How to Find a Leak in an Above-Ground Pool

Isn’t it annoying when you’re having funswimming and suddenly the water seems to be lower than normal though you weren’t jumping up and down? Then the situation gets worse when you realize your pool is leaking. And the worst part comes to ruin your day more—you can’t find the leak! Well, that’s just an uncool way to mess up a perfectly sunny day.

If this has happened to you once and it took you years to figure out where that disaster is coming from or if you want to be aware before it even happens, then you’re reading the right blog post. So, let’s start the process. What should you do to find the leak?

Let’s picture it out. The sun is up. You’re having fun with your family. You’re laughing. The water is cool, but it’s getting lower and lower. You realize you’re not losing water because of evaporation. You start looking at the equipment.

You individually check the filter, pump, heater, and pipe valves carefully and closely. Nothing seems to be wrong. You’re getting eager and enthusiastic to find that leak. You start looking for clues like Sherlock Holmes. You find out that the leak is not within the plumbing of your pool. You’re losing hope.Then an imaginary light bulb appears right above your head, and you realize that the water is leaking out of the pool itself!

You then walk around your pool to check if there are wet areas around it. You check the soil but all the areas are wet because you played volleyball earlier. You thought of draining the pool but that is not an option. You then scrutinize your vinyl liner and look for tears, cracks, or holes around the fittings, skimmers, returns, cleaner line, lights, steps, and corners. It seems like the source of the leak can’t be found!

The task of finding it becomes tasking, but you decide to check the inside of your above-ground pool again. And finally, after several minutes of searching, you think you may have found the criminal! So you approach it; like a police officer, you do it slowly so as not to disturb it from its heinous act. You squirt some food coloring near it. And the coloring moves towards the leak source but it’s at the bottom of your pool. So you put your goggles on, still moving slowly because you would want the coloring to lead you straight to the leak. And then you found the crack in the liner because the coloring disappears into it. And you get your head out of the water and shouts, “EUREKA! I’ve got it! That’s it!”

So what will you do now? Since you found a break in yourvinyl liner, you can use an underwater patch kit to repair the leak. However, if the hole is bigger than a half a dollar, then a patch may not work properly. Also, calling your pool’s manufacturer will be a wise decision.