Berlin Sand Filter
Before reading this article, you should first make sure your pool is in fact leaking, and not simply evaporating. This can be done quickly and easily using the bucket method.
For the bucket method, you’ll need:
Once you have your items, follow these steps:
Finding the leak:
One way to locate your leak is by using the ink method. All you need to get started is a pair of goggles, a snorkel and some dark food colouring. When you have what you need, follow these steps:
Fixing the leak:
In any case with a leak, we recommend consulting a pool professional to inspect your pool as there may be more serious damage as a product of poor workmanship or engineering. However, there are some DIY fixes for minor leaks that can be carried out with a proper guide:
The three most common leaks are:
Please note, not all leaks are detectable using DIY methods. You may be dealing with plumbing or equipment problems more severe than you realise. Because of this, even after patching leaks yourself, we encourage you to hire a pool professional to run their eyes over your pool to ensure you are not putting a bandaid over a major issue.