Pool Leak Repair Illinois
The moment that you find a leak in your swimming pool can be a horrendous experience. And the issue is, leaks can occur even if your pool is well maintained. At Southern Illinois Epoxy, we address the root cause of different types of leaks so that your family can enjoy the pool once again.
Sometimes, the signs of a leaking pool are not obvious. If there is standing water near the pool or equipment pad, that is a sure sign there is something wrong. Here are more subtle signs of a leaking swimming pool:
The pool loses more than ¼” of water a day, abnormal water consumption, algae growth, water discoloration, inconsistent or abnormal chemical levels, loose tiles, cracked cement, strange gurgling sounds, water corrosion around pumps, and soggy soil.
Leakage can be caused by mechanical issues, structural damage, plumbing issues, or normal wear and tear. We address the root cause and refinish the pool to ensure that the leak is thoroughly repaired.
It is critical to act fast upon noticing the leak as it can seep into the ground and damage the surrounding property. Additionally, if the leak is left unrepaired it can cause more damage to the pool, and even increase the cost of utilities and the repair itself. A leak can waste almost 1,000 gallons a day, you can only imagine that kind of water bill.
Pool Leak Repair
Repairing a pool leak is a thorough job:
- Drain Pool
- Prepare the Pool’s Surface
- Remove Surface Layers
- Prime the Pool
- Address the Leaks
- Apply Another Coat
- Apply Polyaspartic Topcoat
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After the leaks are waterproofed with the rubber material, more coats of liquid rubber polyurethane are applied. More coats are necessary to provide additional security and sealant to the leaks. The additional coats also act as a barrier between the rubber material used to repair the leaks and the water from the swimming pool.
More coats also provide a better foundation and structure for the surface of your swimming pool. The test of time is the best way to test the durability and strength of this procedure, which historically lasts up to 10 years.
Finish With The Top Coat
To finish the job off, we apply a polyaspartic topcoat. This coat is shiner and provides a better color payoff compared to the composition of the previous coats. It also cures quicker and can withstand harsh weather conditions just as well, if not better than the polyurethane.
Also, the topcoat is compatible with chlorine and saltwater pools. This step is the final touch in repairing and transforming your family’s swimming pool.
Why Resurfacing is the Most Effective Form of Leak Repair
Resurfacing your pool is the most thorough way to address leaks. Especially if the source of the leaks is deeply entrenched cracks, resurfacing is a permanent fix. Temporary fixes like pool putty, pool patches, and vinyl pool skimmers only cover up the leak rather than addressing the problem at the source.
Although the permanent solution of pool resurfacing is more expensive up front, it may be cheaper in the long-run when compared to the water bills and cost of fixing the intensified issue and cause of the leak due to the temporary repair. Costs tend to rack up quickly with temporary solutions.
Benefits of Fixing Pool Leaks
First and foremost, we provide a thorough leak repair that ensures the cause and root of the leak is taken care of. There are both practical and aesthetic benefits to resurfacing your pool in the light of leaks. In addressing the leaks, you also have the ability to update your family’s swimming pool. Whether the color of the pool is dingy, you are bored of the color after 10 years, the tile is worn, or you simply want an update, we can provide that for you during the pool leak repair service. Who wouldn’t want to kill 2 birds with 1 stone?
With various colors and textures in the coatings, tile, or other aggregate, you can transform your pool into a truly personalized and updated entertainment space and an entirely changed backyard.
If you notice that cracked cement or other surface issues are the cause of your pool’s leak, then Southern Illinois Epoxy is the repairman for you. With over 15 years of experience in professional coating, we are well seasoned in how to get the best result.
We can undertake any project or leak and transform it into a simple, straightforward, and stress-free project. Your budget is our priority and your quality will not be compromised. Contact us today!