Leak Detection in Pools and Spas

Florida Leak Locators

Leak detection is not something we typically consider when we’re purchasing a new home or own an existing home with a pool. In fact, the maintenance and upkeep can be quite challenging without a problematic leak. Pools inspire the thought of joyous backyard barbecues and relaxation. Unfortunately,  there’s a popular saying in the pool industry that we tell all too often. In Florida, we have two kinds of pools…those that leak, and those that are going to leak.


  • Adding water frequently
  • You or your pool service is using more chemicals than usual
  • Any visible standing water
  • A noticeable debris line

What to Do:

If you suspect your pool is losing water due to a leak, there is a great DIY bucket test you can conduct before you contact the professionals. Checkout our bucket test blog for step by step instructions to test for a pool leak. 

What’s Normal Evaporation?

In Florida our average normal pool or spa evaporation rate should not exceed ¼ inch per day.  The seasonal changes can affect your evaporation rates as well as humidity and rainfall.

What’s next?

You’ve conducted your bucket test and your pool is losing more than the normal evaporation rate. In other words, you have a leak. Now it’s time to contact the professionals – Florida Leak Locators. We have over 20 years leak detection and repair experience with a highly rated reputation to match that.

What we do:

We have experienced technicians that will use electronic listening devices to listen to all your fittings, main drains, and lights. FLL will conduct a full surface inspection and check all the plumbing lines going between the equipment and the pool. If any of those tests indicate a problem with the plumbing lines we’ll close off the ends of the line and pressurize them. This will allow us to pinpoint within a small area where the issues in the lines are.


Contact a licensed professional to locate and repair your swimming pool or spa leak. Verify their online reputation and see if leak detection is something they specialize in or offer as an additional service. It’s extremely important when choosing your leak detection specialists that you choose a credible company – your pool depends on it!

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