How To Identify a Swimming Pool Leak

Your swimming pool provides a cool, refreshing oasis to beat the summer heat in Tucson. Unfortunately, even a small leak can affect the comfort of your swimming pool and send your water bill through the roof. Pool specialists estimate that one in every 20 pools has a leak. Swimming pool leaks can drain hundreds of gallons of water from your pool each day, so identifying and repairing these issues is essential to prevent water damage and high utility bills.

High Water Bills

One of the first indications that your pool has a leak may be a significant change in your water bill. If you haven’t changed the way you use water at home but see a drastic increase in water used on your bill, it could be a sign of a leak in your pool. Because there are other types of hidden leaks in your home that can also cause high water bills, it’s important to contact a professional to examine your pool and determine whether your higher-than-normal water usage is due to a leak.

Visible Changes

When water drains from your pool through a leak, it can cause visible changes in your pool and the surrounding property. You may notice damp soil, sand, or standing water in your yard. A visibly lower level of water in your pool is also a sign that you could have a leak, especially if your pool loses more than an eighth of an inch of water in a 24-hour period. You may also notice cracks or gaps in your pool deck, shell, or lining. In some cases, leaks can cause settling of your pool or spa into the surrounding ground, making the entire structure appear lower.

If you suspect a leak in your swimming pool, contact Blue Knight Pool Services of Tucson by calling (520) 429-4696. Our pool service experts can use state-of-the-art equipment to locate and repair even a pinhole-sized leak affecting your Tucson swimming pool. Check out our website to find out more about our comprehensive pool maintenance, cleaning, and repair services.


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