How You Can Try Leak Detection In Your Swimming Pool
In recent years the cost of installing a swimming pool has dropped significantly, meaning they have become more popular. Pools are typically easy to maintain in the changing of water and chemicals, but one problematic area is if you think you may have a leak. Due to the fact that you can’t see behind the wall of your swimming pool, leak detection is tough. Whether you have your own pool at home or take care of one in a gym, hotel or public baths, there are ways to monitor the situation.
Some water will be naturally lost through the process of evaporation and also splash-out. There is a good chance that you have a leak if your water level is dropping by more than two inches per week. You can confirm a leak by placing a bucket full of water on the steps of your pool ensuring the water level matches. You have a leak if the water level in the pool drops quicker than that in the bucket.
The most common cause of leaks in the plumbing is around the filter pad, so give that a good check first. Next run the filtering system to see if the water loss increases with the equipment running. If having the pool pump and filter on doesn’t appear to make any difference to the speed at which water is lost then move your leak detection on to another area.
Problems with pool shell
Now you should look at plugging the holes in the pool, such as the main drain, water returns and pool skimmers. Plug one at a time and see if it makes any difference to the rate at which the water drops, starting with the man drain.
If this process doesn’t isolate the area in which you pool is leaking water then it may well be time to call in a leak detection expert.