Pump on / Pump Off Pool Test
A Pump On / Pump Off test will help us gather indications of where your pool leak may be coming from. There are 3 main areas a pool will leak:
- A pressure side leak in pool plumbing lines (the returns)
- A suction side leak in pool plumbing lines (skimmers and drains)
- A non-plumbing pool leak (pool liner, pool light, skimmer mouths, around penetrations)
Here are the simple steps for the pump on / pump off test:
- Fill your pool to its normal level (usually half way up the skimmer, tile line or liner pattern)
- Make and accurate mark in two places on the pool where the pool is filled to
- Turn the pump ON for 12-24 hours and measure the water loss, if any.
- If there is a loss, re-fill the pool and make another accurate mark
- Turn the pump OFF for 12 -24 hours and measure the water loss if any.
NOTE: Try and do these tests at the same time of day for the same amount of time
- If the pool lost more water with the pump ON, the indication is a leak in the pressure side of the pool plumbing.
- If the pool lost more water with the pump OFF, the indication is a leak in the suction side of the pool plumbing.
- If the pool lost an equal (or almost equal amount regardless if the pump is on or off, the leak is most likely non-plumbing related.
Write down your findings and call 732-546-3800 today to schedule a pool leak detection appointment. We will accurately locate and repair your pool leak right away. You can also contact Atlantic Leak Detection Here.