Q: What types of leaks can Benson Leak Detection locate?
A: Our service works for both structural or plumbing leaks in vinyl-lined, gunite (concrete) or fiberglass pools; both residential and commercial.
Q: I’m not sure my pool is leaking but it seems like I’m filling it more often than usual.
A: It can be hard to tell if you are losing a small amount of water and sometimes one may think it’s evaporation. Rainfall can make it seem like the pool is not leaking. With our modern, high tech equipment we can tell in a short time if you actually have a leak.
Q: I don’t see water around my pool but I know it’s leaking….where could the water be going?
A: It would take a massive leak to show up on the surface of your yard. The earth can absorb a huge amount of water so it’s unlikely to show up that easily.
Q: How does Benson find the leaks?
A: We’ve been in the pool business for almost 60 years so we have extensive knowledge of how pools are constructed and what questions to ask. With our state-of-the-art Leak Detection equipment we will track your leak down – even the tiniest leaks can’t hide.
Q: My pool leaked all summer and now I want to winterize it and maybe look for the problem in the spring. Is that OK?
A: You must (at the very least) determine where the leak is. If it’s leaking through the “pool tank” and not in the piping, it may empty completely over the winter causing extensive damage to the liner and pool walls or to the concrete (gunite) shell. Such a leak must be repaired before winter while the water is clear and there are no leaves in the pool. And warm enough to dive / make repairs.
Q: How long does it take you to find an average leak?
A: Typically we will find most leaks in 2-3 hours. Our service is based on a flat-rate fee so you don’t have to worry about escalating costs during our search