Leak Detection


So you think you have a pool leak?

Save yourself some money!

Here are some instructions for our bucket test:

On the first day of the test:

  • Fill the pool to the normal operating level.
  • Turn all of your water features off.
  • Fill bucket with pool water and put a brick or rocks in a large bucket (to help weigh it down).
  • Place bucket on 2nd step (water in the bucket needs to stay same temperature as pool water).
  • Mark the water level in the bucket and in the pool (mark the pool water on the skimmer with tape and a pencil).
  • Run the system for 24 hours (all equipment: pump, motor, and filter).
  • DO NOT SWIM OR BACKWASH during this test.
  • Measure the amount of water loss in the pool and the bucket.

On the next day, you want to have the exact conditions:

  • Fill the pool to normal operating level.
  • Remark the water level in the pool and bucket.
  • Leave all equipment off for 24 hours.
  • DO NOT SWIM OR BACKWASH during this test.
  • Measure the amount of water loss in the pool and the bucket.

Call us back with the 4 measurements:

  • Pool water loss with the pump on = ______
  • Bucket water loss with the pump on = ______
  • Pool water loss with the pump off = ______
  • Bucket water loss with the pump off = ______

This test will help us determine if there is a leak in the plumbing or liner.

  • Diving the pool = $300 in season | $400 out of season (October-March)
  • Pressure testing the lines = $300, main drain is an additional $100.

Any questions, please contact us!