losing hundreds of litres of water. What starts out as a small amount of water will become larger over time and lead to bigger and bigger issues so it is important to address leaks as soon as possible. If you suspect that you are losing water, Puddle technicians provide Port Moody pool leak detection services to track, isolate and treat your issues.

Leak detection in pools is different from seeking out issues with indoor plumbing. Swimming pools are made up of many moving parts, some of which you can see and some of which you can’t. This means having to inspect and assess potential issues with structures, internal water systems, plumbing lines and pool equipment. With so many moving parts it can be difficult to diagnose where your leak is coming from but our Puddle technicians are here to help! Top of the line industry tools will help to locate the leak, isolate the affected areas and help to organize a leak repair plan that works.

Diagnosing Swimming Pool Leaks: What to Watch Out For

Issues with swimming pools can range from very obvious to extremely subtle. Large cracks in concrete or tears in a pool liner are obvious suspects when experiencing water loss but the majority of water leaks are not as noticeable. Corroded plumbing lines, for example, are operating behind the scenes so you may not notice water loss until it is causing serious issues.

The main symptoms of a pool leak are significant drops in water level, as well as increased water bills. If you have a high traffic swim space, a bit of water loss is common enough. With bodies getting in and out of pool water, high heats and a bit of splashing here and there, you might lose several inches of water over the course of a few days. This is common enough when having a pool party but if it is the norm, it is time to call a professional for pool leak detection.

If water levels begin to drop without reason, it is a good idea to perform a bucket test. This involves filling a bucket with pool water and setting it out next to pool basins for a couple days. When exposed to the same conditions, the rate of evaporation should be the same in the bucket as it is in the pool itself. If water levels are significantly lower in the pool than the bucket you likely have a leak. Just because you have confirmed water loss, that can’t help you find a leak — but our Puddle Pros can!

Swimming Pool Leak Detection: How Puddle Gets It Done

Once you have determined whether or not you are dealing with a leak, it is time to isolate the problem areas. This is the point where it is important to determine whether you are dealing with a plumbing leak, faulty equipment or a structural leak. In order to get the best results for leak detection, Puddle technicians provide options for tracking down problem areas at the surface or underground.

Dye Test: When applied to still water, coloured dyes can provide a clear view of where water is leeching out of basins. Turning off pool pumps and strategic placement of dyes will help to track leaks in surfaces or in vinyl liners. Because dye weights more than pool water, it is sucked up into vacuums created by leaks and can then be tracked by following the colour.

Pressure Test: These tests use air pressure applied to plumbing and return lines to determine whether you are dealing with leak systems. By applying a consistent flow of air to plumbing lines and pipes leaks will produce air bubbles or in the case of underground leaks, saturated soil will begin to make gurgling noises. Speciality listening tools make it possible to track even the smallest leaks.

Each member of the Puddle team is local to the Port Moody area, so we understand the major risks facing your swim space. When dealing with a tear in a liner, these can be patched easily while root damage to plumbing lines are much more complicated. Letting an expert diagnose your problem areas means being able to organize repairs in a timely manner, preventing disaster caused by prolonged periods of improper drainage.

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Ryan Shaw
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Had my pool heater serviced by Kat. She was able to make it a day earlier than scheduled and even though I wasn't home, she kept me informed along the way via phone and sent me photos as updates. I'll be sure to use Puddle Pools again!

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We are newbies to owning a pool so needless to say it was pretty daunting to navigate through the maintenance. We feel very fortunate to have met Kat Lopez who not only helped explained the process, but walked us through it step by step. She is very patient and prompt in replying to queries. She would arrive on time when she said she would, efficient in using her time whenever she is onsite. She also provides a detailed report after every appointment so there was no second guessing on what was accomplished. Talk about professionalism at its best! The rates are reasonable. Our family is grateful we came across Puddle Pools! The rates are reasonable. We are happy to support a local business. We hope the owners know how fortunate they are to have Kat on their team! Thank you for all your help, Kat!

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Excellent company. Had a cloudy pool that no amount of shock or floc would clear. Turned out to be high phosphate levels. Couple days and the pool is sparkling clean. Highly recommend if you're having pool trouble.

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