There are instances when a pool goes through unnecessary destruction when finding and fixing a leak. That is the last thing we wish to happen to your pool.
This video shows the equipment we use when fixing a pool. At Nelson Pool Company, we use non-invasive and non-destructive technologies to make sure that we are able to locate your pool leak precisely and fix it without causing any further damage to your property.
What we use to fix your pool
The state-of-the-art leak detection technologies and equipment we use to fix your pool are a cut above the rest. If you hire us, rest assured that everything we use to address your pool concerns will not only save you time and money but will also help prevent serious damage to your pool.
Our service professionals are adept and always up-to-date with all the technologies associated with pool repair, such as salt chlorination systems, single and variable speed pumps, lighting and fiber optics, filtering systems, solar heating equipment, swimming pool control systems, wireless remotes, and a lot more. Because of that, you can be sure that we provide nothing less than high-quality pool leak detection and pool repair services possible.
While modern technology gives us much needed assistance, we believe that the basics of pool leak detection are still the primary tools of the trade. Mastering the ropes of plumbing, water behavior and multiple route surveillance for water loss will never go out of style.
- Pool Leak/ Evaporation Testing
One of the easiest ways to determine a pool leak is by evaporation testing. We do this by placing an almost full 5-gallon bucket of water on the first or second step of the pool and marking the water level inside the bucket and the current water level of the pool on the water line tile. After 24 hours, we determine the drop in water level by measuring the space between each mark and the new water level. If the bucket and pool water are dropping at the same rate, we know that the pool is not leaking. But if the water is lower in the pool than in the bucket, then we are able to confirm that there is a leak.
- Pressure Testing
In our trade, pressure testing is the process of isolating sections of the pool for plumbing, by pressurizing a pipe section and determining if the pressure is held as read on a pressure gauge. The tools we usually use for pressure testing include a set of test plugs and closed plugs, a pressure testing stick or rig, as well as attachments for a garden hose and a regulated air source.
- Dye Testing
Another common tool used in detecting pool leaks is a leak detection dye. By squirting a small amount of dye underwater, near a suspected leak, we are able to confirm the location of a leak. If the dye sucks into a void and out of the pool, we are able to determine the source of the leak.
- Ultrasonic Testing
If we see that your pipe has the tendency to leak using pressure testing, we use ultrasonic testing to pinpoint the leak. With the pipe under pressure, we use a listening device on the deck or ground above the pipes to hear the leak in action. These listening devices also allow us to hear possible leaks inside the pool shell, or from inside the pipe itself. Listening devices used in detecting pool leaks range from hydrophones, geophones, and electronic listening devices.
At Nelson Pool Company, you can be sure that we use all the leak detection tools and equipment available to determine the source of your pool leak. With the use of both old-school and state-of-the-art technology, we make quick work of positively identifying pool leaks and fixing them while eliminating guess-work.