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Pool, Spa, & Fountain Leaks
Since 1998 we have specialized in finding and fixing swimming pool leaks and spa leaks! We are a licensed and insured Florida Pool Service Contractor who specializes in swimming pool and spa leaks. We are not a pool maintenance or remodeling company that does pool leak detection on the side. give an up front price for your leak detection which includes any minor repairs.
- ‘A+’ Rated Better Business Bureau Accredited Business
- ‘A’ Rating with Angie’s List
- Fully Licensed and Insured
- 30+ Years experience in the pool Industry!
- Residential and Commercial Pools and Spa experts
- Scheduled Appointments
- MasterCard, Visa, and Personal Checks accepted
We guarantee to find your leak or you don’t pay us a dime!
House & Slab Leaks
Florida Leak Locators is your one-stop-shop for leak detection tests inside your house. We save homeowners and commercial properties thousands of dollars a year on inflated water bills and property damage due to hidden water leaks. We specialize in the following types of in-home leak detection:
- Roof leaks
- Structural leaks
- Hidden wall leaks
- Concealed plumbing system leaks
- Identifying moisture coming from an unknown source
- Rain water intrusion
IS THERE A LEAK?
Determining if you have a pool or house leak is something you can do yourself. Below are ways you can check for yourself, with step by step instructions or Florida Leak Locators will Always be happy to help you.
Is My Pool Leaking?
Water loss from a pool normally varies between 1/8″ and 1/4″ per day due to evaporation. If you are losing more that that, it could indicate a bigger problem. If you have an automatic fill device, it might be harder to detect the leak.
What Causes Pool Leaks?
Pool leaks can result from defects in the pool shell or any of the plumbing associated with recirculation, filtration, and spa systems. Additional clues to a pool leak:
- Increased chemical use
- Increased water bills
- Cracks in the deck, resulting from settling earth
- Unexplained water outside the pool
The Bucket Test:
- Begin with your pool at the normal operating level (usually half way up the tile or skimmer mouth) and turned off.
- Fill a 5-gallon bucket a few inches from the top and place on the first step of your pool. You can put a few rocks in the bucket if it floats. And if you do not have a step, place the bucket next to the pool
- Make a mark with duct tape, a grease pen or marker at the water level inside the bucket
- Make a mark on the outside of the bucket at the pool level.
- Resume the normal operation of your pool with the system running.
- After approximately 24 hours shut the pool off if it is running and check both marks. The mark inside the bucket approximates the evaporation for that day. If the levels have dropped at the same distance on the inside as well as outside of the bucket, you are only experiencing evaporation. However, if the level drops further on the outside (pool side) of your bucket, you probably have a leak.
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Read your water meter to check for leaks. The best way to determine if you have a leak in your plumbing system, is by first checking your water meter.
- Make sure no water is being used inside or outside of your house.
- Locate your water meter and check the leak indicator to see if it is moving. Depending on the brand of your meter, the leak indicator could be a small triangular shaped dial or a small silver wheel that rotates when water is flowing through the meter. If the dial is moving, chances are, you have a leak.
- Or, you can also take a meter reading and wait 1 or 2 hours and take another meter reading (make sure no water is used during this time). If the reading has changed, you have a leak.
- After you have determined that you have a leak, contact Florida Leak Locators to schedule an appointment to locate the specific area of the leak.
To understand the impact of water loss in your pool, simply multiply the approximate length of your pool in feet by the width of your pool. Then multiply this number by the number of inches you are losing per day. And finally multiply this number by .623. This will give you approximately how many gallons you are losing per day.
Want an even scarier number? Multiply that number by 30 to see how much water you are losing in a month! Yikes! Time to fix that leak!
Example: 10′ x 20′ x 1″ x .623 = 125 Gallons per day!
or 3,740 gallons per month!!