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Pool Leak Detection | Gold Coast Pool Repairs

Pool Leak Detection

We understand how important it is to quickly detect and repair any pool leaks. Our comprehensive 12 point testing includes a thorough evaluation of your pool's structure, filtration and pool surrounds to accurately diagnose and repair any leaks. If you suspect your pool has a leak, use the button below to contact us for a rapid same day response.

How do I know if my pool is leaking?

To determine if your pool is leaking, you can follow these steps:

  1. Water Level Monitoring: Start by filling your pool to its normal operating level. Use a piece of tape or a pencil to mark the water level on the side of the pool.

  2. Initial Observation: Allow the pool to sit without using it for at least 24 hours. During this time, observe the water level to see if it drops significantly.

  3. Check for Evaporation: Keep in mind that some water loss can occur due to evaporation, especially in hot weather. To differentiate between evaporation and a leak, perform the "bucket test."

  4. Bucket Test: Fill a bucket with pool water to about an inch from the top. Place the bucket on the pool step or another area where it's submerged but not floating. Mark the water level inside the bucket and the pool water level outside the bucket.

  5. Compare Water Loss: After 24 hours, compare the water loss inside the bucket to the water loss in the pool. If the pool water level has dropped significantly more than the water inside the bucket, you likely have a leak.

  6. Inspect Pool and Equipment: Visually inspect the pool, its components (such as the liner, pipes, and fittings), and the pool equipment (like the pump and filter) for any visible signs of leaks, cracks, or wet areas.

  7. Consult a Professional: If you suspect a leak or can't find the source of the problem, it's a good idea to consult a professional pool leak detection service. We have specialized equipment to locate leaks and can provide expert advice and repairs.

Remember that a small amount of water loss over time is normal due to factors like evaporation and splash-out. However, if you notice a rapid and consistent drop in water level, it's important to address the issue promptly to prevent further damage to your pool and save on water and maintenance costs.

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Where does the water go when my pool leaks?

When your pool leaks, the water typically goes into the ground surrounding the pool. The water will follow the path of least resistance, seeping into the soil or potentially draining into nearby drainage systems, depending on your pool's location and the local geography. Pool leaks should be repaired promptly to avoid water loss and potential damage to the pool structure or surrounding areas.

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