LEAK DETECTION SPECIALISTS
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Are you noticing your water bill skyrocket and your pool losing more than half an inch on a daily basis? If you are having any of these problems you might have a leak! Try this simple test to determine if the leak is in the liner or in the plumping.
- Fill the pool to the middle of the skimmer faceplate
- Mark the level for reference
- Plug all the return jets with the winter plugs
- Plug the skimmer with your winter plugs
- Wait 24h and observe the water level
This will totally seal the pool off from the plumbing and if your pool still continues to loose water than the leak is in the liner. Otherwise if the water level holds than the leak is in the plumbing or equipment.
We use a special piece of equipment called “The LeakTrac” which is specially designed for finding holes in vinyl liners. It uses a float that places a small electrical charge in your pool that allows the probe mechanism to detect where the electricity is escaping. Once the leak is found, it is then fixed with an underwater clear vinyl patch. This eliminates the need for other companies and scuba divers who will spend countless hours swimming in your pool to search for these leaks while they charge you per hour without any leak detection equipment or pool expertise! So why not call Ottawa Valley Pools who can guarantee you accuracy, reliability, and speed with our highly specialized leak detection and scuba diving equipment!
If an underground plumbing leak is suspected, we pressure test your pool’s plumbing. If your plumbing does not maintain a certain amount of pressure over a given amount of time, we use one of our highly specialized listening devices to listen underground. With this equipment, we can pinpoint the location of your leak with precision!
We can detect structural leaks with our hydrophone, an underwater microphone that can pinpoint structural leaks around any fittings, lights, or drains.
You may have a pool leak if:
- Pool has air in the system
- Pump loses prime
- You have cracks forming
- Pool deck is sinking or lifting
- Soil next to the pool is wet and soggy
- You add water more than once a week
- Pool consistently loses more than half an inch a day