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.