Pipe Pressure Testing
Pressure Testing Pool Piping
Pressure testing pool pipework involves removing the pool eyeball fitting and placing expanding plugs in each outlet of a pipeline. Then air is pumped into the pipeline up to a pressure of 100 kPa. If the pipeline isn’t broken it will hold pressure, and I can move on to the next pipe. However, if the pipe doesn’t hold pressure, it means that the pipe is broken somewhere.
Pool Underground Sonic Leak Detection
If the pressure test confirms that the leak is located in the underground plumbing, I will pin point the location of the leak with my high resolution underground sonic leak detection equipment. This requires quiet and not too windy conditions. The time taken to locate the break can vary greatly, depending on the length and location of the pipe, the depth and ground cover, size of the leak and background noise. Most leaks are located within 4 hours.