One of the biggest problems facing any pool or spa owner is leaks. Leaks can happen for several reasons, and (unfortunately) they can be very difficult to catch.
In some cases, the only sign that there is a problem is the rapid change in your pool or spa’s water level. Leaks also tend to happen in the places where it’s most difficult to access, so repairing them can be tricky.
Leaks can cause any number of issues, not the least of which is higher utility bills from all of the extra water you will need and the extra energy your swimming pool system might expend while the leak is ongoing.
Here’s how leaks are detected by swimming pool service professionals in Atlanta, like The Pool Butler:
Detecting A Swimming Pool Leak
The easiest way to notice if there is a swimming pool leak is by checking the water level on a regular basis. In many jurisdictions, having a water gauge for commercial pools is required.
If you see the water level changing, you should immediately go around your swimming pool in order to inspect for any noticeable cracks. You should also check all the fittings and pipes that you can access to see if any water is getting in.
If you’re unsuccessful in locating the leak, then a swimming pool professional in Atlanta can use special equipment such as cameras and microphones to find the swimming pool leak.
Detecting Spa Leaks
Spa leaks can be especially hard to locate, but they are usually caused by faulty seals and broken connections in the piping. Swimming pool professionals — like The Pool Butler — use state of the art equipment to find the leaks, but they can also use something simple like food coloring in the water.
You can also keep checking the water level for any rapid changes. A good idea is to mark the water level with a water resistant writing utensil, and check after 24 hours. If the water has gone down a quarter of an inch or more, then there’s a good chance you have a leak.
One of the most important things when it comes to leaks in your pool or spa is identifying that there’s a problem as soon as possible.
This means every pool owner should have their water levels checked regularly, and if you suspect that there’s a leak issue, call a swimming pool professional, like The Pool Butler, right away to fix it before the problem gets even bigger and more expensive.
It is always a good idea to have your pool inspected by a professional. The Pool Butler offers pool inspection and maintenance services in Atlanta. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or call us at 770-439-2644