Professional Leak Detection for Swimming Pools
We offer professional leak detection on vinyl, fiberglass and concrete / gunite pools. Aqua Craft specializes in leak detection services, using a variety of methods to find the leak in your pool without the destructive trial and error method that most company’s use.
Aqua Craft state of the art water loss detectors, listening devices, dye test, and pressure testing to locate the problem. On vinyl liners we have to tool to trace the water loss electronically dramatically reducing the time it takes to find common leaks. All of these techniques help us pin point the problem in the fastest, most non-destructive method possible.
Our listening devices allow us to hear through concrete decks, pool shells, and even listen inside the pipe itself. We also provide visual inspections of the shell, and can dive the pool to investigate any issues you are experiencing.
If you suspect a leak in your pool, call Aqua Craft for
professional leak detection services (405) 413-8016
Before you have us to come and inspect your pool, please make sure to go through this checklist:
- NO GREEN POOLS – water clarity is important to do leak detection. If we can’t see, there is a chance we won’t be able to find the problem.
- POOL OFF – put the pool in ‘service mode’ or turn off for 12 hours before we arrive
- HAVE YOUR CONTROLLER AVAILABLE – we need to have access to your controller so we can see schedules, settings, and operate the pool
- PETS INSIDE – Please put your pets inside, some pets are not a problem, but its easier for us if they aren’t around at the time of our inspection. We don’t want your pet running off, or mistaking one of our very expensive tools for a new chew toy.
- MEET – If possible, we would like to meet you, so we can talk about your pool when we start.
- SCHEDULES – Try not to schedule us on the same day as your lawn maintenance service, it makes it harder for us to hear with additional noise. It may take us more time and cost more if we have a delay in doing our job.
- POOL LEVEL – Have your pool at the proper level. Below the overflow, and in normal operating conditions. Usually in the middle of the tile line.
- NO SHOCK – there is a good chance we will have to swim or dive your pool to find the problem. If the levels are too high we will not enter the pool, and we will have to come back when chlorine levels are acceptable.
- TIME / MATERIAL – Our costs are based on time and material. If there is something simple, like one of the above items that complicates the process and increases the time to find the leak, there is a good chance it will increase your bill.
- ROCK WATERFALLS / WATER FEATURES – Understand that some rock waterfalls and water features are very difficult to near impossible to test. Most will require at least some disassembly to properly test. If you have a water feature such as a sheer decent, fire/water bowl, scupper, or rock waterfall, you need to understand that there is a good chance that we will have to do some dismantling in order to find the issue.
Tips for finding the pool leak on your own
Before you schedule an appointment, and you want to do some investigating on your own, make sure you have a leak you can perform a ‘Bucket Test’. Pools can evaporate up to 1/4 ” a day naturally, and if you have water features on windy days, it’s not unusual to see much higher rates.
A bucket test on a normal day will give you a good indication of how much water you are losing. I have also seen rulers taped to the side of the pool, marks on the inside of skimmers, tape at the waterline tile, etc. All are acceptable methods to determine if you have a problem. The ‘Bucket Test’ is the most tried and true way for most homeowners because it accounts for evaporation. One thing to remember while running the test, is to make sure you turn off your autofills, plug overflows and make sure no one adds water to the pool. This will give you inaccurate results. For the best results, perform the test twice, once with the pool running as normal, and once in service mode with everything off. This will help you narrow down the issue. If you have the same results, the problem is most likely a structural problem, meaning a crack in the shell, light fixture, around a return, hydrostat, autofill, or skimmer. If it loses less water when the pool is off, your leak is most likely in a return line. If it loses more water when the pool is off, your leak is most likely a suction line. From here, you can do some logical steps to try and find the leak. Look between the pool and equipment, and try to find a wet spot. Look for decking around the pool that has either raised, sunk or pulled away. Also, look for obvious problems such as tree roots. If you haven’t found the leak by the time you get to this point, it’s probably a good time to contact Aqua Craft.
Aqua Craft Mission
Our mission is to provide the best quality products and service for all of your backyard needs. Aqua Craft goes above and beyond to serve our customers, providing the best pool and backyard accessories in the state of Oklahoma.