Let’s find the source
Leak detection is a tricky business. It starts with an annoying voice in your head (“Didn’t you just add water to the pool?”) and ends with some kind of fix, be that a liner repair, new pool liner, pipe repair or new equipment. In between is a little guesswork, an experiment or two, and maybe a visit from a professional leak detection service.
It may sound like a hassle. But a little investment of time and money now to fix the problem could save you big bucks in pool repairs and unnecessary landscaping later. The leak detection quiz is a fast and easy way to get started.
Common signs your pool is leaking
Is your pool liner the problem?
Any spot that comes in regular contact with water is a potential source of a pool leak. The liner is the obvious choice, but lights, underground lines, backwash lines, underground connections and fittings, in-pool steps, faceplates and drains are all common sources of pool leaks. Answer the questions in the assessment on this page to help you narrow down the cause!
Free pool liner estimator
Ballpark the cost of a new vinyl pool liner using this free pool liner estimator. It’s a fast way to get a price range for your pool—give it a try!
Is your pool liner leaking? Find out with this free online assessment!
A pool leak is a pain. This quick quiz will help you find out if your pool has a leak and if the pool liner is the problem. Take action…take the quiz!
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5 best pool financing methods (and one we don’t recommend)
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Cost comparison: Small pool vs. swimpool
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