Top 3 Common Causes of Pool Leaks

Have you noticed that your pool seems to be losing water more quickly than usual? Is the grass around your pool constantly wet? Are you seeing an increase in algae growth? These are all common warning signs of a leak in your pool. If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to consider hiring a professional for pool leak detection. Our technicians at Aquanomics Pools use specialized equipment and methods to accurately diagnose leaks.

There are many causes of pool leaks. Read on to learn more about the most common culprits.

Top 3 Common Causes of Pool Leaks

Mechanical Issues

Problems with the pool pump and motor can cause a leak that may not be immediately apparent if your pool is equipped with an automatic fill device. If your water bill suddenly skyrockets, it is a good idea to take a look at the condition of your pump. Pumps with excessive wear may be repaired with a replacement impeller or hose.

Structural Issues

Many inground swimming pools are constructed from concrete or gravel and concrete composite, gunite. While these materials are generally very durable, it is possible to experience a pool leak due to cracks or fissures in the pool’s structure. Small cracks can form due to age or sharp objects hitting the side of the pool. These small cracks should be repaired as soon as possible before they become a larger issue. Leaks may also happen around railings, returns, lights, and other fixtures due to wear or loose fittings.

Plumbing Issues

Corrosion and movement underground can damage the plumbing beneath your pool and result in an underground leak. This type of leak can only be detected using specialized sonar equipment. Leaks due to damaged underground pipes can usually be repaired, but sometimes replacement is required.

Professional Leak Detection

With so many potential causes, it is no surprise that accurately finding and repairing pool leaks can be quite difficult. If you suspect you are dealing with a leak in your pool, contact us today. We will work with you to find the cause of your pool leak and provide a quote for any necessary repairs.