Chattanooga homeowners love their swimming pools, but what they do not love are swimming pool leaks. If you are one of the people that are worried about swimming pool leaks, you understand how stressful this can be. Dealing with leaks of any type is concerning but when you think that your pool’s shell could be compromised, you could be losing some sleep over the matter. In this article, we are going to talk more about swimming pool leaks and what you can do to deal with these issues.
Dealing With Swimming Pool Leaks
Before you start worrying too much, you need to see if you actually do have swimming pool leaks or if you are losing water because of pool use and splashing, evaporation or some other means of water leaving your pool. There is no use to get worked up over nothing and here are some things you can do to find any swimming pool leaks that might be in your pool.
Dye Tests for Swimming Pool Leaks Detection
I wouldn’t recommend doing a dye test until you know that you have a pool leak. You can use the bucket test as noted in the previous article to make sure that you do have a leak. Once it is confirmed, this is when you will proceed to this dye test.
The most common places for leaks to occur are around pool fittings, the spillway for the spa and the skimmer faceplate. There are other places that you could be experiencing swimming pool leaks, but this is a good place to check initially.
There are dye test kits for detecting swimming pool leaks so make sure you grab one of those since there is a special dye in the kit. Make sure all of your pool equipment if off before you start the test so the water is not disturbed by the pool returns. Put the syringe in the water near the skimmer perimeter. If the grout around the skimmer faceplate has leaks, when the dye gets near it, you will see it leave through that leak. Do the same process around each of the places you suspect leaks.
After you have finished the dye test and see where the leaks are in your swimming pool, you should call a pool service. If you delay your pool service needs, you may find yourself having more problems than if you would have taken care of it right away. If you need help with your pool and any leaks you might be having, make sure to give us a call. We would be more than happy to use our over 30 years of experience to help you fix your pool.
We understand that your pool is important to you because of the fun and recreation it brings. We also understand that you want to keep from spending money that is not necessary so we will give you the best rate for the best work on your swimming pool leaks. Give us a call today to get started.