Does Your Pool Have a Leak?

A leaky swimming pool can add hundreds of dollars to your water bill. It also means that you’re buying more chemicals than normal to treat all that extra water.

You can keep the water in your pool longer and save money by keeping an eye out for leaks.

Signs There’s a Leak in Your Pool

One of the first signs that will clue you in to a pool leak is rapid water loss. Your pool water level may drop due to splashing and evaporation. But you’ll notice something’s different if you have to add extra water to your pool each week.

You may find a soft soggy spot in your lawn near the pool. This can indicate that there’s a leak in the pool lining or plumbing.

If you aren’t sure whether the water loss is due to evaporation or a leak, you can try the bucket test. Leave a bucket of water next to your pool. Mark the water level in the bucket with painter’s tape and put a similar mark on the side of your pool.

After a day or two, check the levels. The water in both the pool and bucket should have gone down at the same rate if only evaporation is to blame for the water loss. If your pool water level has dropped more than that in the bucket, then that suggests a leak.

Swimming Pool Leak Repair in Ft. Lauderdale

If you suspect your pool has a leak, the next step is identifying where the leak could be. This is a challenge for most pool owners.

For professional help in detecting leaks in your pool and getting them fixed fast, call Somar Pools in Ft. Lauderdale.