Dallas Swimming Pool Leak Detection & Repair

Lots of things can go wrong with a pool or spa. You might notice algae growing on your tiles, or you might be dealing with a faulty filtration system. But one of the most common pool problems is leaking.

If you suspect a pool leak, reach out to the team at Patriot Pool & Spa as soon as possible. We’re well-versed in leak detection and repair, and we’ll ensure you can get back in the water in no time.

With years of experience serving customers throughout Dallas and Fort Worth, our team knows a thing or two about getting the job done right! Find out how to spot a leak and request leak detection services from our seasoned team.

Signs You Have a Leak on Your Hands

How do you know when you have a pool leak? You don’t need a specialized pool leak detector to realize there’s a problem. Look for the following signs of a leak, and if you notice one or more problems, get in touch with the team at Patriot Pool & Spa:

  • Algae Growth in the Pool — Algae can thrive in pools with leaks due to chemical imbalances, signaling a potential underwater leak.
  • Rusting or Corroded Pipes — Visible rust or corrosion on pipes is a telltale sign of water exposure from leaks.
  • Loose Pool Tiles — Loose, broken, or missing tiles can indicate water seepage.
  • Dirt Blown into the Pool — Leaks can disrupt filtration and flow, leading to excess dirt and debris.
  • Visible Cracks in the Deck — Cracks around the pool can signal underlying water leakage.
  • Increasing Water Bills — Have you seen a sudden spike in your water bill? You may have unseen water loss from a leak.
  • Changes in Water Level — A drop in your water level could be caused by a leak.
  • Wet Spots in the Yard — Soggy areas in your yard could point to a leak from the pool.
  • Standing Water Around Pool Equipment — Puddles and wetness around pumps and filters can indicate leaks.
  • Chemical Imbalances — Do you need to add more and more chemicals? You may be experiencing water loss and dilution from a leak.
  • Persistent Cold Spots — A leak that’s drawing in groundwater could affect your pool’s temperature distribution.

If you’ve noticed any of these problems in your pool, don’t delay—contact Patriot today! Leaks can quickly lead to expensive problems if left unchecked. Shooting us a text or a call ensures that you receive the best pool leak detection in Dallas as soon as possible.

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How to Check for a Pool Leak

We understand that calling for a pool inspection is a last resort for most homeowners. Luckily, there are a few ways you can check for a leak on your own. Common pool leak testing methods include:

  • Bucket Test
  • Dye Test
  • Pool Pressure Test

Bucket Test

To do the bucket test, all you need is a 5-gallon bucket and a marker or piece of duct tape.

  1. Place the empty bucket on the second step of your pool.
  2. Fill the bucket to match the water level around the second step.
  3. Mark it using the marker or duct tape.
  4. Turn off the pump.
  5. Wait 24 hours.
  6. Compare water levels.

Depending on your results, here’s what to do next:

  • If the pool and bucket have gone down but are still even, evaporation is causing your pool to lose water.
  • If the pool’s water level is lower than the bucket, a leak is the likely culprit.
  • To narrow down the source of the leak, repeat the test with the pump on, and if water loss is greater, you probably have a leak somewhere in the filter system or plumbing.

Dye Test

If your goal is to find the exact location of a leak, you’ll want to do the dye test. All you’ll need is some leak finder dye and waterproof tape for marking potential sources of the leak.

Here’s how to complete the dye test:

  1. Identify wetness on the ground or walls around the pool.
  2. Mark places where it shouldn’t be damp.
  3. Turn off the pump.
  4. Squeeze dye close to the water’s surface and near a wall.
  5. Mark any areas the leak detection dye moves toward.

Pool Pressure Test

A pool pressure test is a bit more technical, and probably best left to the professionals unless you have expertise in your pool’s plumbing system. A pool professional will introduce pressure into a plugged system and monitor for any leaks. A sonar device may even be deployed to narrow down the location of the leak.

Can You Have More Than One Pool Leak?

Leaks can occur in more than one place in a pool. A combination of leaks in your pool can cause significant water loss. If you suspect your pool has more than one leak, detection and repair are extremely important. Get in touch with Patriot, the Dallas area’s pool leak professionals, so that we can get your pool in ship-shape again.

What Causes Pool Leaks?

Broken Pipes

Broken pipes are a leading cause of pool leaks. Unfortunately, the leaky pipe isn’t always easy to find. Nevertheless, you can rest assured that the Patriot Pool & Spa team is on the case. We’ll evaluate your complex plumbing system and check all of the following areas:

  • Skimmer pipe
  • Main drain
  • Equalizer line
  • Return pipes

Cracked Fittings

Even a small crack in the pipe fittings can lead to a costly leak. At the first sign of broken, loose, or otherwise damaged fittings, get in touch with the professionals at Patriot Pool & Spa.

Damage to Plumbing

If something is amiss with your plumbing, the issue can greatly affect your pool or spa. You’ll need a professional to identify the underground leak and suggest a fix. Don’t wait for the problem to go away on its own! Leaving the issue unaddressed will only lead to more damage and more money spent.

Mechanical Problems

Leaks can occur due to mechanical problems with the pump. You may first notice this issue when you get your next water bill—if it’s much higher than normal, you may be dealing with a mechanical problem.

Major Structural Issues

If there’s significant structural damage to your pool or spa, it only makes sense that a leak is about to follow. Cracks in the concrete or fiberglass around the pool can indicate a serious structural issue that requires professional attention right away.

Why You Should Hire a Professional for Pool Leak Repair

When your pool in Dallas has a leak, nothing beats professional detection and repair. You might be able to find a product or kit online that touts easy DIY detection and repairs, but unless you really know what to look for, you might just end up with a temporary fix that leads to costly problems down the road.

At Patriot, we’ve seen it all—and we’ve fixed it all. When you trust Patriot, you can rest assured that you’re getting expert leak detection and repair for your pool in Dallas. We’ll keep you swimming as long as you want!

Trusted for Pool Leak Repair in Dallas

So, you’ve found the leak and have some ideas about the root cause—what next? Get in touch with Patriot Pool & Spa! Our professionals have been trusted for pool leak repair and maintenance throughout Dallas and Fort Worth. We strive to get your pool up and running again quickly so you can have some fun in the sun (and not melt when temperatures top 110 degrees!).

How We Stand Out Among Other Pool Companies

Patriot Pool & Spa aims to go above and beyond what most people expect from a pool services company. Our team has been named the #1 customer service company in Texas by Pool and Spa News, and we’re proud to uphold our glowing reputation every day.

Whether you’re a new client or a repeat customer, you can expect all of the following:

  • Friendly team members
  • Easy scheduling
  • Fair pricing
  • Safe, thorough service
  • Simple payment processes
  • Clear reporting

Reach Out Today for Pool Leak Detection You Can Count On

Pool leaks won’t go away on their own! If you notice issues with your water levels, reach out to our seasoned professionals as soon as possible. We’ll get to work right away and ensure your pool is safe and ready to use for the sweltering summer.

For the best pool leak detection and repair in the Dallas metro, trust Patriot Pool & Spa.




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