Most cities in and around Central Texas perform water averaging for three of the four winter months of November through February. Unless you address your leak(s) before the averaging, you will be paying for it for the next year. 

Most normal pools lose up to ¼” per day during the Summer months due to evaporation. This results from the combined effect heat and wind have on your pool water. However, If you are losing more than this, you may have a leak that should be addressed. For reference sake, an average backyard pool sized 32’ x 15’ (480 square feet of surface area) that loses 1” of water per day equates to over 100,000 per year! If your pool is larger, such as a neighborhood or apartment pool, the losses will be even greater.

Leaks fall into two categories - structural and plumbing. Structural leaks include cracks in the gunite (pool concrete), separation or gaps around penetrations in the wall/floor such as where the return lines come through the wall, or around lights. Plumbing leaks include equipment leaks, as well as breaks in underground plumbing.

There are things you can do before calling us out. The first and easiest is do a visual inspection of your equipment pad. If there are any wet areas, try to determine if the water is coming from a specific piece of equipment. You can also perform static and dynamic bucket tests to try to distinguish between structural and plumbing leaks. Visit our leak detection page on our website to learn ways to perform these tests as well as determine your pool’s estimated gallonage.

Our technicians have the training and tools to perform leak detection, leak location, and leak repair. If your pool seems to be losing water, contact us to schedule our leak services before the water averaging in your area begins.