Can you believe it’s nearly time to begin opening your pool for the summer season? It takes a lot of work to make sure your backyard treasure is open and ready to go for the many poolside barbeques you have planned. To be certain your pool is running smoothly and efficiently, ensure there are no leaks in the pool or attached plumbing. The process of opening your pool is the perfect time to check for leaks before your money could start running down the drain.
But where should you look? Finding pool leaks can be a time consuming and difficult process, unless the proper training and certification has been received, similar to the training program that American Leak Detection technicians complete.
If you think you may have a swimming pool leak, it is a good idea to first run a bucket-test.
Some indicators of a leak are:
- Higher water usage rates; if the pool’s auto-fill is constantly kicking on, there may be a pool leak.
- Chemicals needing to be added to the pool on a more-than-regular basis.
- Algae in the pool could also be a symptom of a pool leak.
When a pool is closed for the winter, it is very important to make sure all of the water has been drained from the pool; in the event there is water left behind, it can freeze over the cold winter months, which leads to cracking pipes. Those cracked pipes can lead to pool leaks which are often found only after the pool is reopened in the spring.
To make sure that your pool season is leak-free, give American Leak Detection a call today so we can perform a water leak audit for you, on your pool, spa, home, or all three.