Scarborough Pool Leak Detection

There is no such thing as a good plumbing leak but these are particularly bad when dealing with a swimming pool. The average pool holds thousands of gallons of water at any given time so even a pinhole leak will result in severe water loss. More than the inconvenience of having to refill water levels, a leak will damage your water system as well as the surrounding area. Professional Scarborough pool leak detection identifies where water leaks are coming from and isolates the problem area.

There are plenty of areas around swimming pools where leaks can occur. Physical trauma can cause tears in vinyl liners or cracks in poolsides. These might be easy to spot or might be subtle but in either case they are losing water and that is a problem! There are plenty of areas of pools that are susceptible to leaks, ranging from the pool liner, equipment, structures, plumbing and return lines. This is a lot of area to cover and without technical training and the right tools, it is easy to overlook a small issue that will become larger over time. By calling an expert for your pool leak detection means being able to spot even the smallest issues and help to organize leak repairs.

Leak Detection in Pools: How to Spot an Issue

There are a few ways to gauge whether or not you are dealing with a leak in your pool. The most common indicators of leaks are reduced water levels and increased utility bills. If an above ground pool is leaking you might begin to notice pooling water around it. An underground leak can also cause saturated soil, puddles and dead grass.

A bit of evaporation is common when dealing with high heats. If your swim space is high traffic with many swimmers on a daily basis, you can expect water loss. Each time a body exits your pool, it carries water along with it. After a busy pool day, this can mean losing a few inches of water. The trouble comes when water is dropping without any reason. For many pool owners that suspect a leak, a bucket test is the next step to noticing water loss.

The bucket test involves taking a bucket of water and setting it next to the pool. Because they are exposed to the same conditions, the rate of water loss should be the same in both. If the pool has lost significantly more water than the bucket, you are dealing with a leak!

Diagnosing your swim space with a leak is a great first step, but there is a lot more work to be done namely hiring on leak detection and repair services. The next step to addressing problem areas is to figure out where your leak is located and to isolate the affected area. The best way to do this is with a pressure test and/or dye test.

A dye test uses strategic placements and coloured dye to identify structural issues in a concrete pool. Dye weighs more than pool water so once the pool pump is stopped it is possible to visually track this colour as it is sucked up into the vacuum created by a leak. Pressure testing uses consistent air flow applied to plumbing and return lines. If there is a leak present, it will produce air bubbles that can be tracked, or in the case of saturated soil, will make gurgling sounds. Audio cues can be followed by ear or with speciality listening equipment.

Puddle Leak Detection Services: Expert Care in Scarborough

Having to find and repair a leak is a complicated process but our Puddle Pros are here to help! With years of experience under our belts combined with rigorous training and access to top of the line tools and techniques, our technicians can find even the smallest leak. Puddle Pros are committed to getting the best possible results for our clients and that means never leaving a leak behind! With options for booking by phone as well as online, you can enlist professional services 24 hours a day.

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