Leaks can be tricky in a pool or spa. Although a bucket test is a clever way of determining if you have a leak, it's not a 100% guaranteed. We use professional leak detection equipment as well as simply diving the pool to make sure we cover all possible suspects. Leaks must be taken care of so you don't damage the pool equipment and continue paying high water bills. Most importantly, the more water that is continually put into the pool, the more the chemicals are thrown off and algae blooms and issues come about.
Keep in mind that just because you need to add water to your pool, it doesn't necessarily mean you have a leak. Water evaporates and is splashed out, especially after heavy useage. But if you are consistantly adding several inches of water to your pool each week, then there is a good chance you have a leak. Give us a call and we'll do an immediate inspection and get it repaired as quickly as possible.
If you think your water bill might be too high, take a look at the most obvious places first. Check your equipment pad to see if the pipes, pump, or filter are leaking and look for wet spots on the concrete.
Another good place to visually inspect is when a pool has a vinyl liner. These can sometime tear or crack. If you can see an obvious hole in the liner, it's time to give us a call!