Listening and finding leaks is the first part of the leak detection. If we’ve identified leaks in the pool, we then back ourselves up to verify what we heard. This may include static testing, using dye, listening at all returns, lights, drains, side suctions and areas where plastic protrudes through the pool. Once cleared of other leaks, we were left to just hearing the leak at the skimmer.
In the video, you’ll see where we identified the leak at the Skimmer Throat and you can hear the sound that the technician heard suing the PoolScope hydrophone. The sound is similar to, well, almost like a train rushing by. When the pool is quiet, and the equipment is off, the sounds of leaks become very apparent and non-invasively, we can work through the entire pool environment to locate them and prepare to make repairs.
On this fiberglass pool, after finding a skimmer leak, we replaced the skimmer and returned the pool back into service leak free.
You can learn how we perform this work, and see the equipment and training packages available for pool professionals and leak detection technicians by visiting https://leaktronics.com, or by calling 818-436-2953 for more information.