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Leak or Evaporation?

Normal evaporation can be as much as 1” per week. The bucket test determines if your pool is leaking, and it is very simple to perform:

  1. Fill a bucket with pool water to about 1” from the top.Weston pool service repair Dr. Pool bucket for leak or evaporation test
  2. Place the bucket on the first step in the shallow end of the pool.
  3. Using a marker, mark the water level on the inside of the bucket.
  4. Mark the level of the pool water on the outside of the bucket.
  5. Wait 24 hours.
  6. Compare the water loss on the inside of the bucket with the loss on the outside.
  7. If you see a greater loss on the outside of the bucket than on the inside, the pool has a leak. If the loss is equal or undetectable, then it can be attributed to evaporation.
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Storm Precautions

Before the storm:

  1. Do not empty your pool; drain it at the tile line. In the design of your pool, adequate drainage has most always been provided. Keeping the water in the pool provides the important weight to hold the pool in the ground. An empty pool is subject to popping out of the ground due to the pressure from ground water. Weston pool service repair Dr. Pool storm precaution
  2. Remove all loose items from the deck. Loose objects should be stored inside of buildings. Do not throw patio furniture into the pool unless it is necessary to do so. If you do so, gently place these items into the pool to prevent possible damage to the pool finish and remove them as soon as possible to avoid pool stains.
  3. Turn off electric power to swimming pool and spa equipment. Circuit breakers at the main electrical panel should be turned off to prevent the equipment from operating.
  4. Add extra chlorine to the pool to prevent contamination.

After the storm:

  1. Do not empty the pool. If it seems to be necessary to drain the pool, you should seek professional advice.
  2. Remove large objects by hand and use a skimmer net to remove smaller debris from the pool. Do not use the pool’s equipment to vacuum debris, it may plug the pluming.
  3. Be sure that electrical devices are dry before turning circuit breakers on. If they have been exposed to water, they should be checked by a professional.
  4. Clean the filter and run the system 24 hours a day until the water returns to its clarity, then reset the time clock for a normal daily cycle.
  5. Check the overall operation of the pool system for a few days after the storm to assure that everything is working properly.
  6. Balance the pool water chemistry and check it carefully over several days.
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