THINK YOU HAVE A LEAK? FIND OUT IF YOU DO

THINK YOU HAVE A LEAK? FIND OUT IF YOU DO

The Bucket Test is a self-reliant test that you can do on your own to indicate whether you have a leak in your pool.

  • Tie the bucket to a handrail so it doesn't get knocked over. If you need to weigh the bucket down with a heavy object, make sure that the object absorbs the water before marking the bucket. The water levels do not have to be the same.
  • The test will determine if the water level in the pool goes down more from its mark than the bucket does from its mark
  • We recommend running the test with the pump off for 24 hours and then running the test with the pump on for 24 hours. The results will help you identify where the leak might be
  • Do not add water or backwash the filter during the test
  • Do not allow swimming during this time
  • Do not let your dog drink out of the bucket
  • The bucket test should only be done on clear nights. If it rains, the pool test isn't effective. So, make sure you check the weather forecast