Reasons for Water Loss in Your Swimming Pool
- by twinpool
May 30, 2019
If you are concerned about water loss from your pool and are considering a pool leak detection procedure, stop for a second. There are a number of reasons why your pool may be losing water. If the following reasons don’t appear to be the problem, contact Twin Pool And Spa, your local pool maintenance company, to ask for a more thorough diagnosis of the issue. But first, consider the following three issues.
A natural reason that your pool may be losing water is evaporation. Since your pool is continuously exposed to the sun and wind, evaporation is going to occur. If there are trees or other structures surrounding the pool, then you may notice less evaporation Keeping the cover on the pool will also keep the water from evaporating as much. Humidity also has a bearing on water loss. When the humidity in the air is high, your pool will not lose as much water. When the humidity decreases, you are more likely to see a drop in the level of the pool water.
One costly reason why your pool may be losing water is equipment failure. This could be due to a faulty part located somewhere in the pool’s system, or it may be due to a bigger plumbing issue. Your local pool service company will need to head out to your home and perform what is known as “pool leak detection.” They may conduct a number of tests, such as equipment checks, pressure testing, and scuba diving. A qualified pool service technician will dive down and check for any leaks that may be coming from below the surface.
While it may be obvious, many people forget how much water can get splashed out from children or guests playing in the pool. As they splash around, a lot of water can get thrown out of the pool onto the deck or around the sides of the pool. Sure, performing a smooth cannonball from the diving board is a lot of fun, but it can be costly when you have to keep refilling the pool. In the future, make sure your children and guests are aware of how much water they are splashing out of the pool during their time in it. The water has to go somewhere, and it would be much better if it stayed in the pool as long as possible.