San Diego Plumbers’ Swimming Pool Leak Detection Tips
Nothing throws a cold bucket of water on a hot San Diego summer faster than a suspected pool leak. Family-friendly San Diego plumbers Perry Plumbing Heating & Air want the fun to go on.
We have both the experience and the sophisticated leak inspection technology to find the source of the leak and provide pool plumbing leak repair before the weekend’s festivities. Many of our pool owners call sounding sound pretty stressed out about their pool losing water. They envision backhoes, broken pool shells and ugly trenches rimmed by dirt piles through the yard.
We get it, the pool is big, the plumbing and heating, expensive. It is a lot of water! Sealants deteriorate, shifts in the ground cause cracks in pipes and the shell itself. Also the plumbing pipes and fittings are subject to the same troubles home plumbing does: cracks, root invasion. Does this sound like a catastrophe?
The good news is that the majority of calls we receive we rectify for far less than the pool owner fears. After finding the source of the pool plumbing leak, we can use no-dig, trenchless pipe re-lining which ensures no disruption to your routine, landscape or patio. In the case of root intrusion or clogs, we first clear the lines and then apply the epoxy “pipe-within-a-pipe.” With no joints, roots cannot penetrate the new liner. Its smooth surface prevents calcium or lime build up typical of San Diego’s hard water.
Determining whether Your Pool is Even Leaking
If the pool seems to be constantly leaking and you are adding more than 2 inches of water per week, you should start the leak detection process.
Follow these steps to determine whether you need pool plumbing leak repair:
- Fill the pool to normal level.
- Fill an empty bucket with pool water and place it on a pool step that is covered with 6 to 10 inches of water. Empty enough water until the water in the bucket is at the same level as the pool water surface.
- If the bucket threatens to float away, put a brick or rock in the bottom and then again dump out enough water so that the two water levels are even.
- Place the bucket on the first or second step of the pool. To keep it from floating away it may be necessary to place a few bricks or rocks into the bucket. (By placing the bucket in the pool water you are ensuring that the water temperature of each will be similar).
- Warn the family not to disturb the bucket.
- Check the bucket after 24 hours. If pool water is significantly lower that bucket water, you most likely have a leak.
Pool Plumbing Leaks Sealed Up Tight by Perry Plumbing
Pool pipes and joints fall victim to the same issues home plumbing does: calcification, cracks and leaks. They are also more susceptible to root intrusion. Perry Plumbing Heating & Air has been fixing the pool plumbing in San Diego County for over 38 years. Our 5-star reviews on Yelp, Facebook and more should reassure you that we treat every client like family. Call Perry Plumbing Heating & Air at 619-472-2112 to discuss your pool plumbing issue. The discounts on our plumbing coupons page could save you money on your pool plumbing leak.