Swimming pools can leak in a number of places. Structural leaks are fairly common, as are leaks from the skimmer, the drains, and the return lines. If you have a leak, such as a leaking pool pump, you’ll need pool service Miami as soon as possible to fix the problem. Here are some of the most common types of swimming pool leak repairs we provide for homeowners.
Repairing Gunite Pools
Gunite is a common choice of material for backyard in-ground swimming pools. This porous material is composed of a mixture of cement, water, and sand. It can be molded into just about any shape, making it a good choice for pools with an oblong or irregular shape. The gunite is applied over a rebar framework, with a water barrier between the gunite itself and the actual pool water. The plaster used in gunite pools is prone to cracking, generally from seasonal changes like freezing and thawing. You can prevent this by winterizing your pool.
Vinyl Liner Crack Repairs
Pools with vinyl liners, like any pool, can develop a leaking pool pump. The vinyl itself can also crack, allowing pool water to leak out. This usually happens because vinyl degrades naturally over time when it’s exposed to the outside environment. If the leak isn’t fixed right away, water collects behind it, further damaging and warping it.
Fiberglass pools are essentially a prefabricated shell, which is installed in the ground. Fiberglass is incredibly durable, but fiberglass pools can still leak occasionally. If the water level in the pool is lower than the water level in the ground, the entire cracked fiberglass pool shell can begin to float upward. If it’s too low, it may bulge and sink downward. The backfill surrounding the pool may also settle over time, moving the plumbing pipes and potentially causing pipe leaks.
Your swimming pool tile may also need occasional repairs. The tile can crack or break due to gradual ground movement over time, potentially leading to a leak behind the tile. To fix the leak, you may need to remove the original tile. Plaster, grout, and caulking products may be able to patch cracks or fix loose tiles.
At All Florida Pool & Spa Center, we provide a variety of swimming pool leak repair services for homeowners in the Miami area. Whether you have a leaking pool pump, a structural leak, or a suction side plumbing leak, our experienced technicians can help you solve the problem. To find out more, call us any time, or come by our store to check out our selection of DIY pool repair products.