Bucket Test
  1. Grab a 5 gallon bucket (or a similar container)Bucket
  2. Fill it about ½ full of water from your pool then set it on the top step of your pool (so that the bottom of the bucket is immersed in your pool’s water.Bucket_water

Tip: You might want to place a heavy object in the bucket to keep it from floating.

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  1. Mark your bucket at the water line on the outside of the bucket (use a piece of tape or a permanent marker).
  2. Mark your bucket at the water line on the inside of the bucket (use a piece of tape or a permanent marker).
  3. After 12 – 24 hours, measure how much space there is between the two marks you made in steps 3 and 4 and the water line on the outside and the inside of the bucket.
  4. If the measurement on the outside of the bucket is noticeably bigger than the measurement from the inside of the bucket, you likely have a leak somewhere in your pool.