Pool leak repair FAQ

Straight answers for when your pool is losing water and you need a solution fast. 

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What Central Florida areas do you serve?

We repair pool leaks all across Central Florida, including Orlando, Apopka, Winter Garden, Winter Park, Maitland, Longwood, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Oviedo, Dr. Phillips, Kissimmee, and many other neighborhoods in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Volusia, and Lake counties.

How can I tell if water loss is evaporation vs. a leak?

Due to the natural evaporation process, some water loss is unavoidable. This is completely normal, so no need to worry! In an unheated pool with no water features, you should expect to lose approximately ¼” of water per day through evaporation. However, if you’re losing more than ¼” of water daily, a leak may be to blame. If you’re heating your pool or running water features, we recommend turning everything off for a few days to get an accurate measurement.

Not sure how to measure your water loss? Check out our guide for step-by-step instructions.

How will you find my pool leak?

An expertly-trained leak detection technician will conduct a thorough inspection of your pool equipment, structure, and plumbing with both above-ground and in-water examinations.

Equipment: While Aaron’s does not specialize in equipment repair, we will identify any leaks or problems occurring at or around the pump and give you a detailed report of items to be repaired by their pool service company or trusted pool store.

Structure: Our technicians will jump into your pool and investigate every nook and cranny. If there’s a leak, we’ll find it! Most of the time, the leaks we find will be immediately fixable and we’ll do that too, for no additional charge. If your leak does require a more extensive repair, we’ll give you a reasonable quote or refer you to a trusted local pro who can get the job done right.

Plumbing: Our technicians will test your pool’s plumbing systems and if a leak is identified, a specialist will come out for no additional charge to pinpoint the exact location.

How can I prevent pool leaks?

Proper maintenance is the key to getting maximum enjoyment from your pool. Here are some things you can do to keep your pool in tip-top shape:

  1. Regularly inspect and maintain your pool pump. Keep your pool clear of debris with regular vacuuming and skimming.
  2. Replace your pool care tools as needed to avoid causing damage with sharp edges.
  3. Avoid planting bushes and trees near your pool plumbing, and keep an eye on existing trees to ensure the root system doesn’t interfere with pipes.

Do I have to drain my pool for a repair?

No need to worry about draining your pool. We actually need it filled to the normal level to conduct a proper inspection. While some construction repairs do require a partial draining of your pool, those special preparations will be communicated to you if such a repair is deemed necessary.

My water line keeps dropping below the halfway point of the skimmer face. Do I have a leak?

No! Truth is, most pools are only water-tight up to the fill line. If you’re overfilling your pool, it will naturally drain down to this level, but it doesn’t mean you have a leak.

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