Leak Testing Methods

The Bucket Test

This simple test can easily be conducted by the pool owner in order to determine the need for a pool leak specialist.

Quite frequently a pool leak can be dismissed as evaporation; this can be a costly mistake.  The bucket test is an easy way to determine if you should call a leak specialist to further diagnose your pool.


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Visual Inspection

 With over 30 years experience, we can often detect leaks which may escape the untrained eye.  If a leak is visually suspected we will verify the location with one of the following methods.

The Leakalyzer Electronic Leak Sensor

 The Leakalyzer enables rapid determination of a pool’s water loss. It measures water level changes to the 10,000th of an inch, enabling leaks to be identified in as little as 5 minutes. The Leakalyzer is so sensitive that water loss of less than a gallon from a 20’ x 40’ pool is readily indicated.


LeakTrac 2200

The LeakTrac 2200 utilizes proven technology to find vinyl liner leaks fast, without dye, and without draining the pool .  While standing on the deck we are able to first establish a leaks general area and then pinpoint even the smallest leaks in minutes. This technology is effective in any water containing vessel with an electrically insulating shell, (vinyl, fiberglass, acrylic, etc.)

How it works:

The sophisticated, but simple to use device puts a small electrical charge into the pool water. This charge seeks to make a connection to the ground. Since the pool liner is a good electrical insulator, the only ground connections are through conductive penetrations in the liner. The LeakTrac detects electrical current flow in the water and produces audible signals that lead us to the exact location of the leak.

Electronic Geophone

The Electronic Geophone is a listening device used to pinpoint underground plumbing leaks by detecting the distinctive bubbling sound created when air is blown through a leak into water saturated soil.

We also use a Hydrophone (underwater microphone) attachment with the Electronic Geophone to locate structural leaks in the shell of the pool as well as pipes running parallel to the pool wall.



Ridgid SeeSnake NanoReel Camera with Navitrack Scout Locator

The SeeSnake nanoReel opens up new possibilities in long run small diameter inspections.  With this camera, we are able to perform visual inspections inside of swimming pool plumbing without causing damage to the pipe.  If an issue is found, we are able to take still and video images of the problem to be viewed by the customer and/or pool company at a later time.

The NaviTrack Scout uses multi-directional antenna technology to see the entire signal given off by the SeeSnake nanoReel's camera sonde.  Depth is automatically calculated and displayed when over the target.  This is particularly useful to prevent unnecessary digging.


What We Do

With over 30 years experience and with our non-destructive leak detection methods we will find your leak.



How We Do It

Using state of the art equipment we are able to locate even pin sized liner holes as well as isolate the location of plumbing leaks.  We utilize a larger variety of equipment than most American leak detection companies which enable us to find your leak with more accuracy.

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