Waterloo Pool Leak Detection

No leak is a good leak but some of them are worse than others. The average swimming pool holds hundreds of gallons of water so even a pinhole leak can be the cause of not only severe water loss, but severe damage as well. Whether you are dealing with an above ground pool or an inground model, tracking down leaks is a complicated, multi-step process but don’t panic — our Puddle Pros are here to help! Don’t let a leak wreck your swim season when you can call a local Puddle crew instead. 

Part of what makes leak detection in pools such a complicated process is figuring out if you are dealing with a leak in the first place. When dealing with a swim space water loss can occur naturally or through leaks in structures or plumbing lines. If you suspect that you are dealing with unnatural water loss, don’t hesitate to call Puddle for in-depth inspections and assessments. 

Pool Care: How to Identify a Leak In Your Pool 

At a glance, it can be tough to tell whether a water level has dropped or not, particularly if your pool has been in high use. High heats will cause water to evaporate and high rates of use will have swimmers carrying pool water out with them or through splashing or cannonballs. On average natural water loss will reduce water levels anywhere from 3-5 inches over the course of a week. If you are losing more water than that or you find yourself having to refill water levels on a daily basis, you are likely dealing with a leak. 

Traditionally, when pool owners suspect water loss, they are quick to perform a bucket test. This test involves filling a bucket with water and setting it next to the pool and marking the water level so they are exposed to the same conditions. If, after a couple of days, the water level in the pool has dropped significantly more than the water level in the bucket, you are not dealing with natural water loss.

Once you have determined whether or not you are dealing with a leak, Puddle technician can come in with the proper testing techniques to pinpoint what type of leak you are dealing with and isolate the affected area. When dealing with a plumbing leak the best course of action is a pressure test. This test involves applying a stream of pressurized air to lines and plumbing. If this air comes into contact with a crack or opening it will create air bubbles that can be followed visually. 

Identifying structural leaks means using coloured dyes to create trails that can be followed right to the problem areas. Dye tests involve turning off the pool pump and waiting until water becomes still. Once still coloured dyes are applied strategically throughout the pool basin where they will be attracted to the vacuum created by leaks. This means being able to track colours visually, following them right to the source of your water loss issue. 

Puddle Pool Leak Detection Services: Expert Care For Waterloo and Surrounding Areas 

There are plenty of pool companies throughout the Waterloo area but our Puddle Pros stand out from the crowd. In order to keep up with the needs of our clients, Puddle technicians offer a wide range of services including routine pool cleanings, seasonal treatments, inspections and deep cleans. In addition to pointing out the presence of leaks our team of highly trained experts can provide referrals for reliable and affordable pool repairs in your area. 

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