Working with a Smaller Space

Three Tips To Help You Deal With Liner Damage And Leaking Plumbing Connections

If your pool is loosing water, the problem can be with the liner or plumbing connections. It can also just be evaporation due to hot summer days. It can be difficult to find the source of leaks in your pool but you can use something like a bucket to test if it is a leak or evaporation. If it is the liner, there are patches that can be installed with water in the pool. For plumbing issues, you may need to replace the connections on the filter and pump. Here are some tips to help you find the source of your pool leaks:

1. Using A Bucket To Test For Evaporation Or A Real Leak

If your pool is losing water, it can be caused by a leak or evaporation. Before you get ready to repair a leak, you will want to do a simple evaporation test. This can be done with a bucket. Set a bucket on the steps of your pool and fill it up to the level of the water in the pool water. Mark the bucket at the pool water line and leave it for a day. Come back the next day to see how much water has been lost. If it is evaporation, the level of the water in the pool and in the bucket should be the same. If the problem is a leak, you bucket will have more water than the water level of your pool.

2. Checking The Plumbing Connections For Signs Of Leakage

You will also want to check all the plumbing connections to see if there is a leak. To do this, inspect all the elbows and pipes for damage. Sometimes, these pipes can have condensation due to cold water and warm temperatures. Look at the plumbing and look for signs of leaks, such as mineral deposits. This can be white chalky residue on the plumbing that is not usually. There may also be more of a steady drip of water where there is condensation. Wipe the condensation off and look for areas where water quickly comes back.

3. Finding The Leaks In The Liner Of Your Pool With Dye

If you have a leak in the liner, there are several ways to find it. If it is obvious or you think you know where it is, try getting in the water and putting your thumb on the area. If you notice suction or it feels like air is trying to come through, then it is a leak. You can also use food dye to find a leak. Get in the water with a bottle of dye and go to areas where you think you may have a leak. Squirt dye in these areas, and see if it is sucked into a leak. If the dye does this, then this is the area where you need to patch your liner.

Try some of these tips to find the leaks in your pool. If you cannot find the source of the problem or need help with fixing the problems, contact a pool repair contractor, like Guaranteed Pool Service & Repair, and talk with them about repairing your leaking pool.

About Me

Working with a Smaller Space

Growing up, I lived on an almost 100 acre property. Needless to say, I had room to roam. However, when I married my husband about 10 years ago, I moved into a subdivision. We are blessed to own more acreage than many of our neighbors, but it never feels like enough. This is a common situation for many homeowners. They don’t feel like they can own the perfect pool due to a smaller outdoor space. However, in recent years, pool manufacturers have made strides in this area. On this blog, you will learn how to order a custom pool that will fit a smaller outdoor area. Enjoy your new summer outdoor escape!


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