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Detecting Leaks in Swimming Pool in Sydney

Author: Alex Mayers
by Alex Mayers
Posted: Mar 23, 2016

As a homeowner, you probably know how important pool maintenance is. To suspect that you have a pool leak most of the time is justifiable so don’t continue to refill the pool, instead find someone to solve your swimming pool leaks. If you own a pool you know how much water can be added in it - therefore you will notice very soon if you are losing water due to a leak. Often leaks are huge, so the water loss is obvious. One day after you wake-up you will find that your pool has lost more inches overnight and this is an obvious sign you’ve got a problem.Before calling a professional you can apply a simple test to detect a problem without using an expert help. Fill a bucket with your pool water, leave two inches of space at the top. Set the bucket in the pool on a stair or a chair, after the pool water settles, mark the water level on the outside and inside of the bucket. Run the pool for 24 hours- then measure and compare – If you lose more water from the pool than the bucket you have a leak. Other pool leak symptoms may be actual physical evidence and indications like structural damages, cracks that can quickly become more serious if they are left unrepaired. Unfortunately, you can’t detect swimming pool leaks immediately. The problem can be in your plumbing lines or your pool hydraulic or there may be a crack causing water loos. Specialized companies can provide easy and fast detection by employing modern equipment to test the pool structure. Before the leak specialist arrives to assume the leak detection, your pool surface should be clean and the pool should not be entered by anyone. This is very important to give precise swimming pool leak detection if you can’t keep the water in the pool. To verify the problem the pool is scanned and well inspected by the specialist (the visual inspection is not enough and leakage is not always visible). The smaller leaks are more challenging and harder to be detected.

Leak detection is a step by step process of elimination and there are 4 possible areas to be inspected. The Pool Shel is the first one and this includes vinyl liners, fiberglass shells, plaster pools. Then we have the Pool Light, the Pool Plumbing and the Pool Equipment. Fortunately, an expert can catch the problem early before it leads to more serious structural and mechanical problems.

In most cases when you have a swimming pool leak problem you need to call an experienced professional for Leak Detection or pool company that will provide reasonable solutions to save you money and hassle in the long run because they can detect the leak faster than you.

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