Most swimming pool leaks fall into one of three categories – equipment leaks, structural leaks, and plumbing leaks. Here’s a quick breakdown of common causes of leaks in each of those areas (and how we can help you resolve them!)
Common Pool Leaks and How to Resolve Them
As your equipment ages, it will start to show some wear and tear (we can relate…) Florida’s summer sun, chlorine exposure, and just the natural wearing down that happens over time can begin to impact performance. These leaks generally start as small drips or drops in pressure but over time, the impact can become a lot more noticeable.
Aaron’s Leak Technicians perform a thorough inspection of your equipment to identify any drips, air leaks, or more substantial problems and will provide you with a detailed report to take back to your pool store or service company so that you can schedule a permanent repair.
Structural leaks are those found in your pool’s surface or in and around the jets, drains, skimmer and other components. These occur naturally over time as a result of normal wear and tear, ground settling, or can be caused by accidental damage. The impact of these leaks can be minimized by responding to them quickly. A crack in the tile line, though it may start out as just a cosmetic issue, will continue to expand and may result in leaks down the line.
When an Aaron’s Customer Experience Rep tells you that 90% of pool leaks can be fixed on the spot, these are the leaks we are talking about! Most structural leaks can be properly fixed with an immediate epoxy repair (which is included with our leak detection service.) If previous repairs have failed or if the leak is particularly large, we will provide a quote for the proper construction repair or refer you to just the right expert for the job.
Plumbing leaks are those that occur in the, you guessed it, plumbing! There are lots of pipes connecting your jets, drains, and skimmer to your pump and ground movement, tree roots, and normal wear and tear can cause invisible leaks under your deck or yard.
Once an Aaron’s Leak Technician has identified a plumbing leak we will pinpoint the precise location of the underground leak. We will then provide a quote for the appropriate construction repair or, if we are unable to do the proper repair, we will refer you to an outside expert.
Interested in learning more about Aaron’s Leak Detection and our leak detection services? Contact us today.