Do you have a Swimming Pool Leak?
Are you concerned that you may have a swimming pool leak?
Yes, you will lose some water due to evaporation and even splashing but if you find yourself constantly adding water, then that might mean you have a swimming pool leak somewhere that needs to be addressed, or your pool will continue to leak water. There are several ways to test your pool for leaks.
Overnight Water Tests
Start by marking the current water level with a piece of tape by the pool skimmer. Then, go back the next day and see how far below the tape line the water has gotten. Depending on the weather, most pools should not be losing more than an eighth to a quarter inch of water per day. If you lose more than that, you may have a swimming pool leak.
Use Colored Dyes
To help locate a suspected leak, place a few drops of colored dye solution near the point you think the leak may be found. Make sure your pump is off, and the water is perfectly still. If the dye enters a crack or tear, then you have confirmed the leak’s location and will be able to make the necessary repairs.
Check Your Pool Equipment
Always double check your filter and pump and make sure there are no obstructions. You can also visually inspect your pool liner and check for cracks and tears, especially if there has been any recent work done around a particular area. Finding a pool leak requires time, patience and attention. If you can’t find it yourself, then it may be time to call a professional in to help you determine the problem. Be sure you know when the pool was built, what kind of pool it is, and when you suspected a pool leak.
It is always a good idea to get yearly pool inspections done to ensure that your pool is operating optimally and that it continues to look good. Regular maintenance and inspections can help significantly reduce repair costs in the future. For more information, the experts at Olympus Pools are here to help with your pool construction and maintenance.