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Try the bucket test outlined below to determine if you have a leak.

  • Fill the pool to the middle of the skimmer box.

  • Fill a bucket with pool water to about one inch from top.

  • Place bucket on the first or second step of the pool. Do not place the bucket on the pool deck.

  • Mark water level on inside of bucket and on the skimmer box.

  • Keep the pump running.

  • After 24 hours, compare the two levels. If the pool water (outside mark) goes down more than the inside water level of the bucket, there is probably a leak. Try the same procedure with the pump off and take note of the results.

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Doing a bucket test before a leak detection appointment will provide the technician with valuable information. 


For accurate results, please ensure the following:

  • The pool is not in use. 

  • Water from rooftop solar panels is fully drained back into the pool before marking the water levels. 

  • All valves are closed.

  • Testing does not extend beyond the two 24hr segments.

  • Heater is turned off 24hrs before starting the test and while the test is in progress.

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