Swimming pool leaks typically come to light when a homeowner sees the level of their pool water dropping faster than usual. This isn’t at all uncommon. There are a multitude of reasons as to why pools lose water, and it isn’t always a leak. Sometimes equipment is malfunctioning. A bad check valve can cause a pool to run constantly, or not at all. A broken auto-fill valve can let a pool fill constantly, but sometimes it’s truly a leak.
Pools can leak from inside the pool shell. The bond beam of a pool can have a cold joint separation and water can be escaping from behind the tiles. A drain could have a bad seal, or a crack in the skimmer could be causing water to make its way out of the pool. Some pools crack, and those structural cracks cause water to leak out, often rapidly, sometimes just a slow drain over the course of days before it gets noticed. Regardless of how the pool is losing water, a proper pool leak detection, using LeakTronics equipment, will find those leaks accurately and a contractor can make repairs to stop that leaking forever.
If pipes run under concrete, or landscaping – if multiple skimmers, drains or return fittings are causing questions or even if the spa is dropping its level – using LeakTronics PoolScope and PipeMic are going to let you know where the leak is from inside the water, and the DeckPlate and Soil probe are going to hear leaking pipes underground..
LeakTronics professional Swimming Pool Leak Detection Equipment goes far beyond what traditional stethoscope style tools do. Take the equipment your grandfather used and jack it up on steroids! That’s what the LeakTronics Pool Scope can do!
While doing a complete leak detection is important, you’ll find that a majority of the time, leaks are found within three feet of the pool shell. Hearing where that leak is coming from, loud and clear, starts as easily as dropping the LeakTronics Pool Scope into the water. Hear the suctions, main drains and hear around the skimmer, side suctions, spa jets, lights and walls with even more accuracy using the LeakTronics SM-1 – the “Side Mic.” check out the videos.
Using the Pool Scope, you will also be able to hear leaks in structural cracks. Want to know the sensitivity of the Pool Scope? Imagine hearing bubbles under Icebergs! (See the National Geographic video below and be amazed!). In a pool, the weight of the water pushing through the crack will create a sound that’s picked up, even at distances, by our scope. It’s how we can pinpoint the leak accurately. As the pool scope gets closer to the actual leak, the noise will become incredibly louder; it sounds like a jet!
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LeakTronics Swimming Pool Certified Leak Detection Training has options for hands-on and online training that includes hours of video instruction, on the job case studies, paperwork downloads to help run your business and marketing assistance to drive your business forward. Complete training packages include the equipment necessary to do the job and LeakTronics top tier customer service is always there to answer questions. Whether during training or on the job, if there’s an answer you need – just call LeakTronics and ask. With more than 30 years of providing professional leak detection services, founder Darren Merlob can help assess any situation and recommend the most effective methods to overcome any pool problems and to find any pool leaks. LeakTronic’s training curriculum’s are built for irrigation techs, HVAC technicians, and plumbing leak detection professionals.