Depending on the region and climate in which you live, it may not be uncommon for your pool water level to vary from day to day. Environmental factors such as humidity, wind, and air as well as water temperature can have an effect, causing you to lose up to ¼ inch of water a day or about 2 inches per week.
You may have a leak if:
- Pool has air in the system
- Equipment loses prime
- You see cracks
- Pool deck is sinking or lifting
- There are soggy spots around the pool
- You add water more than once a week
- Pool loses more than regular evaporation
Test your pool for a leak with the Bucket Test.
Preparing your pool for a professional leak detection
Clean Not Green: It is recommended to have the pool vacuumed spotless and algae free prior to your detection. Leaks as large as 1″ in diameter have been missed until the dirt covering the leak or algae in the pool was vacuumed or brushed away.
Have the following information ready when you call to schedule your professional pool leak detection:
- Is it a pool only or does it also have a spa?
- Is the pool equipment above or below ground?
- How many pumps?
- Is the pool constructed of fiberglass, or vinyl?
- How many skimmers?
- Does it leak more with the filter on or with it off?
- How much water does it lose over a 24-hour period?