How can I tell if my pool is leaking?

Depending on the pools normal evaporation. It is about 1″ to 1-1/2″ per week. When the days are warm and the nights cool evaporation is at it’s highest. Using the ordinary 5 gallon plastic bucket you can perform this simple test to determine if your pool is leaking.

  1. Bring pool water to normal level.
  2. Fill bucket with pool water to about 1 inch from top.
  3. Place bucket on 1st or 2nd step of pool.
  4. Mark water level on inside of bucket.
  5. Shut off pump and mark pool water level on outside of bucket.
  6. Resume normal pump operation.
  7. After 24 hours, compare the 2 water levels.
    • If the pool water (outside mark) goes down more than inside water level, there is probably a leak.
    • In case of rain repeat the test.
    • Test is invalid after 24 hours.

What should I do with my pool if a hurricane is predicted?

  • Keep sufficient water levels in your pool provides the important weight to hold the sides and bottom in place, especially when heavy rains that accompany most storms raise the local water table. Pools which have been emptied may experience serious subsidence problems and could even be lifted off their foundation.
  • If your pool is properly equipped with adequate drains and skimmers and the surrounding area is properly drained, the water level can probably be left as it is.
  • It is recommended that you super chlorinate the pool water. You should “shock the pool” in your normal manner.
  • It is important that all electric power be turned off at the circuit breakers before the storm hits.
  • If you cannot store loose objects such as chairs, tables, pool equipment and toys inside a building, carefully and gently place them in the pool to help shield them from the winds.
  • Some damage to the frame of your enclosed screen structure may be avoided if you provide a “vent” for wind to escape through.