When pool levels drop, say 3 inches of water a week, there are a number of instances that can be causing water levels to fall. There is splash-out, which is common for active pools. Everyone takes a little with them when they exit the pol, and who can go a day in a pool without a cannonball or the Nestea Plunge? Then we get evaporation; especially in California where waves of heat and sunshine cause water to just, literally disappear. The question is, how much water are you losing, and how much are you putting backing on a regular basis?
There are a number of reputable sources online that will discuss average levels of evaporation in your area for pool water. If, during those oppressively hot days, you are aware of adding water to make up for the losses discussed above, but see yourself still adding water on cooler days, or days the pool isn’t heavily used – you’ve likely got a leak.
Don’t panic! Leaks come in all shapes and sizes, and because pools sit over time, small things can cause easy to fix leaks. It’s likely time you called a professional leak detection service. Using the latest technologies in listening for leaks, companies that use LeakTronics Swimming Pool leak Detection Equipment are prepared to find leaks in any circumstance, not matter how big or small. In pipes, in the pool shell or in the equipment, a proper leak detection will address all of these areas and get to making repairs.
Before your leak detection technician arrives, make sure your pool is filled to its proper level. There are a number of reasons why, but know that having a filled pool is the only way to perform a proper leak detection.