A pool leak is never good news and if the escaping water is a small amount, you may be tempted to think it’s just a normal decrease in the pool level and add water. While water levels will decrease over time, they’re typically very gradual. Having the services of a pool professional isn’t a luxury in these situations – it’s a necessity. The professionals will be able to identify potential problem areas before they become critical.
A small leak today can cost you much more to repair in the future and you may even have to replace the entire pool. Leaks only get worse and you may find that it has undermined the surrounding soil, necessitating emergency landscaping.
The need to add water will also increase your utility bills and you’ll be spending more on pool chemicals to maintain the appropriate pH levels. Leaks can also corrode pipes, damage filtering systems, and cause the underlying soil to shift that can lead to pipe breakage.
Even if you have the leak repaired relatively quickly, a significant amount of water may have already escaped. Depending on the local terrain, it may be flooding other areas or pooling underground. You could find yourself paying for damage done to surrounding properties and local fines. Pooling water can also result in muddy areas that increase the risk of slip and fall accidents on the property.
The water in your pool is a mix of chemicals that can harm the environment. Pool water can kill fish and wildlife, damage habitats and native species, and leads to the production of greenhouse gases. Depending upon the chemical composition, it can affect algae blooms.
Hire a Professional
Even if you don’t have a pool professional perform regular maintenance on your pool, it’s a good idea to have your pool checked at least once a year by specialists. They’ll have the technology to go over your pool inch-by-inch to identify any existing leaks or areas that can present a problem in the future. They’ll also have the expertise to repair the damage.
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