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Pool Leaks

Here are clues that might indicate a pool leak:

If you suspect your pool is leaking, there are several reliable ways to check. Try one of these approaches:

When in doubt call a leak detection company to further assist you in determining if your pool has a leak.

Determining the Location of the Leak

If you determine that your pool is losing water, turn off the filtration system and note where the water stops dropping.

If you suspect you have a leak in the filtration system these clues may help you pinpoint the location:

 

Pumps, Filters and Water Quality

Pool Pumps

A pump should be able to circulate pool water at least every 24 hours, but every 8 hours is preferred.

Most existing pool pumps are oversized for the size of the pool and plumbing, which reduces filter effectiveness and causes more wear and tear on plumbing.

For the average 1-1/4 inch to 1-1/2 inch plumbing pipes, a pump of only 1/2 horsepower is needed. Many pool owners have bigger pumps, which dramatically increases electrical pumping costs. For example, a 1/2 horsepower pump will cost about $300 per year to run, while a 3/4 horsepower pump will cost $450.

Pool Filters

Current cartridge filters are now almost as effective as diatomaceous earth filters, are much easier and safer to maintain, and require very little water for cleaning.

Each time you backwash sand and diatomaceous earth filters you use about 500 gallons of water.

Water Quality

Proper chemical balancing can prevent and cure most water clarity problems.

When is it appropriate to dump your pool water? Not as often as you may think. Pools can often go 10 or more years without draining and refilling. Here are some guidelines:

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