leak detection


Active member
Jun 5, 2008
Has anybody hired a leak detection company to find a leak underground? How accurate where they.
We have a leak in a spa line under a concrete slab.


LifeTime Supporter
Jun 7, 2008
Cincinnati, OH
We just went through it last week, fun, huh?

We are new pool owners (Came with the new house). We had approx 1 inch water loss per day, and had 3 pool companies who claim to do "leak service" out. 2 could not do a thing and 1 (the one most highly recommended) said we had a "pressure side leak" but could not tell us where or how to fix, etc.

I called American Leak Detection, and it turned out our leak was around inlets and they were able to fix our problem. They did a very thorough inspection, gassed all the lines and dove into the pool to inspect the gunite and all the usual spots, it skimmers, lights, drains, inlets, etc. I was convined that we had a leak in our spa line also, and it turned out not to be the case. It was expensive, I think $180 p/hour. :( And they were at our pool for 3 hours. He probably could have been done in 2 hours, but had some problems gassing the jets in our spa. I was very impressed and they solved our problem. It was also evident to me that American Leak Detection has more experience with pools than the pool service companies I hired first.

I mentioned before that I was convinced it was in the pressure lines to the spa, as it turns out the leak detection rep was very familiar with the way our pool builder runs plumbing, I called the builder after and he as right which eliminated the issue as I thought.

Good luck, I hope its a easy fix.... keep us informed to how it turns out