Pool leaks can occur anywhere in or outside your pool. Before searching for the leak in your pool, make sure you check your entire filter system area, including the pump, filter, heater, chlorinator, etc.
If you have an inground pool, leaks can also occur by cracked piping underground. If you suspect this, call KTPC pool professionals to pressure test the lines for possible cracks.
The first step to pool leak detection is to determine that you actually have a leak and aren’t losing water to evaporation. If you’ve already done this process, you can skip ahead.
You Can Try This First To Make Sure You Have A Leak
Pool Leak Detection: Bucket Method
What You’ll Need:
- 5-gallon plastic bucket
- king-size black marker or duct tape
1. Place and Fill The Bucket
Place the empty 5-gallon bucket in the water on the second step of your pool. Fill the bucket with water to match the pool’s water level. Use the marker or duct tape to mark this level inside the bucket.
2. Turn Off The Pump
Turn off the recirculating pump as well as any other auto-refill device you may have.
3. Check The Results
Wait 24 hours and compare the pool water level to the level of water in the bucket. If both the pool and the bucket water have gone down but remain even, your pool is losing water due to evaporation.
However, if the pool level is now lower than the level in the bucket, you likely have a leak.
4. Repeat The Test
To narrow down the possible source of the leak, repeat the test for another 24-hour period, this time with the pump on.
5. Check The New Results
If the water level in the pool is greater with water circulating under pressure, the leak is most likely somewhere in your pool’s plumbing.
NOW! if you confirmed that you have a leak you can call KTPC and lets us handle the problem for you. Let us explain how.
Line Pressure Tests
Before we start, tell us about your results, lets make sure we’re on the same page.
The first and simplest step is to double-check the equipment and make sure we don’t have any leaks there that could be a contributing factor. Okey the equipment is good, next.
Now we’re going to shut things down and plug the suction and return lines, once this is complete let build and monitor the pressure in the lines.
If we determine that you have a leak in a line we need to find it. We have the perfect system for this, use our detection equipment we can accurately within a few inches pin point the location of the leak or leaks as well as its depth.
If in fact you have a leak in the lines and we have completed the investigation KTPC will provide you with a written quote to repair the problem, once approved we will start the repair right away for minor repairs or schedule a return visit if its a more complicated project, either way, we’ll work with you to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
With all the fancy patterns now available even a hawk would struggle to find a pinhole leak in a liner, but we’re up to the challenge!
KTPC has the latest technology to find even the smallest of leaks, using the earths natural grounding ability its simple to trace the path of water leaving the pool, once we completely swept the entire pool and located any and all leaks its time to start repairing them.
How do we do that? Don’t worry no need to empty your pool to patch the liner, KTPC use underwater adhesives with incredable bonding strength to secure the patches to the liner and stop the leaks. We also carry a large ammount of different liner paterns so we can come as close to your existing liner make the repairs virtually invisable.
Time to suit up! KTPC employs a PADI Certified scuba diver with years of experience repairing liners, once the repairs are done you can sit back and relax knowing your leak-free saving money on water and chemicals, Did we mention we guarantee our work!