How to Tell If Your Pool Is Leaking

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Pool leaks can be caused by cracks or holes in the floor or walls, malfunctioning equipment, or seepage. But they often happen so slowly that it’s difficult to tell you have a leak until it’s already done damage to the structure of  your pool.

So how can you tell if you have a leak? By using a few simple tricks, it’s actually quite easy.

Identifying Leaks

A major leak will be obvious. There likely will be a dramatic drop in the pool water level and even pooling, dampness, or sogginess in the grassy area around your pool.  You may even see cracks in your concrete or warped boards on your pool deck.

But slower leaks take a little more skill to spot. One way is to use a crayon to mark the water level. A crayon can more easily be wiped away than, say, a permanent marker. Then check the place where you made the mark every few days. If there is a leak, the crayon line will be above the water level.

If you suspect you have a leak in your pool, acting sooner is better than waiting. The longer you wait, the more damage the water can do to your pool walls, the ground underneath and beside it, and even the foundation of your home.

Step by Step Pools

Rather than waiting, a better plan is to call the professionals at Step by Step Pools. We work with leaking pools every day, so we know exactly what to look for and, more importantly, how to fix it.

Repairing a leak quickly not only lets you get back to enjoying your pool but also helps protect your investment in your backyard and your home. Step by  Step Pools can repair your leaking pool so it is back in service with minimal disruption to your backyard fun.

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