Think your swimming pool has a leak? Here’s what you need to do.

Think your swimming pool has a leak? Here’s what you need to do.

Think your swimming pool has a leak? Here’s what you need to do.

How to Find and Fix a Pool Leak

From Swim University

Determining whether your swimming pool is leaking or just losing water to evaporation or splash out can be a tricky proposition.  What’s more, it’s a crucial factor to determine, as leaking pools can eventually cause catastrophic damage to the pool equipment, as well as the surrounding landscape and structures.  Fear not, intrepid swimming pool soldiers, as Swim University’s Matt Giovanisci has an easy, simple way to determine the difference between a leaking pool, and a pool that is losing water naturally due to evaporation.

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How to Find and Fix a Pool Leak

Pool leaks can occur anywhere in or outside your pool. Before searching for the leak in your pool, make sure you check your entire filter system area, including the pump, filter, heater, chlorinator, etc.

If you have an inground pool, leaks can also occur by cracked piping underground. If you suspect this, call a local pool professional to pressure test the lines for possible cracks.

Before you start searching for the leak, you must determine that you have a leak and not losing water from water evaporation. If you’ve already done this process, you can skip ahead.

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