Do You Have A Leak?
thing to do is carefully mark the pool water level, wait 24 hours, check it again and measure how much it dropped. (perform
test on a day with no rain, do not backwash, avoid excessive swimmer splashout and make sure the autofill is off)
Normal Evaporation in CT & NY
in 24 hours is 1/8" per day, covered pools: 1/16" per day, Pools with waterfalls, vanishing edges, or if the pool
is heated far above the air temperature can sometimes lose 1/4" per day
The Leak In The Pipes, The Pool, or Both?
When I inspect a pool for loss,
I check: the entire underwater surface, test the pipes, inspect the lights, hydro valves, stairs, seals, gaskets, fittings,
screws and skimmer housings. Most times it is a combination of several small leaks. Call for a full inspection
so all the leaks can be found and fixed.
24 Hour Test With The Filter On vs
24 Hours With It Off:
Same Loss Filter On or Off =
Points toward a leak in the pool, less likely to be in pipes
Larger Loss With Filter ON = Points toward a leak in the return piping or backwash
Larger Loss With The Filter OFF = Points toward a leak in a suction pipe (skimmer or
Air Bubbles In The Return Water Flow:
Air in the return water flow can be a sign of a broken suction pipe (skimmer or main) but most often it is
an air leak in the gaskets, valves and piping prior to the pump