It simply can’t be done. A pool simply can’t be considered “inspected” unless it’s been cleared of leaks; something you can’t verify without a proper leak detection. For a number of reasons, many inspectors bypass leak detections during inspections and in the end, it’s going to cost someone money. An improper pool inspection can miss faults including leaks in unground conduit and sub-slab plumbing, skimmer seams and suction valves. Below is a picture showing how one tenant used a clay figurine to hide a crack. While not all homeowners and home sellers are aware of cracks and leaks, those who know it’s going to cost them for repair will likely make an effort to get out of paying for the repair work, and like I said; it’s going to cost someone in the end. Without a proper leak detection, it’s best to just walk away from the inspection altogether.
For Home Inspectors, adding leak detections to your service list is easy with equipment and training at LeakTronics. The extra 45 minutes it takes to perform a leak detection can also boost a jobs monetary intake by a couple, or even a few hundred dollars. In the end, an Inspector can guarantee a client that their entire property, including pool shells, spas and hot tubs, water features and pool equipment lines are completely up to code and free of costly issues that might halt a sale. Instead of subbing work out to another contractor, keeping the work in house is going to alleviate the stresses of combining paperwork, waiting on phone calls or having to cut someone else in on the money made from an inspection job. Add the bonus of being able to simply do leak detections individually, outside of performing an entire property inspection. In between home inspections, a swimming pool leak detection job can net upwards of $400 or more and it can be done in about an hour. Two or three in a day is a pretty good boost for a weekly income.
Here’s a five minute video that shows what’s entailed.
A professional leak detection is going to do more than find cracks running across bond beams and concrete patios. In the short time it takes to do a complete pool leak detection, you’ll discover or rule out any leaks in the shell of the pool, the pumps and equipment, the pipes between the equipment and the pool itself or anywhere around the pool where water might be leaking. Remember, pipes run under patios and just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s leak free. Only a proper leak detection is going to discover the truth, and it’s billable in your inspection process. Why wouldn’t you include it?
Visit the store at LeakTronics to see some of the kits pro’s use to find leaks. Starting with the basic pool kit will enable you to get the leak job done. With time and demand, an Inspector can add tools including a camera, or a side mic for listening on vertical surfaces with increased accuracy. What’s better, you can offer one of your employees a chance to master the art of leak detections by having them take the online Leak Detection Inspection Course available through LeakTronics. Some of the equipment packages from LeakTronics include free training with the purchase, log on and take a look at the benefits.
In the end, anyone who has taken the course or purchased equipment is assured quality customer service. This includes simply calling and asking what to do if you can’t find a leak that you know exists. LeakTronics founder Darren Merlob is a veteran in the pool industry and offers his more than 30 years of practical hands on experience to assure customers that they’re doing it right, and that in the end, they’re getting paid for their knowledge in leak detection.
Visit www.leaktronics.com or call 818-436-2953 for more information.