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Beginners Guide To Pool Care I felt like I had won the lottery the first time we were able to buy a house which had an inground pool. However, I quickly learned that I knew nothing about pool care. Several years later, I know how to care for our pool year round thanks to advice and help from my local pool contractor. I wanted to start this blog so that I could help other first-time pool owners with what to watch out for regarding their swimming pool. From signs of water leakage to how to winterize your pool, my blog posts are aimed to be educational and informative for pool care newbies.




4 Signs You Need A Pool Leak Detection Service

Are you suspicious of rising water bills? If you have a pool, it should be your number one suspect. Pool leaks can be insidious and go unnoticed for several months, especially if you have an inground swimming pool. Cracks in the pool's walls and floor cause more problems like algae growth in the pool. The pool will also become more difficult to clean because of soil infiltration. But several signs can tell you need to call a pool leak detection service:

1. Dropping Water Levels

It is normal for the pool's water level to drop because of water loss by evaporation, especially in the hot season. But this loss should be unnoticeable. If you can see a visible drop in the level, it is very likely the pool is leaking.

You require urgent swimming pool leak detection when the water levels are dropping fast. This is because a pool holds huge amounts of water, and a sudden drop shows a serious leak. 

2. Discolored and Dirty Water

You might keep adding more water to the pool unknowingly, which dilutes the chemical treatment in the pool. This encourages algae growth, which you will notice as a greenish hue and floating strands.

You also need pool leak detection if you see the water getting dirty quickly.  Cracks in the pool's floor or walls bring in soil.  You will see the soil swirling when the plumbing is working. There might be gurgling sounds as well from air being sucked in the pump.

3. Pooled Water Around the Pool

Significant water leaks cause soil saturation, which makes the ground shift and sink. Water pools will form on the surface when the soil is completely saturated. The ground will also feel soft to step on.

A clear sign you need a pool leak detection service is pooled water under the plumbing equipment. This water loss will come from leaking, corroded or loose parts. Luckily, this type of leak is easier to fix.

4. Rising Water Bills

Even when there are no visible signs of leaks, a rising water bill should make you suspicious. This scenario is more likely when you have automatic fill devices. They will run more frequently, which makes water loss unnoticeable, but you will see a rise in your water bill that increases each month.

Have you noticed any of these signs of a leaking pool? Talk to a pool contractor about a pool leak detection test.