Your swimming pool or spa is a large financial investment and the last thing you want is to have a leak. When your pool or spa is leaking, it can cause your water bill to rise unnecessarily let alone cause other problems with soil erosion and damage to other areas of the pool deck and lanscaping. Pool leaks can be a big issue for home swimming pools, apartments, hotels, and other commercial facilities. Because of the possible damage the pool leak may cause along with more extensive damage if left for any length of time, it is very important to hire a licensed swimming pool leak detection and leak repair specialist to get the problem resolved in a timely manner.
With all pool leak detection services, they can be very difficult to find and isolate the exact area of the leak. Pool plumbing runs underground from your pool equipment and surrounds the entire swimming pool and spa. Cracked pipes, skimmer leaks, pool light leaks, main drains, and return lines can all encounter leaking at some point and finding the exact location takes a skilled technician.
What Our Pool Leak Detection Service Covers
There are a few steps that we take to help our pool customers in San Diego to determine the extent of the pool leak or if there is a leak in their pool at all. By doing this, we can save our customers valuable time and money if all they are dealing with is evaporation due to weather or being a new pool owner not aware of how much water can evaporate.
Step One Of The Pool Leak Detection Process
The first step of our pool leak detection process is to ask as many questions as able to deduce what might be happening and why.
- How much water are you losing over a certain period of time, usually 24 hour period?
- Does your pool water loss seem more than normal evaporation?
- Have you recently performed and construction or landscaping around the swimming pool?
- Are you seeing any abnormal moisture in the decking or landscaped areas around the swimming pool?
- What type of pool surface do you have and is there any visual cracking?
- How old is the swimming pool?
- Does your property have any sloping or is your yard on a hillside?
These are some of the preliminary questions that help in determining if you are in need of a pool leak detection service for your San Diego swimming pool or spa.
Step Two Of The Pool Leak Detection Process
This is the step where we recommend performing a thorough bucket test. This bucket testing is a way to determine if you are losing water from the swimming pool and if it is more than the water from a bucket. To do this bucket leak test, you would follow the steps listed below.
- Fill the pool to a good level that is normal for proper operation.
- Then take a five gallon bucket put a couple of rocks in it and fill it up with water and set it on the steps of your swimming pool.
- Make a mark on the pools water line and a mark on the water level of the bucket with a piece of tape or crayon.
- Run the pool leak detection bucket test for a 24-48 hour period.
- You then want to measure the loss of water from your pool and the amount of loss from the bucket.
- When your pool water looks to have lost more than the bucket, you may very well have the need for a swimming pool leak detection.
We always tell people to make sure they do their best with this preliminary test so that you do not to incur the costs of a pool leak detection only to have it not be needed.
Performing The Pool Leak Detection Service In San Diego
With our specialized pool leak detection equipment,we are able to test for pool leaks in multiple ways. This helps our pool leak detection technicians do a thorough and complete job making sure we find the leak the first time.
Our pool leak detection listening device allows us to go around all of the orifices to listen for any noise indicative of a leaking swimming pool. Areas such as the skimmer area, all pool and spa lights, main drains, and return lines. When a leak is identified, we will hear a significant noise that indicates a leak and from there we look to isolate the exact location.
Another way we can isolate and determine if you have a leak in your swimming pool is to perform a pressure test of all the pools plumbing. With this process, we can use our specialized leak detection equipment to pressurize specific pool plumbing. When your pools plumbing is put under pressure and holds, that specific line is good. When we lose pressure in that specific line, we can deduce that there is a leak somewhere in that line. From there, we will then start to examine and determine the exact area of that plumbing line and where the leak is under the deck.
A more rudimentary but sometimes very effective technique is to perform a dye test around all of the areas of the swimming pool where there may be a leak. When we use the dye test, we will enter the water and release the dye around certain areas. When we see that the dye is being drawn into a specific area, that is also a good sign that there is a leak there.
No matter how our skilled San Diego pool leak detection experts find your pool leak, once we are sure of what is going on, we will then provide you with the information explaining what we found and what is needed to make all of the pool leak repairs. This explanation will then also explain all of the pool leak detection costs.
San Diego Pool Leak Repairs By Licensed Contractor
Being that we are a licensed pool contractor, we can make any necessary pool leak repairs regardless of where they are located. Our technicians have the ability to work on any leaks that may be under your pool deck, in the skimmer, inside of a pool light, and any leaks under the swimming pools structure. When it comes to pool leak repairs in San Diego, we highly recommend using a licensed contractor that can legally perform these types of jobs. This is for your financial safety and to ensure that you are hiring a company that is licensed and insured to perform this specific scope of work. If in question, you will always want to go the the CSLB license checker and look up the company in questions contractors license. Any San Diego pool company offering to work on any pool leak repairs will need to carry a C-53 contractors license and if not you may not want to hire that company.
If you have any questions about our San Diego pool leak detection service or our pool leak repairs, always feel free to call us direct or fill out our contact form and we will get in touch with you.