Pool cracks can be quite alarming. But, let’s not panic just yet. Some pool cracks can be repaired with great success. Cracks in your pool can be serious or superficial. A reputable and licensed pool company will be able to determine the severity for you. There are a couple ways that pool companies can perform leak detection and a few different types of remedies.
Why Cracks Happen
Cracks in your pool shell or deck can happen for many reasons. Soil condition is a common offender. This is the same reason sidewalks crack. Large tree roots is another. There are also common areas in your pool that tend to leak.
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Dye Test Method
This test determines if your swimming pool is losing water or not. The dye test is a fairly quick test. It involves using a dye to see where or if water is leaking out of your pool. You should be able to tell immediately if your swimming pool has a leak.
Bucket Test Method
The bucket test method is just that…you use a bucket to show if your pool has a leak. This method takes a little more time because water levels are observed over a certain period.
Pool Crack Repair & Structural Repairs
Don’t let a swimming pool crack go unchecked! Some cracks may just be superficial in the finish of the pool and don’t leak. However, many will go all the way through the concrete pool shell which can allow water to leak out. Overtime this will compact or wash away the soil supporting the shell. If you are losing water and suspect a structural crack is your problem it needs to be stabilized as soon as possible to prevent further damage.