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Pool and Spa

Signs of a leak

  • Bubbles in your water return lines
  • Visible structural cracks in your pool
  • Abnormal water loss, more than ¼” or ½” per day
  • Constant necessity to add water
  • A pump that will not, or frequently loses, its prime
  • Soggy spots on the ground around your pool.
  • Higher than normal water bills
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Test for a leak

The Bucket Test

For the bucket test, which is commonly used to detect pool leaks, place a bucket in your pool on a seat or step and fill it to the same level of the water in your pool. After 24 hours without swimming in your pool, come back and check the water levels inside and outside the bucket. If the water levels are the same, your water loss in your pool is caused by normal use, wind, and evaporation. If the water inside the bucket is noticeable at a higher level than the water level on the outside of the bucket, you likely have a leak.

Home and Irrigation

Signs of a Leak

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  • Constant sound of running water
  • Mold or mildew growth outside or inside your house
  • Stained walls or ceilings
  • Higher than normal water bills
  • Hot spots on your floor
  • Wet or moist floors
  • Noticeable drop in water pressure
  • Unusual and persistent odors

Irrigation

  • Browned or dying patches of lawn
  • Abnormal puddling of water
  • Mold or mildew growth on the outside of your house
  • Higher than normal water bills
  • Sinkholes in your lawn or soil

Test for a leak

Check your water meter

The water meter test can be used to determine if you have a leak at your home. For this test, turn off all faucets, water-using appliances, and outlets. Then, examine your water meter. There should be no movement of the water meter’s foot dial. After half an hour, if you notice that the dial has moved, you have a leak.

Pressure Test

To conduct a pressure test at your home, attach a pressure gauge to a faucet or valve in your water system, then open that faucet or valve. You will now see the needle on the pressure gauge jump to the current pressure your house is running on. Now shut off the water to your house by turning off the water supply valve. Return to your pressure gauge, and if it ends up losing pressure, you might have a water leak, as the pressure is being lost from somewhere. If your pressure gauge does not lose pressure, go inside to a bathroom faucet and turn it on. Now return to your pressure gauge to validate that the pressure has dropped. If the pressure doesn't drop, you have attached your pressure gauge to an isolated line not connected to your house's main water supply. These are just a few steps you can take to figure out if you have a potential leak before hiring a professional to identify the leak’s specific location for you.

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    Pegasus was extremely professional and helpful. They answered all of our questions. Great customer service.

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    Pegasus' tech guy came out today on Valentines Day! Me and my boyfriends plans got ruined with a flooding living room. Grateful these guys were able to help us out today.

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    Gave pegasus leak detection a call and phil actually was able to come after I got off work which was cool. He found the leak and I thought he was very professional. Thanks again Phil.

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    Couldn't find the leak in my pool using the dye method. They came and found quickly. Very happy with the service.

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    I found Phillip to be very professional and courteous. He did an extremely thorough job of analyzing and then explaining the problem and possible fixes. I have NO problem recommending him to anyone. My job puts me in the position to be asked for referrals on a regular basis so, he is now my Go To Guy for these types of incidents.

    Robert C.
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