About LeakTronics 2018-10-09T14:11:57+00:00

Made in house, LeakTronics brand Leak Detection Equipment innovates the traditional tools and methods of Leak Detection with equipment manufactured to the technical aspects and durability required for working with modern day pool and plumbing equipment.

For discovering swimming pool and plumbing leaks wherever they happen: below slabs, in cement, gunite, shotcrete, vinyl liners, in homes, pools, spas, fountains and any type of plumbing that carries water or fluid; LeakTronics equipment guarantees detection with precise and accurate results, Every Time.

LeakTronics founder, Darren Merlob began with a pool service business in 1989. Located in Florida and starting out with only a few pools on a service route, Darren grew his local business – American Pool Resurfacing – to become one of the most profitable and reputable professional pool renovation companies in South Florida.

In his work, Darren grew frustrated with results from traditional crack repair methods (including epoxy injection and re-bar) and he developed a revolutionary technique for repairing structural cracks using what is now the patented Torque Lock Compression Staple and Stitching Method.

(Link to patent: https://patents.google.com/patent/US20150068154A1/en)

The Torque-Lock Staple was the first of Darren’s many proven innovations and is now distributed and trusted worldwide as the single best method to repair and stabilize cracks in pools, foundations, sea walls, statues, retaining walls and buildings and literally hundreds of other concrete based structures.

American Pools was Darren Merlob's early pool company in Florida
The LBJ library fountain, repaired by Austech Pools.

As opportunities came to light, Darren reached out to new business and relocated his home office to Texas; starting Austech Pools.  With his new technologies and methods for inspection and repair, Darren’s business grew in a ten-fold, specializing in leak detection, pool and concrete repair. The Torque Lock Staple and Darren’s installation works were called on to repair some of Texas’ most cherished monuments, including the LBJ Memorial Fountain (as seen in the adjacent photo.)

In short order, Austech Pools became the most relied on leak detection and pool repair service company in central Texas.

Darren was offered a request to sell the company as a whole to another entrepreneur. Yearning to continue his invention of devices that have ultimately revolutionized the leak detection industry, Darren moved again. This time it was to Los Angeles, California where LeakTronics was born. Since the company’s inception, Darren has developed a growing line of Leak Detection equipment that goes above and beyond the traditions of antiquated tools that have plagued the industry for years. Using modern technologies like “Phantom Power,” and uni-directional and omni-directional hydrophones have set LeakTronics equipment far ahead of other manufacturers.

LeakTronics equipment, and award winning online training, have become a staple in the leak detection industry for technicians, plumbers and people who want to have, or enhance their career in professional leak detection.

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