We warrant our leak detections for 45 days from the day the leak detection is performed provided that our customers approve the necessary repairs to be performed by us. If another company other than CKPOOLS is hired to perform the repairs then we are unable to provide a warranty on the leak detection.
Please note: It is the customer's responsibility to notify us if the pool continues to leak after any recommended repairs have been completed.
We recommend performing this test before spending money on a swimming pool leak detection.
Bucket Test: This is a simple test where a bucket is placed on the top step in a swimming pool. Many pool service companies will fill the water in the bucket to the same level as the pool. We like for the bucket to be filled to within an inch of the top with water. This higher water level in the bucket will help prevent it from floating away.
Once the bucket is filled to within an inch of the top with water, the water level inside the bucket should be marked. The outside of the bucket should then be marked to the water level of the swimming pool.
Run the pool equipment under normal operation for 24 hrs. to see if there is a greater change in the pool water level then the change in water level inside the bucket. If the change in water level in the pool is more than the change in the water level in the bucket, then the pool is losing more water than is caused by evaporation.
1. Testing for Leaks: We perform a leak detection on your swimming pool for a flat rate. The rate for leak detection includes the leak detection only, all repairs are quoted separately. We will determine where your swimming pool is leaking and give you a quote for a repair of the leaks we find.
2. Leak Repair: Upon receiving approval of the quoted repair cost, we will perform the pool leak repair typically within a few business days.
Usually we can find and fix a leaking pool with one leak detection. However there are cases where a swimming pool has more than one underground plumbing leak and a secondary leak detection is needed. In this scenario we may not discover the secondary leak if it is small until the primary plumbing leak has been repaired and the plumbing lines have been pressurized to verify if they hold water.
Every time we perform an underground plumbing repair the line is retested to ensure no additional leaks exist on that specific line upon completion of the repair.
CKPOOLS can perform equipment upgrades & repair as needed on all types of inground swimming pools most places in the Houston area.
Quotes over the phone are for a standard installation. Special circumstances will require us to perform a service call to evaluate your pool and make an appropriate quote to fit your needs.
For Houston residents we provide diagnosis and repair of all common pool equipment items including:
Most of our pool repair service calls to Houston homeowners are $99 for a diagnosis.
Pumps: We can install energy efficient pumps (which have become very popular in Houston). We can also sometimes optimize a pump's settings to be better paired to your filter and water features.
Filters: We can upgrade you to the latest filtration methods such as a hybrid filter. A better filter can allow you to run your equipment for less time, saving on electricity.
Sweeps or Cleaners: We can upgrade or replace your worn out cleaner and make sure it is properly installed and fitted for your pool. This can make all the difference in its performance. We also can help you convert a suction sweep to a pressure sweep such as a Polaris.
Equipment Sets: We can install a new pad and set of equipment to upgrade your circulation and filtration to the performance and electrical efficiency of a new swimming pool.
Ozonators: Houston pool owners can now go virtually chlorine free with an ozonator. We recommend ozonators over a salt system or choosing a saltwater pool unless you just love the way the saltwater feels and that is worth the salt water system trade-offs to you.
Saltwater Systems: We can install the latest in saltwater systems. Very popular in the Houston area! This includes systems that we clean themselves (very helpful for prolonging life and efficiency) through reverse osmosis and can be controlled via a computerized control system.
We can repair most types of damage to pool decks, surfaces, and walls. To renovate your pool and surfaces, browse our Houston remodeling services.
A full leak detection includes pressure testing the lines, dye testing, and diving in the swimming pool with a scuba tank to check cracks, drains and pool returns.