Before hiring someone to perform a swimming leak detection on your pool, ask these important questions:
1. Are they Licensed & Insured? Is their license posted on their website as required by California state law? Here is a link to check on any licensed contractor. If they are not licensed, they're not bonded and insured
2. Do they answer their phones or do you get a voicemail? Partner with a company that is going to be responsive, should problems arise. If you have a problem, do you think they're going to return a message that you left on their voicemail?
3. Do they have a physical address? Fly-by-night companies use P.O. boxes and anonymous mailbox store addresses. And be very careful of fake reviews.
My name is Darren Merlob and I am the owner of Caltech Leak Detection. I am a licensed swimming pool contract in the state of California. I hold a specialty leak detection and associated repair license #969953.
Aside from performing leak detections, I own LeakTronics, a company that manufactures the electronic leak detection equipment that we use daily and sell to thousands of other contractors worldwide. I also own Torque Lock Structural Systems, Inc., a company that manufactures steel staples used in the repair of gunite, shotcrete, and concrete.
I have a training facility here in Southern California, where I teach leak detection for up and coming professionals, worldwide.
I live, eat, and breathe swimming pool leak detection.
Upon performing a recent Woodland Hills leak detection on a pool / spa combo, we were able to narrow the leak down to the line. When we began excavating the area for the repair, we found there were multiple lines in the same trench. This would be a dilemma for most, but not for Caltech.
Caltech Pools has state of the art cameras with LED lights that shine so bright, we were able to locate the leaking pipe by using the camera. The leaking line with the camera head inserted in it is the one that appears to be a different color (peach) than the rest of the lines.
Moral of the story: Specialists in the field use special equipment making their work more accurate than those who do not.