Having a swimming pool makes the summer months enjoyable. You can spend time close to the water, outdoors, without having to get sandy from being at the beach. If you have a personal pool, you can walk out your backdoor and be there. Swimming pools do take time and energy to maintain, however. If your pool gets a leak or a crack in it, it can be a hassle to keep water in it, even if the leak is small. You could drain your pool, try and patch the leak yourself, but what if it doesn’t hold. You end up having to do it all over again. This is the time to call in a professional for a high-quality, lasting pool repair that won’t look messy or out of place when your pool is filled back up.

Here is how to know if you have a leak or if you’re losing water through the normal evaporation that takes place during the hot summer months. (This will take a few days.)

  1. Start with your pool at the normal level and mark it with a pencil line or a piece of duct tape that won’t fall off.
  2. Run your pool as usual and wait 12 to 24 hours.
  3. Measure the difference between the filled line and the current line.
  4. At the same time of day as the first test, refill the pool to where it was in step one.
  5. Turn off all heaters, filters and pumps and allow the water to return to a glassy stillness.
  6. Check the pool at the same time as the first test, either 12 or 24 hours later, at the same time of the day.
  7. You can check it over a week, not refilling, but checking the water level at the same time of day each day, then taking an average from the number of days.

If the pool is more than a ¼” lower each day or up to 2” after a week, you may have a leak in your swimming pool. Letting your pool repair service in North Haledon, NJ know your findings will help them to identify if the leak is because of the filter pump or in the structure of the pool.