4 Signs of a Leaky Pool
As a pool sits out in the sun, water is going to evaporate. And as the pool is used, water drips out or is splashed out. As such, it is not uncommon to have to refill your pool. But there may come a point in time where it feels like you are filling your pool up too often. If you have hit this point, you may suspect you have a leak. Unfortunately, pool leaks can be difficult to detect. Here are four of the top signs that your pool may have a leak.
Sign 1: There are Loose Tiles or Cracks in the Deck
If you suspect you may have a leak, take the time to inspect the tiles and deck on the top of and around your pool. When water is leaking out of the pool, the ground below the pool and deck may begin to shift. In turn, you will see cracks in the tiles or the deck. Think of it like a concrete patio. When your concrete patio moves or shifts, cracks emerge. The same is true with your pool decking.
Sign 2: The Ground Around the Pool or Pump is Always Wet
Another sign that you may have a leak is that the ground around the pool or pump is always wet. If you think you have a leak, don't use the pool for a few days and turn your sprinklers off. If the ground around the pump is wet, your pump or pipes may be leaking. If the ground around the pool is wet, the pool may have a leak.
Sign 3: An Evaporation Tests Shows More Than the Expected Water Loss
Do you find yourself wondering if you are dealing with evaporation or a pool leak? Then do an evaporation test. Take a small bowl or bucket that is higher than the water level in your bowl. Place it on the first or second step and fill it with enough water so that it is level with the rest of the water in your pool. Then allow it to sit in the pool for a couple of days. Check the water levels. If the pool water level has decreased faster than that in the bucket or bowl, you have a leak in your pool.
Sign 4: A Dye Test Shows a Significant Water Level Decrease
The last way to check for a leak is the hardest. Because of that, it is most often used by professionals. A strong pool dye can be injected in the water surrounding an area where a leak is suspected. If there is a leak, you may see the dye being pulled down into the leak.
If you suspect your pool is leaking, you will want to call in a professional to repair it as quickly as possible. This can help to minimize further problems and prevent your water bill from increasing. Here at Pierce Pools and Outdoor Visions, we can help you with all of your pool needs, including pool repairs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to have us inspect your pool.