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How to Find a Pool Leak: 3 Things You Need to Know

On Feb 16, 2016


If your swimming pool is losing more than 1/4 inch of water each day or about two inches a week, you may have a leak somewhere in your pool system.

Learning how to find a pool leak takes practice. There are several steps that you can take to locate the leak after the results of your bucket test.

1. Filtration system

Check the filtration system carefully. A leak in the filtration system and skimmer is indicated if the water stops at the bottom of the opening. If you see air bubbles at the return line when the pump is on, you may have a leak in the filter's suction line.

Make sure the pump basket lid is on and tightly sealed. You may need to change the O-ring on the seal, a simple procedure.

2. Check the pump

Water may be leaking out of the pool while the pump is running. The leak may be on the return line side of the circulating system. In this case, it is the pump that needs repairs. It is a good idea to check all of the lines and tubes in the pumping process, especially if you have a jetted spa tub.

3. Lights, drains and fixtures

Pools, including spa tubs, have lights. The leak may be at the light housing if the water level falls below the bottom of the light. You may also have a leak at the drain or around the jets in a hot tub.

Always check for cracks in corners and around the steps. Check vinyl liners for tears.

These are suggestions on how to find a pool leak before calling a repair service.  Aquaman Leak Detection offers a free guide to help you find leaks.

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