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Leaking Pools Don't Have to be the End of the World

On Oct 29, 2018

Leaking Pools Don't Have to be the End of the WorldYou might think of a pool leak as a nightmare; however, not all pool leaks need to be dreaded. Part of pool ownership is the knowledge pool leaks occur and knowing what you need to do to repair the leak quickly is important. Leaking pools are caused by a variety of issues and depending on the cause, will determine the ease, as well as the cost of your repair.

Leaking Pools Don't Have to be the End of the World

While some causes of a leaking pool stem from a significant problem, more often than not, a pool leak is caused by a minor issue. As a pool owner, it is wise to familiarize yourself with some common types of pool leaks, so you know how to find a leak and also, more importantly, how to quickly repair the leak. The type of repair also determines how much it will cost to repair. Let's take a look at some the most common, easily fixable, pool leaks.

Common Causes of a Leaking Pool

Here are some of the most common causes of a leaking pool. These are also simple to repair, and you will be able to enjoy your pool again in no time.

  • Small pool liner tear - Pool liner tears are one of the most common causes of a leaking pool. While, it might be time-consuming identifying where the leak is coming from, once you locate the leak, you can easily repair it with a patch kit. Keep in mind that the average lifespan of a pool liner is 6 - 12 years.
  • Fixtures - Another common cause of a leaking pool originates at a fixture. Whether it is an improperly installed pool light, or another fixture such as a railing, many times a pool leak caused by a fixture can be repaired sometimes by just tightening a screw.

Other Causes of Leaking Pools

Unfortunately, sometimes a pool leak is the result of a not-so-easily-fixed cause. However, even if it is not an easy repair, it’s not the end of the world!

  • Large pool liner tear - If your pool liner tear is large, or your pool liner has surpassed its lifespan, you need to consider replacing your pool liner. Again, while not an easy fix, this is something that happens during pool ownership.
  • Pool Pump - The location of the pool pump leak determines the significance of the repair. A pump leaking in the intake line, the return line, or the shaft seal, cause the most significant problems.

As a responsible pool owner, familiarize yourself with the common causes and how to repair the different kinds of leaks. This way when a leak occurs, you know how to handle it and whether or not you can fix it, or if you need to call a professional.

If you suspect a pool leak and don’t know where to begin, we recommend giving our experts at Aquaman Leak Detection a call. Our team helps get your pool repaired so you can go back to enjoying it.

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