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We offer several types of training to help you learn the foundational science of leak detection and assure the successful development of your leak detection abilities. For more information about our training philosophy, jump down to the bottom of this page.
For most of our customers (who already have a basic understanding of swimming pool operation) the resources we offer at no cost on our website have provided the foundational information needed to begin finding leaks successfully. This material is presented in self-paced slide shows and videos that include diagrams and photos. You or your technicians can page through this information at your own pace and refer back to it anytime a refresher is necessary. We also have a staff of experienced leak problem solvers available for telephone consultation at any time during the business day. We can answer your questions while you are looking through the online material or while you are in the field at a tough job. All of this information is available to you at no charge.
The Basic Leak Detection Process:
We provide full-day training courses at our facilities in St. Paul, MN if you would prefer a more immersive approach to training. These training courses include a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on training with equipment in a laboratory environment. A sample schedule for the day is below. This schedule can be tailored to the interests of the group.
8:30: Welcome and Introductions
9:00: Gathering Information - Classroom
10:15: Hydrophone - Hands On
10:30: Leakalalyzer - Hands On
10:45: Leakalyzer 101 - Classroom
11:15: Leakalyzer - Job Examples
11:30: Pressure Testing - Classroom
12:15: Pressure Testing - Hands On
12:30: Lunch (provided)
1:00: Pinpoint Plumbing Leaks - Classroom
1:30: Pinpoint Plumbing Leaks - Hands On
2:30: Structural Leaks - Classroom
2:45: LeakTrac - Classroom
3:00: LeakTrac - Hands On
3:30: Repair - Classroom
3:45: Review + Q&A
4:00: Case Studies
The cost for this full day course is $500/person. Additional employees from the same company can be sent for a discounted rate of $250/person. Courses are scheduled every few months, see below for upcoming dates:
If none of the above dates work with your schedule, contact us at 651-484-1316 to discuss other options.
For a more customized and intensive expereience, one of our field-experienced trainers can come to your site to facilitate instruction for your group of technicians. Such an event provides the opportunity not only for a classroom presentation of the foundational information, but also hands-on training with applicable equipment and the opportunity for actual field work (at a leak job you have set up). These programs are custom scheduled and priced accordingly, but generally run 1-2 days and incur a per day cost plus travel expenses. Please call us at 651-484-1316 to discuss details.
We teach educational seminars at select trade shows throughout the year. Keep an eye on our Calendar page for upcoming opportunities.
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Over the years, we have helped thousands of pool professionals add leak detection to their arsenal of services. We’d like to be your partner in leak detection success as well!
We believe that leak detection is a science that can be learned by anyone. It involves following a logical step by step problem solving procedure, understanding a few basic natural laws (physics) related to the tests performed, and having functional/technical knowledge on how to operate equipment that will be used in the process. Our training is designed to not only help you find leaks but to have the foundational understanding to know why you did.
Your ability to apply this foundational knowledge to the particular types of leak problems in your area is where experience comes in and why some describe the process as an "art." An experienced technician of any kind looks "artistic" because they understand the environment in which they work and can establish short-cuts and techniques that perfect their application of the fundamentals. The "artistic" aspect of leak detection cannot be taught. There is no replacement for practice, growth, and development in your own environment. We have found that around the world there is a great variety in pool construction, soil conditions, climate, business practices, etc. The "go-to" tools and favored techniques vary not only by region of the country but by individuals within that region. We want to help you fully understand the fundamentals so that you can develop your own "artistic" abilities with good form.