Are you worried your pool has sprung a leak? Pool leaks aren’t just inconvenient; they can be very costly. Not only will your water bill rise, but your pool chemical demands will also increase, costing you extra every month. At Royal Pool & Spa, we know pool leaks don’t just take a toll on your pool — they affect your yard, your bank account, and sometimes, even your home. If you’re worried about a pool plumbing leak, keep an eye out for the following signs:
Soggy Ground That Does Not Dry
Since your pool’s plumbing is primarily underground, if you find soggy areas in your lawn that won’t seem to dry, you may have a plumbing leak. Freezing ground, shifting soil, large tree roots, and pool deck settling can all put pressure on your pool plumbing. Over time, this pressure can result in leaks due to pipe shifting and cracking. Certain areas of your yard may need to be excavated to locate the source of the leak.
Diminishing Water Level
Water constantly evaporates from your pool, so you’ll surely notice the water level diminishing from time to time. It’s normal for a pool to lose approximately ¼ inch of water each day, but if you notice a drastic increase in the amount of water exiting your pool, you probably have a leak. Properly diagnosing a plumbing leak can be an extensive process depending on the suspected location of the leak. There are a few different types of leaks that a pool repair service looks for:
● Pressurized plumbing leaks
● Suction plumbing leaks
● Multiport valve leaks
● Hydrostatic valve leaks
If you’re not a trained pool professional, it can be very difficult, if not impossible, to diagnose a leak yourself. You’ll need to have a professional examine the issue, and if necessary, perform a complete pool replumb.
Cracks in the Pool Deck
If you observe new cracks in your pool deck, these may be signs of a plumbing leak. Because your pool’s plumbing passes beneath the pool deck, when water leaks from the pipes, it can force the concrete to crack. And if you notice water collecting around these cracks, this is definitely cause for concern. Because it can be difficult to diagnose the source of the leak, you’ll need to have a pool repair company take a look at the damage.
Rising Water Bills
If your pool has autofill, a rising water bill could be indicative of a plumbing leak. Because the pool will automatically fill itself, you probably won’t notice diminishing water levels. But if your bill continues rising or remains constant at a higher dollar amount than you’re accustomed to, you should investigate. If you or your family members haven’t drastically increased water usage over the past weeks or months, something is likely amiss with your pool. Contact a pool equipment replacement company to assess the situation and recommend the appropriate course of action.
Complete Swimming Pool Replumbs in the Twin Cities
If you suspect your pool plumbing has sprung a leak, it’s time to call the professionals at Royal Pool & Spa. We perform complete pool replumbs, liner replacement, pool pump replacement, and much more. We hold Certified Pool Operator certification, and each member of our team has over 10 years of experience in the pool industry. When you need expert service, we’re the ones you need to call. For more information on our services or to schedule service, give us a call at 651-779-7606, or feel free to message on our contact page.