Swimming pool leak detection and repair

Pool Leak Detection Service

One of the most common problems you might encounter is a leak in your pool. Leaks can originate from cracks in the pool itself, a bad skimmer seal, light conduits, or numerous other areas. Our technicians can pinpoint the location of your leak and repair it same day.

Expert Leak Detection for Pools, Spas, & Fountains

A leak in your pool can lead to significant damage, including higher water bills, damage to the pool’s structure, and even harm to the surrounding landscape. It can also cause the chemical balance of your pool to become unstable, leading to poor water quality and even illness.

That’s why it’s crucial to detect and repair pool leaks as soon as possible. At Atlantis Pool Leak Inspections, we use advanced techniques such as electronic leak detection, dye testing, and pressure testing to pinpoint the source of the leak accurately.

Where are the most common places where pool leaks happen?

Plumbing System

The plumbing system is one of the most common areas where pool leaks occur. Several factors can lead to a pool leak in the plumbing system, such as the material of the pipes, the quality of the original installation, the age of the pipes, and the plumbing configuration or soil conditions. Corrosion can cause leaks in metal pipes, while plastic pipes can crack under pressure.


Skimmers are used to remove debris from the pool's surface, but they can also be a common spot for leaks. Cracks can form in skimmers for several reasons, including the material the skimmer is made of, the age of the skimmer, and external forces such as settling. Over time, the skimmer's plastic can become brittle and crack, allowing water to escape.

Pool Lights

Pool lights can also be a source of leaks. Most leaks in or around pool lights are due to two culprits: the conduit line that the light cord is run through or the plaster and gunite surrounding the light. If you notice water seeping around your pool light, it's vital to take action immediately to prevent further damage.

Pool Surface Cracks

Many cracks in a swimming pool's concrete surface are cosmetic, but sometimes they can point to a more severe problem. Cracks can form from pool settling, erosion, and exposure to the elements. So, if you notice any gaps in your pool, it's best to have a professional take a look.

Return Lines

Return lines are used to send filtered water back to the pool. Common leaks in return lines are often related to a gasket, pipe, or fitting. Returns play an essential role in your pool’s circulation, and if they're leaking, it can cause water loss and even damage your pool's filter system.


Certified Pool Inspections is a company that boasts expertise in the art of pinpointing leaks in pools and spas. They possess the latest equipment such as listening devices, water tracing dyes that are non-toxic, and testing equipment that is pressure-based. Their knowledge and experience in swimming pool construction is extensive, allowing them to hold a superior position when it comes to detecting leaks. The process of leak detection can take a varying amount of time ranging from 2 to 6 hours, and they will not halt until they have achieved 100% certainty that all leaks have been uncovered. Lastly, a detailed estimate outlining the anticipated costs required to mend the identified leaks will be furnished.


If you are a pool owner, you might face the issue of your pool leaking water at some point in time. It can be frustrating to see your pool losing water day by day and not being able to identify the root cause of the problem. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to check if your pool has a leak. Two of the easiest methods you can use to determine if your pool is leaking water.

Measuring the Water Level

First make sure to turn off you Auto-Filler if you have one. Water evaporation is a common issue faced by pool owners, especially in hot climates. If your pool loses an eighth of an inch of water or more within 24 hours, there might be a chance that it has a leak. To measure the water level of your pool, follow these steps:

Step 1: Make a Mark

Make a small mark with a sharpie or a grease pencil on the tile where the water level lands.

Step 2: Wait for 24 Hours

Wait for a full 24 hours to see if the water level of your pool drops below ⅛ to ¼ inches.

Step 3: Check the Water Level

If the water level is lower than ⅛ to ¼ inches, there is a high probability that your pool has a leak. You can also compare the water level with the previous day’s water level to confirm if there is a difference.

The Bucket Test

The bucket test is another simple method to check if your pool has a leak. Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Prepare the Bucket

Get a clean plastic bucket and place it on the first or second step of your pool. Fill the bucket with enough water so that it’s even with the pool water. If needed, add some weight to keep the bucket steady.

Step 2: Mark the Water Level

Mark the water level inside the bucket with a permanent marker. Then, mark the outside of the bucket with a permanent marker at the current level of the pool water.

Step 3: Turn off all Equipment

Turn off all the pool equipment including auto-fill device, heater, and pump. This step ensures that the water level remains constant throughout the test.

Step 4: Wait for 24 Hours

Wait for a full 24 hours without using your pool, spa or any water feature.

Step 5: Check the Water Level

After 24 hours, check the water levels in both the pool and the bucket. If the water level in the pool is lower than the water level in the bucket, you probably have a leak in your pool.

If you want to pinpoint the location of the leak, you can perform the same test in your spa. Make sure you take pictures of both the water levels and marks in the bucket for future reference.

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