Pools naturally lose water from too much sun (evaporation) and too much fun (splashing). So how do you know if you have a leak problem? To complicate matters, leaks may occur in a variety of places – cracks in the pool material, around the drain or lights, or in the return lines or skimmers. Answering ‘yes’ to any of the questions below make it a good idea to get a professional evaluation.
Does your pool or spa regularly lose more than ¼ inch of water within a 24 hour period?
Do you find yourself adding two or more inches of water to your pool or spa each week?
Do you have tiles that continue to fall off the pool, even after you repair them?
Are your water bills higher than normal?
Do you need more chemicals to keep the pool in balance? (If you have a pool service, be sure to ask.)
Do you have soggy or ‘greener than normal’ areas in your yard?
How Raytek Expertly Finds Pool Leaks
When it comes to top-tier "pool leak detection near me" services, Raytek stands out with its precision and advanced techniques. Our seasoned technicians utilize headphones linked to waterproof microphones submerged in your pool, effectively acting as the ultimate pool leak detector. This method helps us identify the suspected leak zones.
To further ensure accuracy in pinpointing the water leak detection, dye is introduced to the water. We then employ a compact video scope, mirroring the capabilities of subsurface solutions, to observe the dye's movement, tracing it back to the leak's origin. This camera technology, akin to specialized medical scopes, offers the advantage of accessing areas within piping and spots that remain concealed from the naked eye on the water's surface.
For vinyl liner pools, the leak detection process varies. We deploy an electric current into the water, and by using a dedicated detector, we can swiftly locate the leak's source. Once identified, our technicians take prompt action, employing vinyl patches to seal the leaks and ensure the pool's integrity.
Plumbing leaks? We've got that covered too. Our rigorous pressure tests on plumbing lines offer a comprehensive analysis, guiding us toward the subsequent steps to accurately discern the leak's location. When you think about "pool leak detection near me", think Raytek for reliable and efficient solutions.
Water loss is never good, and a leak can break down the fill material that supports your pool. Just a pencil-tip sized leak results in hundreds of gallons of lost water per day. Water bills spike, need for chemicals escalates, and the entire structure of the pool is at risk. It only takes about 1-2 hours for our professionals to determine the source of a leak (depending on the severity of the leak).
First Steps to Find A Leak
You can expedite the process for finding a leak by answering the following questions:
How old is the pool?
What type of pool do you have? (concrete, gunite, fiberglass, vinyl liner, pool/spa combination)
When did you first notice a possible leak?
Was anything going on that could cause a leak?
Have you had any recent repairs to the pool?
Is there a certain level at which the water level stops dropping?
Do you notice a difference in leaking with the pump on or off?
The information you give us helps us determine the type of detection or repair service you need. We always want to see the pool and talk with you in person before providing an estimate.