Leaks are common in an above ground pool. The common causes are water evaporation or problems within the different parts of the pool. The best way to detect a leak in an above ground pool is to monitor the water level every day. Follow the steps below to troubleshoot and fix a leak in your pool.
Find the area where the water is leaking. Inspect all the items such as the drain pipes, pool lights and ladder.
Drain the pool to the level where the leak is visible or dive in and run your hands over the vinyl lining of the pool to find the leak. Fix a small leak with a vinyl patch kit. However, if the leak is in the liner itself and is large or beyond ordinary repair, call a professional pool repair service.
Fill any visible leak on the outer wall of the pool with a special rubber gap filler designed to seal any cavity. Other options include using a rubber based sealer or a pool repair putty mixture to fix any obvious leaks.
Replace the filter of your above ground pool if it seems to be the cause of leakage. Apply water resistant putty to any leak found between the pool wall and the skimmer. If the conduit pipes or their valves are loose and adding to the leakage problem, use a caulking material, epoxy or a silicone based gel to fix the pipes.