Vinyl Masters Inc. is an industry leader in finding swimming pool leaks using the latest technology we can accurately verify the rate and volume of water loss over a 24-hour period in as little as 15 minutes. If your water level is dropping unusually fast, or your neighbour is complaining of flooding these are indicators that you may have a leak in your pool. The places that your pool can leak are the pool equipment or the vinyl liner. Vinyl Masters Inc. can find and fix your leak whatever the source.
Now, depending on the region and climate in which you live, it may not be uncommon for your pool water level to vary from day to day. Environmental factors such as humidity, wind, and air as well as water temperature can have an effect, causing you to lose up to ¼ inch of water a day or about 2 inches per week.
You may have a leak if:
- Pool has air in the system
- Equipment loses prime
- You see cracks
- Pool deck is sinking or lifting
- There are soggy spots around the pool
- You add water more than once a week
- Pool loses more than regular evaporation
Vinyl Masters Inc. can perform a “drain and search” which involves draining the pool so we can inspect the underside of your liner which will find any imperfection or problem with your vinyl liner.
Vinyl Masters Inc. also uses the latest in technology with the LeakTracTM which doesn’t require that the pool be drained or any type of dye be used. The LeakTracTM puts a small electrical charge into the pool water that seeks a connection to the ground. Since the pool liner is a good electrical insulator, the only ground connections are through conductive penetrations in the liner. The LeakTracTM detects electrical current flow in the water as it seeks these ground connections, and produces audible signals that lead the operator to the exact location of the leak.
You can also perform the a simple test yourself called "the bucket test".
Found A Leak? Now What?
To prepare your pool for our visit, fill your pool to the middle of the tile line or skimmer the day before your appointment to ensure the underwater detection covers all areas of the pool. Also, be sure your pool is clean enough for a technician to dive in, if necessary.