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If you live in Templestowe Lower then you’ll understand we have constantly changing weather patterns, which means a pool losing water isn’t an uncommon problem.
A pool losing water can be for many reasons such as an issue with the plumbing and leaking pipes, a problem at the equipment, hydrostatic valve, pool lights or a defect in the pool structure. A pool with an infinity edge and trough, pit, channel, or storage tank with faulty 2-way valves, 3-way valves, non-return valves or one way valves can often also be the source of the leak.
Try The Bucket Test
- Place a brick or rock in the bottom of a bucket and sit the bucket on the steps of your pool.
- Fill the water in the bucket to the same level as your pool and for stability reasons try to have the bucket approximately three-quarters full.
- Have the water in the bucket completely cover the brick or rock.
- Mark the water level on the outside of the bucket using tape or a permanent marker.
- Leave the bucket for two-three days and leave your filtration system running as you usually would. If after this time the bucket has more water than the pool, then you know that you have a leak.
Your next step is to do the test again but turn off your pool pump. Doing this can help isolate the problem and see if the leak is coming from the pool, equipment, plumbing or fittings.
We can then find the exact leak location and give you a quote on the cost of repair. You should never leave a pool leak because it can cause substantial damage to your pool, house, fences or even your neighbours’ property.
The water level in your pool will continue to drop with a water leak. As the water level gets lower and lower, the pump is at risk of overheating. This is because the viscosity of the water slows down the pump as it passes through it. With low water-flow the pump motor will spin faster than designed and cause the pump to overheat.
Inside most pool pumps there is a thermal disconnect that will shut the pump down if it overheats. Modern chlorinators have “no water flow” sensors that detect low water flow at the chlorinator and will shut the system down.
If these safety measures, both fail your pool pump will continue running until its engine seizes. A seized-up engine will require costly repair or replacement.
Our specialist team at Templestowe Lower are experienced in water-flow issues and we operate 7-days of the week.
The salt or chlorine in the water from pool leaks can also destroy plants, gardens and lawn areas and travel into your neighbours’ yard, affecting their land as well.
If you live in the Templestowe Lower area, and you think you have a pool leak it’s best to have it found and fixed as soon as possible.
If the water level drops in your pool and you add water to refill it back to normal levels, all the chemicals in your pool become diluted.
What this means is extra chemicals such as chlorine, soda ash, buffer, stabiliser calcium increaser and salt will need to be added to re-balance your pool water.
Unusually high chemical usage is also a really good indicator that your pool actually has a leak.
There is exactly the same amount of water in the world today as there was millions of years ago. The problem with urbanisation is we haven’t been very effective in the management of our water resources. Now we all understand how precious water is and everyone does their best to conserve it.
If you suspect your pool has a leak, it’s best to book us and let us help you right away… to save water, help our environment and limit structural damage.
We have all the specialist technology needed to detect a leak anywhere in your pool or spa. If you do have a leak and we can’t find it, our first or subsequent visits will be at no cost, which is our guarantee to you.