J&J Pool service will perform a thorough test of your pool, spa and fountain and is capable of resolving your water loss issues. We perform a dye test to identify structural leak, a hydrostatic test to identify plumbing leaks and electronic leak analysis. After your leak has been located, we can make the necessary repairs to get you back to enjoying your pool again.
Did you know?
Even minor swimming pool leaks can cause substantial damage and result in huge water bills and it is estimated that one pool in every 20 has a leak. Just how serious can a leak become? A pinhole-sized leak in a pool plumbing system with 40-pound pressure (psi) will lose approximately 970 gallons of water in a 24-hour period. This comes to about 30,000 gallons a month or 360,000 gallons per year. That’s enough to drain and refill the average residential swimming pool more than a dozen times. (Source: H2Ouse)
Signs You May Have A Leak
- You have noticeable cracks in the pool
- You add water more than once a week
- You use more chemicals than usual
- Pump equipment loses prime
- There is saturation around the pool
Pump On / Pump Off Test
- Compare the results of the “Bucket Tests” with the pump on for 24 hours versus the pump off for 24 hours.
- The comparison can provide additional information regarding your leak.
- More water loss when pump is ON?
Leak on return plumbing. (Pressure side plumbing).
- More water loss when pump is OFF?
Problem at skimmer / main drain plumbing leaks, (Suction side plumbing).
- Same amount of water loss when pump is ON or OFF?
Leak may be due to shell, liner or fitting leaks, (Structure).
BUCKET TEST PROCEDURE
- Bring the pool water to its normal level.
- Fill an empty bucket with pool water to about 1 inch from the top of the bucket. (by filling the bucket close to the top you are ensuring that air movement over the surface of the bucket will be similar to that of the pool).
- Place the bucket on the first or second step of the pool. To keep it from floating away it may be necessary to place a brick or a rock into the bucket. (by placing the bucket into the pool water you are ensuring that the water temperature of each will be similar).
- Mark the water level inside the bucket.
- Mark the water level of the pool on the outside of the bucket, on the pool wall, or skimmer faceplate.
- Operate the pool for 24 hours as it has been operated when a leak was first suspected.
- After 24 hours, compare the two levels. If the pool water (outside mark) goes down more than the bucket inside water level, there is probably a leak.
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