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Pool Leak Detection and Repair in Ottawa
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 the bucket test first to see if your pool is losing water due to a leak instead of evaporation.
Fill the pool to the middle of the skimmer box.
Fill a bucket with pool water to about one inch from the top.
Place bucket on first or second step of pool.
Mark water level on inside of bucket and on the skimmer box.
Keep the pump running.
After 24 hours, compare the two levels. If the pool water (outside mark) goes down more than the inside water level, there is probably a leak.
Try the same procedure with the pump off and take note of the results.
Leaks can be in the pool itself or in the underground plumbing lines and Ottawa Valley Pools has all the proper equipment in order to find your leak without digging up your backyard! At Ottawa Valley Pools, we test every single part of your pool and equipment to ensure that all the leaks are found properly. 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 you have an underground plumbing leak we conduct a “pressure test”
which tests the integrity of your pool’s plumbing. If your plumbing cannot maintain a certain amount of pressure over a given amount of time we use highly specialized “sonic equipment” to listen underground. With this piece of equipment, we can pinpoint the location of your leak without having to destroy your deck! Once the leak is located, repair options and pricing are discussed with the homeowner.
We can also detect structural leaks with our “hydrophone”. This underwater microphone enables us to pinpoint any 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