leaks in a Swimming Pools
in a swimming pool can be a result from a number of factors and if the
leaks are not fixed, it can lead to large amounts of water being lost
not to mention become worse and therefore cost more to fix.
detecting a leak, there are a number of aspects of the pool that need
to be investigated to try and find the source of the water loss.
Firstly inspect the filter,
look for water spurting out of the
Do not leave any part with out inspecting it; inspect the pump
housing, valves and the
heater (if you have one). Look for damp patches or wet areas. If the
leak is small and if it has been active for a while then algae or moss
will be visible.
Secondly you will want to find out how much
water is actually being lost. This can be achieved by marking the water
level and then check it everyday. The water should not go below the
marked level. Another method that is commonly used is the bucket test
method. (see video below).
The bucket test method is done by taking a
bucket and filling
it with water. Then place the bucket on the first step of the
pool and mark the level of the water inside as well as outside. The
level of the water inside the bucket needs to match the water level of
the step. Monitor the water levels by checking daily and a change may
indicate a leak in your pool.
video below will demonstrate how to create the bucket tester:
all else fails and the
water leak cannot be detected by yourself, then it might be a good idea
to call a professional leak detector or a pool designer. They will be
able to detect the leak exactly and then provide the necessary skills
to fix the leak.
inexperienced pool builders can result in cracks and the pool leaking.
A leak in a swimming pool can be a major problem; action needs to be
taken if you suspect your pool is leaking. Leaking pipes can also be a
common and if neglected it can become a big
Ways to Detect Leaks in Pipes
leaks in pipes is very easy and a simple process. Create a solution of
liquid dish soap with warm water. Put the liquid into a spray bottle
and spray the joints or suspected leaking points of the pipe. If you
see bubbles coming from the sprayed places, then the pipes are leaking.
If the pipes are transporting gas then they should be repair
immediately. Also have pipes repaired by a professional plumber if you
are not fully equipped.