How to Detect Swimming Pool Leaks

Detecting swimming pool leaks is crucial to prevent water loss, structural damage, and costly repairs. Keep an eye on your pool's water level regularly.

If you notice a consistent drop in the water level, it could indicate a leak. Measure the water level using a marker or tape and check it over a few days to see if there's a substantial decrease.

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Perform a simple bucket test to check what's causing the water loss. Filling a bucket with water and placing it on the pool step or ledge can help. You'll have to ensure that the water level inside the bucket matches the pool's water level.

Mark the bucket and pool water levels and observe them for 24 to 48 hours. If the pool's water level drops more than the bucket's, it suggests a possible leak.

Carefully inspect the pool and its surrounding areas for any visible signs of leaks. Look for wet spots, soggy areas, or excessive water around the pool equipment, pipes, or pool deck. Cracks in the pool structure, loose or missing tiles, and gaps around fittings or skimmers can also indicate potential leak sources.

Examine the pool equipment, including the pump, filter, and plumbing connections, for any signs of leaks. Inspect valves, seals, and pipe fittings for drips or moisture. A leaking pool equipment or plumbing component can contribute to water loss.

For swimming pool leaks, it's advisable to consult a professional pool leak detection service.