By high, we mean potential swimming pool and spa repair costs, and by dry … well, when you lose the water in the vessel, enough said. A proper pool inspection must include a leak detection. it’s easy for a seller to throw a hose in a pool and it’s filled when you come to see the house, but when they’re out and you’re in, the water levels can reveal costly issues and a surprise that could have been avoided with a simple leak detection.

We’ve been impressing this on home inspectors for years, a swimming pool should include a 300 point pool inspection with a proper leak detection. Pool have the potential to lose water in pipes and plumbing, in separations where plastics protrude through the shell and areas that may have had previous repair attempts using epoxies. The reality is, if these leaks go undiscovered, the homeowner could be on the line for a big repair bill on something they weren’t informed about. An easy fix with a leak detection.

Water carries a lot of weight, at almost eight and a half pounds per gallon, that pressure pushes out of cracks and leaks and gives off a clearly audible sound, when using sensitive hydrophones to hear it. leakTronics underwater microphones, the equipment we both use and manufacture, give technicians a clear view of where a pool is losing water and can verify any damage that needs repair, or needs to be noted before a home buyer takes the keys to the house.

A proper leak detection can be performed without diving into the pool. In as little as 45 minutes, a pool can be completely verified as leaking, or not, and with the added benefit of knowing exactly where offending leaks occur so the home buyer can rest assured they know what they are inheriting with the purchase of the home and swimming pool.

Know before you take the plunge into that new home with it’s backyard retreat and avoid the unexpected. Call CalTech today to have a proper leak detection performed and get ready to enjoy that Southern California sunshine in your new pool. Call 818-436-2953 today.