The first step in solving a pool leak problem is to identify if you indeed have a leak. Here are some common signs that indicate a leak in your pool:
a. Unexplained water loss: If you notice your pool losing water faster than what can be attributed to evaporation or splash-out, this could be a sign of a leak. A simple bucket test can help you determine if your pool is losing water due to evaporation or a leak.
b. Soggy spots around the pool: Wet areas near the pool that never seem to dry up could indicate a leak in the plumbing or the pool structure.
c. Cracks in the pool’s structure: Cracks in the pool shell, decking, or surrounding area can lead to water leaks.
d. Constantly running equipment: If your pool equipment, such as the pump or filter, is constantly running, it could be a sign that you have a leak, and the equipment is working overtime to compensate.