Pool Leaks Are Extremely Common And Important To Diagnose
Pool leaks are one of the most common problems found in many in-ground swimming pools. Ignoring them can lead to further damage and costly residential pool repairs. In this blog, we’ll go over some of the most signs of pool leaks that you need to watch out for.
If you start noticing puddles of water building up around your pool, it might be an indication that a leak is present. This is especially true if the puddles are present despite the clear lack of rain from the previous days.
You can also walk around the patches of grass (if you have any) around your pool and try to feel if they are unusually soft, uneven, or muddy. This can also be a sign of an underground leak. When there’s a leak present, the water movement underground causes the landscape to sink and shift.
Water equipment is also prone to leaking. If there’s corrosion and standing water around your pool equipment, it’s often a clear sign of a leak.
Your Water Bill is Increasing
Even the smallest crack or hole in your pool can leak hundreds of gallons of water per weak. If there’s a leak present, it will most likely show up in your water bill as a major spike. Leaks might be tougher to spot on pools with automatic fill devices but they will still show up in your water bill. Make it a habit to track and record your water bills each month. This way, you’ll be able to spot any major increase in your water bills. If you do notice a spike, you can either check the pool yourself for other signs of leaking or contact a professional for an inspection.
The Chemical Levels are Fluctuating
If you feel like you are constantly keeping your pool’s chemical levels even, it might be a sign of a major leak. When there’s a pool leak, all the chemicals you put in will always be carried away from the pool making it almost impossible to keep the chemical levels steady. Ignoring the pool even for a few days can lead to algae and other germs quickly infecting the water, drastically changing its color and overall quality.
Changes in Water Levels
A significant drop in your pool’s water level is perhaps the clearest sign of a pool leak. However, it might be the trickiest to determine because water levels can also be affected by evaporation and the weather. If an uncovered pool’s water level drops during a rainy day, that might indicate a leak. However, that may not be the case during sunny weather. You will have to rely on other methods and keep an eye out for other signs that could confirm the leak.
Always Keep an Eye Out for Pool Leaks
Pool leaks are major problems that one must never ignore. By knowing what signs to look for, you should be able to act sooner and deal with the leak quickly. Doing so can help prevent additional damage and save you a significant amount of money. If you suspect a possible leak in your pool, contact us today. Our team would be happy to help you locate and repair the leak as soon as possible.