This is going to be a quick one. Just a small tip, really. Here’s an easy fix if you are noticing that your pool is losing too much water. Do not be alarmed by this. It is probably nothing unusual.
Step one would be to verify that there is actually a leak in the first place.
Get some electrical tape (or any tape that happens to have some color which will stick to pebble tile or your pool surface) and put it right over the water line in your pool.
Begin with the most likely origin of the potential leak. Turn your pool equipment on and check for any small bit of water in the backwash hose. You see, normal wear and tear will frequently cause a tear in a backwash o-ring.
It won’t matter if you have a slow leak…its always taking place while the gear’s turned on, thus causing you to lose more and more water over time.
If it’s the backwash o-ring that is causing the water decrease, head down to your own local retailer and find a new o ring set. When replacing the o rings do not simply replace the one that is having issues…replace the whole set (there will be 2 or 3 o rings). This will ensure that you don’t have to do this again very soon. If this isn’t something you’re up for, you can always give us a call here at Aquaman Pools LLC.
Now, if this ISN’T the source of the issue you’re going to have to get a little more intimate with your pool equipment.
Assess your skimmer for any cracks, along with checking for any water spots through the lawn. Although return side plumbing leaking is actually quite uncommon – they do occur. Repairing them isn’t a fun task for most, either. Send us a message if you are unlucky enough to have an issue like this.