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How to Find a Leak in Your Swimming Pool

How to Find a Leak in Your Swimming Pool Check the obvious first Are there any leaks at the equipment pad? Look closely at the filter, pump, heater and the pipe valves. Are there any wet areas around the pool? Check Walk around the Pound for moisture. and the equipment. Check for wet soil and sunkén or eroding areas. and by the pool Do you have a vinyl liner pool? Look for tears or separatións around all the fittings, skimmers,, returns, cleaner line, lights, steps and the corners. Techniques to confirm a leak 24 HOURS LATER TAPE MARKING Mark the water level of the pool at the skimmer. Use a piece of tape or grease pencil to mark the water level. Chéck the mark 24 hours later. Your pool should lose no more thạn 1/4 inch per day. Otherwise, a leak is indicated. TAPE MARKING water level after 24 hours pool steps Place a bucket filled with pool water on a pool step (weight it with a rock or brick). Mark the water level on both the inside and the outside the bucket. Make sure the water levels are of the same inside the, bucket as the pool water level outside the bucket. Check the mark 24 hours later, If there's a greater drop in the line on the outside of the bucket, a leak in the pool is indicated. This test needs to be conducted with the pump on, then again with the pump off. Determine the location of the leak If you determine that your pool is losing water, turn f the filtration system and note where the water stops dropping. Vinyl Lner pools need to have water in them at all times! Stop this test if you have a liner pool and the water level is dropping rapidly. Štart adding water and' call a pool professional. If the water stops at the bottom of opening, the leak is probably in the skimmer or filtration system (including the pipes). If the water, stops at the light, the leak is If the water drops below the light, then there may be a leak in the drain at the bottom the pool. If the pool is fosing more water while the pump is running, the leak is on the return line side of the system. In this case, check the waste ory backwash line for running water, If you suspect you have a leak in the skimmer, light, liner, look clősely for sométhing that looks like a crack, gap or tear. Put a drop or two of dye test splution or some of your pH indicator test reagent near a suspected leak point. Do this with the pump shut off and the water still. See if the dye is sucked into the crack, gap or tear. MPS MANNING POOL.SERVICE Copyright © Manning Pool Service Family Owned & Operated

How to Find a Leak in Your Swimming Pool

shared by manningpoolservice on Jun 25
It's natural for your pool to lose some water to evaporation, some to splash out, and some to back washing your filter. But if you routinely need to add more than two inches of water to your pool per ...




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