Being a pool owner requires regular maintenance and repairs, and if you don’t know what to look for before things get bad, you could end up with costly pool repairs later on down the road.
The regular pool cleaning that you perform is necessary but it isn’t enough to prevent common issues that can arise.
Some common pool repairs that you may encounter include leaking skimmers, pool cleaner clogs, filter issues, a faulty heater, pump leaks, and possible chemical problems. The latter is common with balancing pH levels.
Common Pool Repairs
If you notice a leak, make sure to check your skimmer first. Skimmer leaks are the easiest to find because the leakage will stop once the water has reached the bottom of the skimmer. To check for this, you’ll have to turn your pump off or close the skimmer valves and run the pump on the drain only. Be aware that it’s common for separation to occur on the skimmer faceplate, and that skimmers can also leak through sidewall cracks where debris collects.
Pool Cleaner Clog
Branches, leaves, and even pool toys can get caught up in your pool cleaner. If these objects get stuck or clog the hose, it’ll prevent the equipment from working properly or could make it fail. You will either have to fix this problem yourself or call a professional. If ignored the debris in your pool could get into other systems and damage those.
If your pool water appears cloudy or not as clean as usual, you may need a filter media replacement. If debris is passing into your pool, then the filter cartridge is probably the issue. Your worst-case scenario would be a leaking pool filter. A leaking pool filter can be dangerous because they’re under such high pressure. If you notice a leak, call a company that specializes in pool repairs immediately to have it fixed.
Just like the rest of your pool’s systems, you need to have regular services done on your pool heater to make sure that it is working correctly and safely. Any issues with your heater could mean that the pressure switch won’t engage and cut off heat from the pool. A malfunctioning pool heater could result from a dirty filter as well as a clogged impeller. You should also inspect the circuits, fuses, pilots, and the thermostat if you experience a loss of heat.
If you believe that there is a leak in your pump, the most common area for such leakage is the emerging pipe. When a shaft seal blows, your pump will leak down the bottom of the seal plate. You’ll also want to note if you have an older pool pump. If so, it may be time to replace it because the material will develop stress cracks.
Your Pool’s pH
If you’re experiencing irritation after swimming or you’ve noticed your pool looking a little green, this could mean that the pH level of your pool is off. The pH level of your pool should be between 7.2 and 7.6; it is the safest and is also what our bodies can handle. Maintaining this pH range will help prevent algae growth and irritation to your body.
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