This leak detection was done by our team of professional leak detectors using high definition acoustic listening equipment. This sonar equipment is similar to military technology. The leak was a broken auto-fill pipe underneath a concrete pool deck and the leak was detected with the help of air and liquid pressure. This mixture was injected into the pools leaking auto-fill pipe and the pressure readings indicated there was a leak. The leak was fixed and saved the homeowner a great deal of money on future water bills and prevented them from dealing with hassle of structural damage that can occur from a leaking pool or leaking pipe. In addition to this, the homeowner made their house more eco-friendly by ensuring they were not being wasteful with one of our most precious resources. Austech routinely fixes leaks of any type from pools to ponds and fountains. Not only does Austech locate the pool leaks, they repair them in timely fashion and make the repairs look seamless. After Austech has repaired the leak, the work site will be cleaned of all debris and left in a state that is better than it was prior to Austech repairing the pool leak. If you think your pool is leaking give us a call today for an immediate estimate on your pool leak detection and leak repair in Austin. There is no one better than Austech to repair your pool leaks and fix any pool problems you might have whether they you need your residential home, commercial property, or even neighborhood amenities.
After performing a complete swimming pool leak detection in Austin, we found a suction line leak about three feet back behind the skimmer at the shallow end of a residential pool. We provided the customer with a complete report of our leak detection finding and continued to follow it up with an estimate for the necessary repair. The customer decided to use the company who
services their pool to perform the repair.The other company cut the deck at the skimmer area, dug up the skimmer line and told the customer that the pool leak wasn’t there. The homeowner wasn’t happy and immediately called us. We went back while the area was still cut open and proceeded to take a look. We then pressure tested the skimmer line and the water shot up at us.
What the pool service guy didn’t know was that suction lines need to sometimes be put under pressure to show their leaks or to saturate an isolated area. The homeowner then asked us to finish the job.
Note for future reference: let a pool service company perform pool service, let a swimming pool leak detection specialist (such as Austech Pools) locate and repair swimming pool leaks.
When a typical swimming pool that does not have an autofill is leaking, it is pretty noticeable considering the water level will drop. Pools that have either manual or electronic type auto fill devices will keep filling the pool even though the pool may be leaking.
Because of water conservation issues, it is rumored that some cities might ban the use of such autofill devices. Cities in Travis and Williamson Counties including Austin, Lakeway, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Leander and San Marcos are just to name a few.
If consumers who have an autofill on their swimming pool would only shut the swimming pool equipment down for 1 day every 2 months, many of these problems would not exist. Normal evaporation rates vary from different areas and different terrains. Example: a house high up on a hill in Lakeway will usually have more evaporation due to wind than a typical home in Austin.
Either way a good rule of thumb is that a typical pool should not lose more than an inch of water max due to evaporation. If your pool is losing more than these rates you need to call a qualified swimming pool leak detection specialist who specializes in swimming pool leak detection and repair like Austech Pools. Swimming pool leak detection and repair is all that we do.
Depending on the circumstances, Austech Pools may be able to perform an underground pool leak repair.
A few weeks ago, we received a phone call from a customer who was experiencing a swimming pool leak in the Austin area. The customers’ swimming pool wasn’t losing a lot of water quickly, it was losing a minimal amount of water, but there were visible air bubbles coming from the swimming pool return lines. The customer had no idea what was happening and after weeks of trying to self diagnose what the problem was, they decided to give Austech Pools a call to perform a swimming pool leak detection for them.
After testing all other components in the swimming pool, including the structure, we determined there was a leak in the skimmer suction line. Fortunately for this customer, they had a brick paver patio and we were able to make the skimmer line repair underground.
Below is a picture of us performing the underground leak repair.
Austech Leak Detection was recently contacted by an independent engineering company to perform a commercial fountain leak detection at the University of Austin Texas’s Lyndon Baines Johnson fountain. Here are some pictures:
Homeowners of the Pemberton Heights area in Austin, Texas have been dealing with standing water in their backyards for months on end. No one, not even the City of Austin can resolve the issue. Homeowners are frustrated and infuriated by the issue.
