FAQ's About Leak Detection & Repair:
How do I know if my pool is leaking?
We recommend performing this test before spending money on a swimming pool leak detection.
Bucket Test: This is a simple test where a bucket is placed on the top step in a swimming pool. Many pool service companies will fill the water in the bucket to the same level as the pool. We like for the bucket to be filled to within an inch of the top with water. This higher water level in the bucket will help prevent it from floating away.
Once the bucket is filled to within an inch of the top with water, the water level inside the bucket should be marked. The outside of the bucket should then be marked to the water level of the swimming pool.
Run the pool equipment under normal operation for 24 hrs. to see if there is a greater change in the pool water level then the change in water level inside the bucket. If the change in water level in the pool is more than the change in the water level in the bucket, then the pool is losing more water than is caused by evaporation.
How do I fix my leaking swimming pool?
1. Testing for Leaks: We perform a leak detection on your swimming pool for a flat rate. The rate for leak detection includes the leak detection only, all repairs are quoted separately. We will determine where your swimming pool is leaking and give you a quote for a repair of the leaks we find.
2. Leak Repair: Upon receiving approval of the quoted repair cost, we will perform the pool leak repair typically within a few business days.
What if I have more than 1 plumbing leak?
Usually we can find and fix a leaking pool with one leak detection. However there are cases where a swimming pool has more than one underground plumbing leak and a secondary leak detection is needed. In this scenario we may not discover the secondary leak if it is small until the primary plumbing leak has been repaired and the plumbing lines have been pressurized to verify if they hold water.
Every time we perform an underground plumbing repair the line is retested to ensure no additional leaks exist on that specific line upon completion of the repair.
What is our leak detection warranty?
We warrant our leak detections for 45 days from the day the leak detection is performed provided that our customers approve the necessary repairs to be performed by us. If another company other than Blue Science is hired to perform the repairs then we are unable to provide a warranty on the leak detection.
Please note: It is the customer's responsibility to notify us if the pool continues to leak after any recommended repairs have been completed.
Pool Leak Detection with Blue Science
- We provide pool leak detection and swimming pool structural repairs.
- We use specialized equipment to pin-point water leaks.
- Our pool leak detection is a flat rate for most pools and pool/spa combinations.
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After you've had a leak detection performed on your swimming pool you'll want to consider your options for repairs. Many pool service companies that perform the leak detection will also be able to perform the repairs on your pool.
If you choose not to use Blue Science for your pool leak detection or repairs we suggest you get with a larger company or at least a swimming pool company that has been doing this a long time, is properly insured, and will stand behind their work.
For swimming pool leak repairs in the Dallas area there are a few things we recommend that we think are worth noting. We've also listed a couple of "don'ts".
Do: For underground plumbing repairs to a swimming pool - always use industry standard PVC plumbing pipe and fittings.
Don't: Flex-pipe should be avoided...
We received this question from a pool service customer of ours today: Why does my pool always need water? How much water does it need?
Here was our answer:
Most swimming pools in the Dallas area need 2-4 inches of water a week when it is hot outside. If you are having to add significantly more than that then you might have a leak.
Have a Leak?
A great way to find out if you have a leak in your swimming pool is to test the water level. You can do this by putting a bucket in the top step and make the water in the bucket the same level as the water in the pool. If after a few days...