Superior Leak Detection, Inc.
It’s hard to keep water in a pool. Every swimming pool, spa, or
landscape pond is probably going to start leaking at some point in its
useful life. These pesky problems can be more than just an
inconvenience. An unrepaired hole the size of a pencil tip can result
in hundreds of gallons of water lost per day. In addition to the
replacement cost of the water, leaks in your pool will increase
chemical demands, and may lead to more serious structural and
mechanical problems. Fortunately, effective leak location and leak
repair solutions are available.
281-252-4233- Houston
Think your pool is leaking?
By far the most common indication of a leak is that the water level is
dropping faster than what is normally attributable to evaporation or
splash-out. Often leaks are big enough that excess water loss is obvious.
If you wake-up to find that your pool has dropped several inches
overnight you know you’ve got a problem. The bigger challenges are the
smaller, yet just as serious, leaks that may develop slowly. In these cases
it is important to determine what is “normal water loss” and thus avoid
wasting time looking for and worrying about a leak that really isn’t there.
Other pool leak symptoms may be actual evidence of the water that has
escaped from your pool. Wet, mushy, or unusually “healthy” spots in the
lawn may be evidence of underground plumbing leaks. Structural damage,
cracks, and settling to the deck or pool may also be indications of
underground leaks. If left unrepaired, these problems can quickly become
more serious.

Follow directions below for the "Bucket Test"
Bucket Test Procedure:

1. Bring the pool water to its normal level
2. Fill an empty bucket ( bucket about the size you would use to wash your car)
with pool water to about one inch from the top of bucket.
(By filling the bucket close to the top you are ensuring that air movement over the
surface of the bucket will similar to that of the pool.)
3. Place the bucket on the first step of the pool.   (By placing the bucket in the
pool water you are ensuring that the water temperature of each will be similar).
4. Mark the water level inside the bucket.
5. Mark the water level of the pool on the outside of the bucket, on the pool
wall, or skimmer face plate.
6. Operate the pool for 24 hours as it had been operated when a leak was first
7. After 24- 48 hours, compare the two levels. If the pool water (outside mark)
goes down more than the inside water level, there is a leak.

Give us a call and schedule your Leak Detection appointment.
512-535-5115- Austin