Originally settled in 1635, Wenham in Essex County, Massachusetts has been listed by Boston magazine as one of the Best Places to Live. With open views of farm lands, lakes, woodland, historic homes, and nearly 300 acres of parks and playgrounds, it’s easy to see why.
But when the weather gets hot, the best way to make living in Wenham even better is to have an above ground pool installed. Many residents have one already, and if you’re on the fence on buying one, time to take the plunge. You’re in good company.
However, every once in awhile, a leak may spring up in or around your above ground pool, and locating it can be an exercise in futility if you don’t know what you are doing. Here are some tips to help you locate that leak in your swimming pool.
First, confirm that you have a leak. Mark your pool’s level and after 24 hours, double check it. You shouldn’t lose more than ¼ inch a day. If you lose more, a leak is involved.
To find the leak, it’s best to check the obvious culprits first. Check the equipment pad, the filter, pump, heater and pipe valves. These have moving parts and are more prone to wear and tear.
Check the area around the pool and take note where the wet areas are. Chances are the leaks are close by.
If you have a vinyl liner pool, check for tears, and separations.
If you can’t find the leak, call Ambassador Pools and have an expert pool repairman come to your home. If you do find the leak, it’s best to still call a repairman to help you fix it. While you may be adept at fixing leaks, an above ground pool is a different beast altogether, and repairing a leak requires expert knowledge.
While a leak may be irritating, having it repaired only takes a short while before it’s good as new. When in doubt, always call a professional to avoid worsening the situation. Call Ambassador Pools today if you feel your pool has a leak!