Leak Detection

Confident enough to guarantee

Finding swimming pool and spa leaks can be a very complicated process and not all leak detection companies are equal. There is a lot to consider before hiring a company to locate a leaking problem in your pool. H2Operations has over 10 years experience finding and repairing swimming pool and spa leaks in the Bay Area. Our experience and success rate enables us to offer one of the best guarantees in the business.

IF YOUR POOL IS LEAKING AND H2OPERATIONS DOES NOT FIND IT, YOU DON’T PAY! No other company we are aware of is confident enough to have such a guarantee.

Once a pool is determined to have a leak, a detection needs to be performed in order to diagnose the exact cause and location of the leak source. Here are some proven methods we use to detect a leak:


  • This process involves the induction of water and air pressure into the pool plumbing to determine if there is a compromise in the line that is causing water loss. The pressure in the line is monitored by a gauge. Once testing pressure is reached (approx. 15psi (1 Bar)), the gauge is watched for loss of pressure, which would indicate a line compromise. Once a line is found to be leaking, sophisticated electronic leak location gear is used to determine the exact location of the underground leak.
  • Using a highly concentrated leak locating dye that enables the user to track the flow moving water, the entire structure of the pool is inspected for compromises in the finish that may lead to water loss. This includes highly suspect areas such as light and main drain niches, around return fittings, skimmer throats, and any visual structural anomalies such as cracks.
  • 1. With your pool at normal operating level, place a bucket on the top step of the pool. It is imperative that you use a sound bucket that holds water.
    2. Fill the bucket with water to approximately 1-2 inches from the top. Mark this level with a piece of tape. This will determine the amount of water loss due to evaporation.
    3. Mark the water level of the pool on the outside of the bucket. This will determine the total amount of water loss, (potential) leak and evaporation.
    4. After 24 hours, compare the two levels. If the pool water (the outside mark) goes down more than the inside water level, your pool most likely has a leak. If you subtract the loss from inside the bucket from the loss on the outside of the bucket, you can determine how much water you are loosing as a direct result of the leak.

Our Contact Info

We operate in Sonoma and Marin County
 (415) 839-7503
 (415) 839-8667

Areas We Service

Healdsburg | San Rafael | Novato | Santa Rosa | Kentfield | Fairfax | San Anselmo | Tiburon
Mill Valley | Sausalito | Ross | Larkspur | Greenbrae | Petaluma | Cotati | Rohnert Park
Glen Ellen | Sonoma

Sonoma and Marin County