A pool that is leaking can be a constant problem for a homeowner and cost significant amounts of money refilling and adding extra chemicals.
CN Aquatics is able to provide complete leak detection & repair services on all types of pools. Using state of the art equipment, we are able to quickly and efficiently identify leaks in liners, fittings, fixtures, and piping systems.
Vinyl Liner leaks are found using electronic underwater detection and a leak can be easily repaired once it is detected. If necessary, one of our PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certified scuba divers can dive into the pool to facilitate the repair.
A pressure test is used to determine if the underground plumbing is holding pressure and once this is determined the underground plumbing leaks can be accurately found using digital acoustical underground listening devices. This allows us to pinpoint the leak, whether it is under a concrete slab, interlock or grass. Once the leak is found we can expose the damaged pipe and complete the repair. This allows us to repair the leak in a professional manner and not cause unnecessary damage to the pool or deck.
Homeowner steps if you suspect a leak:
- Has anything changed with your pool or the weather? Adding a heater or very warm weather can drastically change the amount of evaporation in your pool.
- Perform a Bucket Test on your Pool
- Fill a 5 gallon pail ¾ full with pool water. Mark the water level on the inside of the bucket with electrical tape.
- Place the pail on the steps of the pool or beside the pool if there are no steps.
- Mark the water level in the pool with a piece of tape.
- Wait 24hrs
- Measure the drop of water level in the bucket and in the pool. If they are the same there is No Leak. If the pool has dropped more than the bucket there is a leak.
- Determine the amount of water loss in the pool over 24 hrs with the pump running (using a tape measure and piece of tape). Shut pump off and measure water loss over another 24hr period.
- If the water loss is greater with pump ON, then leak is in the plumbing
- If water loss is greater with the pump OFF, then the leak is in the shell (Liner, light, steps, plaster/tile)
If you suspect you have a leak, or a greater than normal water loss, call CN Aquatics and we will be more than happy to assist you.