Leakage Signs

There are a number of indicators that your pool may have a leak, such as:

  • The pool filter has air in the system.
  • The equipment loses its prime.
  • Cracks are apparent.
  • Pool deck is sinking or lifting.
  • There are soggy areas around the pool.
  • You have to add water more than once a week.
  • Water loss is greater than typical evaporation.

Typical Evaporation

A quarter of water loss per day is most likely evaporation. The evaporation rate in your area will depend on humidity, sunlight intensity, barometric pressure, wind and the level of activity in the pool or spa.

Check your daily expected evaporation http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/IDCJDW6111.latest.shtml

Pool leaks often go unnoticed but can result in big water bills and significant damage. If you are unsure if you have a leak but feel you are adding too much water, why not try the bucket test?

Common Pool Leak Causes

  • Pool Equipment.
  • Above Ground Pipework
  • Below Ground Pipework
  • The Pool Shell
  • Faulty Hydro Valve
  • Cracked Skimmer Box
  • Pool Light
  • Spa Pipework

Why do pools leak?

There are many reasons why pools leak:

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