The Bucket Test

The Bucket Test is the one of the easiest and most common ways to determine if you have a leak in your pool! If you have any questions on the bucket test, or need any help, please don’t hesitate to call us!

What You’ll Need:

?A bucket that will fit on the top step of your pool
?A permanent marker or duct tape

How to Perform the Bucket Test:

?Fill the bucket up 3/4 of the way with pool water and set it on one of the top steps of the pool. Do NOT fully immerse the bucket.
?When the water is still, use a permanent marker or duct tape to mark the water level on the inside of the bucket and on the outside of the bucket.
?Let your pool pump run normally, but turn off the auto-fill feature if you have one.
?Do not swim in the pool for the next 24 hours.
?After 24 hours, compare the water levels inside and outside the bucket. If the water level outside the bucket has dropped more than the water level inside the bucket, you most likely have a leak. It’s time to contact Pool Authority right away!

Call us now at 813-948-7013