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Swimming Pool Leak Detection 
and Swimming Pool Repair
for the 
Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex 

Your Swimming Pool Leak

Answers to the following questions can help us diagnose your swimming pool leak...

  • How long has your pool been leaking?
  • How much water does your pool lose in a 24-hour period?
  • Does your pool lose more water when the pump is running?
  • Does the water in your pool “level off” at some point?

The Swimming Pool Bucket Test

Wondering if your swimming pool even has a leak?

Some water loss is expected and normal.  Evaporation, wind and splashing can cause up to 1/4" to 1/2" loss of water per day in the summer and 1/8" to 1/4" per day in the winter.

You can perform a simple test called the "Bucket Test" to help determine if your pool has a leak.


  • Bring the water in the pool to a normal operating level.
  • Fill a bucket (5 gallon recommended) with pool water to within a few inches of the top.
  • Place the bucket on the top pool step.
  • Mark the level of the water on the INSIDE of the bucket (with tape, a sharpie pen, etc.).
  • Turn the pool pump (and any autofill) off.
  • Mark the level of the water on the OUTSIDE of the bucket (with tape, a sharpie pen, etc.).
  • Turn the pool pump back on. (Leave the autofill off until the test is complete.)
Swimming Pool Bucket Test
** Do not use the pool for 24 hours **
  • After 24 hours, compare the two water levels: has the water in the pool gone down more than the water in the bucket?
  • Yes - your pool probably has a leak.
  • No  - your pool probably does not have a leak; water loss is due to normal pool conditions/activities.
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