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Leaks in pools have many sources, from the pool itself to skimmer seals, light conduits, and more. So it can often be hard to spot these leaks when you first check for them. But if you’re routinely adding more than two inches of water to your pool per week, you may have a leak that is worth investigating to avoid potential costly damage to your pool. Read below to find out five of the most common signs to detect a leak in your pool.

Water Level Changes

If you are losing more than half an inch of water each day, it is highly likely that there is a leak somewhere in the pool. However, it’s essential to find out what’s causing the water loss – if it’s due to evaporation, backwashing or splash-out. Evaporation can vary depending on wind, air and water temperature. 

High Water Bills

If your water bill spikes, then it’s likely there is a leak in your pool. This is almost always a sure signal that something is going on. This should not be ignored and steps should be taken to identify and fix the issue right away. In this case, Pool Solutions recommends having a service technician come out and evaluate the system before committing to a full on-site leak detection service.

Water Under Equipment

Surprising as it may sound, damaged pool equipment is often the cause of water leakage. Should you notice any wet spots, evidence of erosion or standing water on the equipment pad near your pump and filter, this could be a sign that a leak is present. But when a pool is losing water and there is no visible leak, the cause could be in the backwash valve. Our ‘pool techs’ will be able to determine if this is the problem.

Cracks In And Around Pool

Although most pool leaks don’t come from underneath the surface, it’s important to be vigilant and check for cracks in and around your pool. These can indicate a leak or potential leak, so it’s essential to inspect regularly. Minor cracks can be fixed by sealing them, however larger problems may require professional resurfacing. This will help to prevent further damage from occurring in the future.

Unstable Chemical Levels

If you notice the chemical balance in your pool fluctuating often, it could be a sign of a leak. Keeping an eye out for this could help you identify and fix any problems before they get worse. Leaking water carries chemicals out of your pool, which causes the need to add more than the usual to make up for that loss. Keeping chemical levels consistent becomes close to impossible when a leak of any kind is present.

Talk to a Pro

Our expert leak detection team can pinpoint the exact source of your water leakage, so you can deal with it quickly and effectively. They conduct a pressure test to determine if your plumbing holds pressure and perform dye testing on all areas inside the shell from which you could be losing water. Our pool leak detection and repair experts have located and repaired hundreds of leaks over a span of 25 years…so we know how to get to the problem fast and affordably. Get in touch today if you suspect that you have a pool leak. Pool Solutions is your Solution!