Detecting A Pool Leak Is Not Necessarily A Straightforward Task

Having a swimming pool in your garden is always a great idea. It means that you can dive in the water and cool off any time you like. Unfortunately, though, installing a pool is not a cheap option, and it is not cheap to run either. You have to buy all the chemicals and regularly top up.

Furthermore, there is always the danger of a pool leak in Lanzarote. It may be something that is relatively simple to fix, but then again, a pool leak in Lanzarote or anywhere else can be the devil’s own job to find. You may not even know it is leaking, and it could do it for months on end before it becomes apparent that there is something going wrong. 

One of the most obvious signs of a pool leak is slushy areas on the grass and / or obvious cracked tiles or concrete in the pool area. The best way to check if you have a pool leak is the good old bucket test. Of course, you lose some water in the pool every day through evaporation, but if it is more than ½ an inch it is likely to be a leak.

Fill a 5-gallon bucket with water and mark the water level with some duct tape. Do the same with the pool level with another piece of duct tape. Leave for a couple of days, and if there is a considerable difference in the levels it is likely you have a leak.

So Far, So Good

So far, so good. But where is the leak?

At Canary Detect, we can find your pool leak and fix it for you. We start by detecting the location of the pipes. Then we can use CCTV down the pipes in order to locate a leak.

We also have a piece of equipment called a Pipe Mic which we can insert into the pipe and listen for escaping water! Clever huh?

In addition, we can fill the pipes with an inert gas that is perfectly safe (a combination of nitrogen and hydrogen), and then we can detect this on the ground surface which will show us where the leak is. This will save frantically digging along the line of the pipe because we then know where to dig.

Of course, the leak could be in the pool liner, and there is a way of detecting this using a special dye in the pool. If the liner is old, then it may well be time to replace it.

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