While summer has officially ended, many Queenslanders enjoy the benefits of their backyard pool literally year-round and take great pride in keeping it sparkling clean, but what if your pool has a leak!
A drop in the water level is a fair indication that your spa or pool has a leak. However, loss of water can also be attributed to evaporation, particularly in pools that are more exposed to the wind and sun.
Reflecting on one of our previous articles (click here for more details), we talked about the Bucket Test and various ways your pool can lose water. Just to recap:
- When it comes to a suspected pool leak, the first port of call is the Bucket Test
- If the pump sounds like it is sucking air, it’s highly likely you have a leak.
- Spa pools lose more water than ordinary pools, due to evaporation.
Often, pool leaks are invisible to the naked eye and there are many possible locations where water can escape from. Like any leaks it can be costly if not treated promptly, not only in terms of an excess water bill, but also the real risk of causing water damage to other structures surrounding the pool area plus the pool itself.
If you’ve carried out the normal checks and feel you have a leak, then it’s time to act. The longer a leaking pipe, liner or pool shell is left unrepaired the more expensive the ensuing fix will be. Some pool leaks can be easy to locate and fix yourself, however in most cases a qualified and experienced pool leak professional will be able to provide prompt and efficient leak detection to accurately locate the source of the leak.
If you suspect you have a pool leak – remember time is money! Call your local leak detection experts, Leakspotters for a free estimate, pool and spa leaks detection services in Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan and the Gold Coast. We use the latest technology, including sonar and pressure testing to locate the leak, and only dig if necessary. So don’t delay – contact us today – phone 1300 362 858, or email us your job details for a prompt reply.