If it rains, repeat test when it stops raining. The test is not valid after 24 hours.
Evaporation will occur at the same rate regardless of the area of water. A bucket will lose a quarter inch
of water as fast as a swimming pool, spa or fountain, loses a quarter inch of water. If the pool, spa or fountain is leaking, Aquaman Leak Detection can expertly determine if the leak is in the structure, plumbing, or accessories, and isolate the leak to minimize the required repair expense.
If your pool, spa or fountain is losing a half an inch a day, it could be evaporation, or it could be a leak. A quarter inch per day is most likely to be evaporation. The evaporation rate in your area will depend on humidity, sunlight intensity, barometric pressure, wind, as well as the amount of use (people) in the pool, spa or fountain.
Preparing for a service call
When calling for service, you may be asked how many inches of water your pool or spa is losing per day.
Be ready with the information by performing the bucket test. If you don’t know how much water your pool, spa or fountain is losing per day, you may be asked to perform the bucket test to determine if your pool, spa or fountain is leaking or if it is losing water due to evaporation.