|Sherman Oaks Pool Leak Detection Tips
Prior to scheduling a leak detection, a homeowner can perform a "bucket" test first to determine if water loss is due to evaporation only. Simply fill a 5 gallon bucket with water and mark the level. Place it on the first step of the pool or on the deck nearby. Mark the level of water on the tile for comparison. Turn the circulation system off and let sit for 48-72 hours. Evaporation will occur at equal rates, so recheck the levels and see if it dropped equally. If the water lowered more in the pool, that indicates a leak in the structure - plaster, light niche, tile, fittings, main drain. If no difference, then repeat the test with the system running and remeasure. This will indicate if water is being lost in the plumbing system. Whether you live in Encino or Sherman Oaks, pool leak detection is performed by Spectrum utilizing dye, pressure, and sonic test procedures Sometimes a bucket test can reveal where and why there is water loss, but other times a pro is needed to be called upon! Phone consultation is always free, so give us a call with your questions.