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       ​Swimming Pool Leak Detection 

Do you have a sand filter?

The most common source of leak in pools is your sand filter. Once the gasket under the backwash handle has perished, water can travel down through the backwash/waste line during normal filtration operation, resulting in tremendous water loss in a short period of time. Your local pool shop can do this simple repair by replacing the internal gasket.

If you have a pool, spa and or water feature all connected on the same system, they will need to be isolated to determine which is leaking.

  • Day 1 Switch the water feature off and assess water loss
  • Day 2 Switch off and or isolate the spa and assess water loss
  • Day 3 Switch off solar heating system and assess water loss
  • Day 4 Leave everything turn off for 24 hours and measure water loss
  • Day 5 Still leaking? Call Paul ​0400 282 000


It is natural for your pool to lose a degree of water to splashing, to backwashing and evaporation, its when your having to top it up more than 3 inches a week you may have a problem. Follow a simple guide to confirm that you have a leak prior to calling us out.

The "Bucket Test" will determine if water loss in a pool is due to evaporation or a leak:

  • Top the pool water up to normal level.
  • Fill bucket with pool water and place something heavy inside it, ie a brick.
  • Place bucket on first or second step of pool.
  • Equalize the water in the bucket to the same level as the pool water outside of the bucket
  • Shut off pump and monitor for 24 hours
  • Resume normal pump operation and assess if the water drops while the system is running, keep bucket on step.

After 24 hours, compare the two levels. If the pool water drops faster than the bucket then you have confirmed that you have a leak.

Call Paul 0400 282 000