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How a Leak Detection Service Can Save You Time & Money

On Feb 20, 2017

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Pool leaks can show up in several different areas of your swimming pool or pool plumbing system. Many pool leaks in the underground plumbing are difficult to find and repair. Leaking drains and cracks on the vertical walls may also be difficult to locate. A pool leak detection service will find and fix your leak problem immediately.

Pesky pool leaks will raise your water bill since you must continue to fill the pool or hot tub spa. You will also use more energy to heat and pump the pool. Finding pool leaks quickly will save you time and money.

Detective Work

Finding a pool leak is not the stuff of detective novels and TV shows. It is the job of a pool leak detection service that uses high-tech ultrasonic equipment. Aquaman Leak Detection has its own patented equipment that immediately locates the broken pipe to within one-inch of the leak. The decking is broken only over the leaking area. 

Swimming pools have a complex plumbing system with suction pipes leading from the bottom drain to the filter and pump system. A loose suction drain can also cause a leak. Suction drains are required to be partially covered for safety so it may be difficult to determine if this is the problem. Aquaman uses diving equipment to check drains for leaks and ensure that they are working properly.

The skimmer assembly also has a plumbing line that suctions water. It joins the drain's intake line leading to the filter.  This connection is above ground. These lines can become clogged with debris that must be removed by the filtration system. Excess pressure can cause a break in the line, or it may simply become loose at the connection.

Plumbing lines return clean water to the pool. These underground lines can also crack. Dirt coming out of a return line is an indication of a break. The water will eventually flood the area around the pool if it is not repaired. The outlets for the return line can be along the side wall or at the bottom of the pool.

Vertical Wall Cracks

The side walls of a gunite pool may have small cracks in the plaster that will grow larger if the crack is not repaired. A swimming pool leak detection service will typically use red dye to find and repair the cracks. Aquaman uses a special epoxy that can be applied in the water. The pool does not have to be drained.

Vinyl pools must be repaired immediately to prevent tears from ruining the lining. Many vinyl pools come with repair kits. The side walls and bottom of vinyl pools should be inspected frequently.

Test for Leaks

Use the bucket test to determine if you have a leak due to lower water levels. If you notice the water level dropping even when your pool or spa tub is covered, you may have a leak in the plumbing lines.

Contact Aquaman Leak Detection immediately for help in locating and repairing the leak. We serve Brevard County and 10 neighboring counties in Central Florida, as well as Houston, Texas.

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