In order to keep your above-ground pool in top condition, it’s important to perform regular maintenance. One of the most important parts of this process is locating and fixing leaks in the liner and other equipment as soon as possible so water does not continue to escape from the pool and drain it of its full water capacity before you even get to use it! To locate and fix leaks in your above-ground pool, follow these five steps.
Finding leaks can be tough, so here are some tips
1. Check for bubbles around the pool, if you see any, there might be a leak. If this doesn’t work, go to step 2. 2. Fill your pool with water and then check the water level by measuring it at multiple points around the pool. If the levels are unequal, there’s a good chance that you have a leak somewhere.
Before You Start, Get Your Gear Together
Before you start looking for leaks, gather your gear. You’ll need your pool skimmer, a hose and bucket (or large pot) of water, and some paper towels. Fill the bucket with water so you have something to collect any drips you find. Turn off the pump. Use your hand or feet to push out as much water from the pool as possible by pushing on one side of the wall while someone else pushes on the opposite side. Carefully walk around the entire perimeter of your pool feeling for any wet spots that may indicate a leak. Once you’ve found it, replace it with one of our leak repair kits before turning back on your pump and enjoy!
Step 1 – Check the Chlorine
One of the easiest ways to find a leak is by checking the chlorine level. Chlorine will evaporate out of water over time, so if you suspect that there may be a leak and the chlorine levels are low, then it’s likely there is some kind of leak. To check the chlorine level, take your pool water sample and test it using your kit.
Step 2 – Look at the Water Level
There is no need for guessing when it comes to finding the leak. Simply stand at one end of the pool, and as you walk towards the opposite end of the pool, keep your eye on the water level. If you see that the water level is consistently dropping or going down, there’s your answer! You may have found your leak.
Step 3 – Look At The Vinyl Liner
If you have an above ground pool, the first thing you should do is check the vinyl liner for holes or tears. This is usually the most common reason for water leaks. Start by looking at the bottom of the pool, and then move up towards the top. If there are any holes in your vinyl liner, they will be visible from below as well as from above.