Pools come in many different shapes and sizes, and contain thousands of gallons of water. This means that if a leak occurs, it can lead to a substantial amount of damage. Whether the pool itself is damaged and leaking, or the plumbing lines to the pool are leaking, the repair must be addressed as soon as possible.
Sun and wind are certainly a factor, but in standard weather, a pool should only lose about 1/8 inch of water each day to evaporation. A Bucket Test will help you to determine if you have a leak.
Cracks in Pool
As your gunite or concrete pool begins to age, the plaster will require the occasional repair. Cracking, hollow spots, sometimes called “pop-ups”, and chipping are not uncommon. As are wear spots in your pool plaster, when the plaster is worn away, and the gunite below the plaster is showing.
Air in Plumbing
Excess air in your pool’s pump and filter is much more than just a nuisance. It is the symptom of a problem – one that could be a minor or major fix. Remember that any pool’s filtration system, even when functioning correctly, will kick out a few bubbles here and there from the return jet, especially during initial start-up of the pump and shortly after.