The City of Austin contacted Austin Water Utility to get some answers to resolve this delinquent issue. They performed extensive testing – all inconclusive. They then hired an independent contractor to conduct sonar testing on the main water lines – those tests resulted inconclusive as well.
KXAN News who has been following and reporting on this story since the beginning decided to take matters into its own hands and hire on Austin’s premier leak detection firm: Austech Leak Detection (that’s us!).
It did not take long for Darren Merlob (owner) and his team to get a hold of the problem. When residents learned of Austech’s findings, they were elated.
Darren Merlob says: “We dug in a few suspect areas, but when we hit the motherload, the area right before it runs downhill, we knew right away,” he told KXAN.
Merlob said the water could be coming from a couple of sources, but the main problem appears to be from a wastewater line. “This water over here smells like sewage, it needs to be tested and taken from that point on.”
Stay tuned for updates on this developing story, and in the meantime watch the video above.
A few of the local companies we currently perform leak detections for are:
- Acuatico Enterprises, Inc.
- Agazzi Services, LLC
- Anthony & Sylvan
- Aqualine Pool Service
- Aquaman Pools
- Aquatic Features
- Austin Premier Pools
- Azul Pools
- Barefoot Pools
- Barringer Landscapes
- Big Sky Pools
- Blu Pools
- Caribbean Blue Pools
- Cascade Custom Pools
- Centex Plaster
- City of Austin Parks and Recreation Dept.
- City of Marble Falls
- Cody Pools
- Crities Custom Pools
- Crystal Clear Pools & Spas
- Davinci Pools
- DK&G Management Inc.
- Emerald Pools
- Easy Pool
- H2O Pool Pro
- Infinite Exteriors
- Jada Custom Pools
- Juaregui Custom Pools
- Keaton Custom Pools
- Lakeside Custom Pools
- Lakeway Pools
- Lake Austin Pools
- Lifeguard 4 Hire
- Liquid 8 Pool & Spa
- Millennium Pools
- Majestic Pool Scapes
- My Pool Spa
- Ocean QuestPools
- Patio Pools of Houston
- Patriot Pool & Spa
- Pool Doctor
- Pool Dude
- Pool Scrubs
- Premier Custom Pools
- Premier Fiberglass
- Prestige Gunite of South Texas
- Prime Pools
- Pristine Pools
- Quality Custom Pools
- Radiant Pools
- Richards Irrigation & Pool Service
- Root Design
- Seasha Pools
- Senderro Construction
- Southern Pool Services & Spas
- Splash & Co.
- Starwood Pools, Radiant Pool Service
- Stir Construction
- Stonebrook Pools
- Summitt Pools
- Swimplicity Pools
- Texan Star Pools
- Texas Pools & Patio
- The Pool People
- Twin Peaks Pools
- Westlake Pool & Spa
- Woods Residential Services
Some of our Commercial Pools we’ve found leaks for include:
- City of Marble Falls, Marble Falls
- Canyon Vista (City of Austin), Austin
- Westover Club, Austin
- Springwoods HOA, Austin
- Mayfield Ranch HOA, Round Rock
- Texas State University, San Marcos
- Oak Bend Apartments, Austin
- Sweetwater Apartments, Austin
- Chamonix Condominiums, Austin
- Round Rock Ranch Gattis Pool, Round Rock
- Mueller Pool at Ella Wooten Park, Austin
- Villages of Lamar, Austin
- Arbor Pointe, Austin
- Quail Run , Austin
- Allendale Condominiums, Austin
- Fox Hollow Condominiums, Austin
- Centennial Condominiums, Austin
- North hills Club Townhomes, Austin
- Falcon Pointe HOA, Pflugerville
- Townhomes of NW Hills, Austin
- Escalon Canyon Creek Creek Apartments, Austin
- Benbrook Ranch HOA, Leander