Expert Leak Detection for Pools, Spas, & Fountains


Determining when your pool or spa has sprung a leak or not can be an incredible challenge for the homeowner sometimes. Wind, humidity, and sun exposure here in Central Florida all impact your rate of evaporation. So how do you know for certain your pool is leaking?

Ideal for a wide range of water leak testing from first-time users to leak detection professionals, the LeakTector was designed to embody what customers have come to expect from that type of device: a fast, non-intimidating, lightweight, easy-to-use water loss sensor.

Keep a lookout for these leak warning signs

  1. Water Level Changes

    Dropping water level is the clearest sign a pool is leaking, but it’s important to determine if the water loss is due to evaporation or a leak. Evaporation rates vary depending on wind, air and water temperature, humidity, and other factors. Use our Evaporation Calculator to see the evaporation rate in your area based current weather data. Water loss in excess of that amount indicates that the pool is leaking.

  2. Cracks or Falling Tile

    Because the surrounding ground is becoming unsettled by the presence of excess water, cracks and tile movement are more likely to occur when a pool is leaking. Cracks or gaps in the bond beam may occur as the pool settles farther into the softened ground.

  3. Wet Spots in Yard

    Soft, mushy spots or uneven grass growth around the pool area may indicate a plumbing leak. Erosion due to water movement underground can cause landscaping to shift and sink.

  4. High Water Bills

    Automatic fill devices can hide leaks by keeping the pool filled. If you notice the autofill running constantly or increased water bills it’s time to start investigating for a leak.

  5. Water Under Equipment

    Standing water or corrosion at the pump or around pipes is a sure sign of a leak. Equipment leaks can often be found with just visual inspection.

  6. Air or Dirt Blown Into Pool

    If air or dirt is being pulled into the plumbing system through a leak, you may see that air or dirt being blown into the pool from the returns. This may also cause mysterious gurgling sounds.

  7. Algae Growth

    Continually adding new, untreated water to a leaking pool often leads to fluctuating chemical consumption and algae growth or discoloration. Instead of continuing to treat the water, finding and repairing a leak may be the solution.


If you have determined your pool is currently leaking and are unable to find the leak yourself, Five Star Leak Detection will be happy to come out and find those leaks for you. To ensure you receive an accurate leak detection test, it is recommended you have the pool vacuumed and cleaned beforehand. The pool should also be full at normal operating level.

If you believe your pool, fountain, or spa has sprung a leak, please call (866) 701-5306 to schedule an apoointment.

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