Pool Leak Detection
The Bucket Test - Diagnose if your pool has a leak
The bucket test, also called an evaporation test, is a simple test that you can perform to diagnose if your pool has a leak.
It requires you to fill a bucket approx 20mm from the top and place it next to your pool. Place it in a spot that receives the same elements as your pool does (i.e. same sun, wind exposure). Mark the water level with a pen and mark the water level in the pool also. Check both levels 24hrs later and record the result. It’s simple; if the pool loses more than the bucket, the difference between the two is your leak.
For the best result mark the pool when the water is still. It is better if the pool is not used for swimming during this period.
If you’re a pool builder or DIY Man, getting a pressure test done on the pool plumbing before any landscaping work is carried out can prove highly valuable, especially if you plan on concreting around the pool. It will reveal any leaks that need to be repaired, before future work is done and problems become harder to fix.
Having an independent Pool Leak Detector test the plumbing will provide you with peace of mind, in the form of a written report confirming that all lines pass the test. If any damage occurs later on through different trades or machinery, passing on the cost of repair work to the appropriate party will be a much easier process.
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* If your pool is full, clean and is losing at least 10mm per day, we guarantee to locate your pool leak.