Swimming Pool Leak Detection and Repair Service
We are a professional pool leak detection company , and we repair all types of pool plumbing. The first step is to find out if your leak is due to your pool shell /liner, or an actual crack in your plumbing.
We pressurize your skimmer line(s) and return lines with both water and air to determine if there is a leak present. Any loss in pressure is a sure indication of a leak. The cost of this service is roughly $250.00. More elaborate systems with inground floor and jacuzzi systems cost more.
Pool Leak Repair
We replace leaking skimmers and damaged underground pool plumbing. Once you discover where you are losing water there are usually some alternatives for repair. If you discover your leak is coming from your main drain, you can often just plug or eliminate this line at your pump and filter equipment.
Reasons For Pool Leaks
Failure to properly winterize your pool plumbing is the most common reason for cracks in your pool lines. Here in the North East main drain lines have to be blown out with compressed air and locked by shutting the main drain valve.
A common leak for Gunite pools is at the skimmer, right where the plastic skimmer meats the pool wall. This union may need to be sealed every year due to expansion and contraction during the changing seasons.
The epoxies and resins we use to repair leaks, work best when the pool water is warm, so if you have a tiny whole it is best to first get the pool open and clear, and if possible wait till the warmer months to patch pool walls or liner.
How do you know if you have a pool leak? Most people are used to how often they need to add water due to normal evaporation. Most leaks, even very small ones will require adding water everyday, or every other day.
Leak diagnosis and detection is now more a science than the old days, thanks to new specialized tools, finding leaks are easier than ever before.
Electronic leak detection equipment can help, once it is set up we wave a wand in the pool, if we get near a leak, our equipment emits a sound. If the leak is near a return or a drain, it may require using dye to test for the leak.
The first step is to find out if your leak is due to under ground plumbing, pool liner, or through pool walls. Installing winter plugs into all the plumbing, and leaving the pool off, will help to determine if your plumbing is the issue. If water continues do go down you know its probably a hole in the liner or a leak at the pool light or pool shell.