Leak Detection

A swimming pool, hot tub, or fountain is an investment that you wish to protect a lifetime. Should you develop a leak or think you have a leak, AquaRama Pools & Spas can help you locate and repair a troubling leak. 

Do you have a leak? 

AquaRama Pools & Spas offer a professional and dependable leak detection department. Many people question how they know they have a leak, depending on the region and climate in which you live, it may not be uncommon for your pool water level to vary from day to day. Environmental factors such as humidity, wind, and air as well as water temperature can have an effect, causing you to lose up to 1/4 inch of water a day or about 2 inches per week.

Warning Signs:


Test your pool for a leak with the Bucket Test

  • Bring pool water to normal level.
  • Fill 5 gallon bucket with pool water about 3-4 inches from top.
  • Place bucket on first or second step of pool (preferably the second step without immersing it).
  • With marker or electrical tape, mark the water level on inside of bucket.
  • Shut off pump and mark pool level on outside of bucket.
  • Resume normal pump operation. Make sure auto/manual fill valve is off during test.
  • After 24 hours, compare the two levels. If the pool water (outside mark) goes down more than the inside water level, there may be a leak.
  • In case of rain, repeat the test.

* Test is not valid after 24 hours.

** Evaporation will occur at the same rate regardless of the area of water. A bucket will lose a quarter inch of water as fast as a swimming pool loses a quarter inch of water.

*** If the pool is leaking, AquaRama Pools & Spas leak detection can expertly determine if the leak is in the structure, plumbing, or accessories, and isolate the leak to minimize the required repair expense.