If you’ve ever had a pool leak you’re not alone, 5% pools have a leak. Even a tiny leak can cause you to waste hundreds of thousands of gallons of water every year depending upon the size of your pool. A larger leak in your pipes of just a 1/8-inch can leak 2500 gallons of water a 24-hour period.
As annoying and costly as pool leaks can be they are equal tough to identify. Often pool owners will mistake a leak for normal evaporation and wait around until it’s too late. Here are a few tips on determining if you have a pool leak.
- If your pool is losing more than 1/4" of water per day, good chance you have a leak. The leak may be in the plumbing or the pool shell itself.
- Cloudy water or unusual algae growth can be a warning sign of a chemical imbalance caused by a leak.
- Cracks in the deck, loose/broken tiles or and unsettlement in the ground around the pool can be signs of a leak.
- Puddles of standing water in the grass around the pool area are also often a signs of a leak.
Your pool is a big investment and just like your home or your car it needs ongoing maintenance. If you need help with pool cleaning, maintenance, repair or renovation, give the Davie pool pros a call today and we will be happy to assist.