top of page
The Bucket Test
Use this simple at home test to determine if your pool has a leak. All you need to diagnose your pools condition is a bucket and a marker.
Step 1 :
Make sure your pool is at its normal level.
Step 2 :
Fill up a bucket with water and place it on the first step of your pool, then turn off your pool's pump.
Step 3 :
Use a marker to draw a line denoting the water level on outside of your bucket.
Step 4 :
Turn your pool's pump system back on.
Step 5 :
Wait 24 hours and then remark the water level on the outside of your bucket.
Step 6 :
Remove your bucket from the pool and measure the difference between your two marks.
Upon measurement of your marks, if you find that there is a difference greater than 1/8 of an inch between your marks, we highly reccomend a professional leak detection.
* Please note that your bucket test will not "hold water" if it rains during your 24 testing period
bottom of page