Leak Detection

Pool & Spa Leak Detection

With the pending drought related water restriction in the State of California, this makes now more than ever, the time to detect and repair your leaking pool or spa. Pinnacle Pool and Spa Services offers advanced pool and spa leak detection services in Walnut Creek, CA.  If you think you have a leaking swimming pool or spa, call us today or check out our bucket test below!  We are affordable, effective and friendly and provide detailed diagnostic reporting and analysis.

We specialize in advanced pool and spa leak detection and diagnostics for complex  systems. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

Leak Detection Services

  • Dye testing of cracks and bonds in pool surfaces, skimmers, pool lights and pool plumbing
  • Underwater leak detection capabilities as well as above ground inspections and diagnosis
  • Pressure testing of complex pool system plumbing
  • Pin pointing of swimming pool and spa plumbing and surface leaks
  • Detailed  analysis and diagnostic reporting
  • Affordable, effective and experienced leak detection services serving Walnut Creek, CA and the surrounding areas
Dye testing of cracks and bonds

Dye testing of cracks and bonds

 

Underwater leak detection capabilities

Underwater leak detection capabilities

Pin point leak detection

Pin point leak detection

At Home Diagnostics

Often, a leak in a pool or spa can go  undetected for weeks or months. At times it’s difficult to determine if the loss of water in your pool is due to a leak in the pool surface or system or just evaporation.  If  you find that your pool or spa has some of  the signs listed below and have conducted a bucket test and still suspect that you may have a leak, call us right  away to set up a  consultation.  With the unprecedented California drought rendering the majoring of the state in exceptional drought conditions, pool owners today cannot afford to delay in finding a leak!

Seven Signs of a Leak

  1. Air bubbles in the water return lines.
  2. Pump equipment loses prime.
  3. Visible cracks in the liner and/or bottom.
  4. Pool deck is sinking or lifting.
  5. Soggy spots on the ground around the pool
  6. Adding water more than once a week.
  7. Pool loses more than regular evaporation

 

Soggy spots on the ground around the pool

Soggy spots on the ground around the pool

Pool deck is sinking or lifting

Pool deck is sinking or lifting

 

The Bucket Test

  1. Bring the pool water to normal level. Fill a 5-gallon bucket with pool water  to about two-thirds from the top.
  2. Place the bucket on the first or second step of the pool. Ensure the bucket  is immersed in the pool at least five inches.
  3. Mark the water level inside the bucket.
  4. Shut off the pump and mark pool water level on the outside of the  bucket.
  5. Resume normal pool pump operation.
  6. After 24 hours, compare the two water levels. If the pool water (outside  mark) goes down more than the bucket’s water level, there is probably a leak. If  levels are the same, only evaporation has occurred.

In case of rain, repeat the bucket test. Expect water loss from normal evaporation. Test is  invalid after 24 hours. Typical evaporation a quarter inch of water loss per day is most likely evaporation. The  evaporation rate in your area will depend on humidity, sunlight intensity,  barometric pressure, wind and the level of activity in the pool or spa.

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