Having your swimming pool is great. You have something that brings people together, and you always have a good time. Heavy use, weather change, exposure to the sun, water, and chemicals are all bound to affect your swimming pool. Eventually, you’ll see signs of wear, and your pool would need professional repairs. Here are some signs that your swimming pool needs repair.
- The lights don’t work so you can’t swim at night. Fixing or replacing lights on your swimming pool is not as simple as changing a light bulb in the rest of your house. It can be dangerous due to the combination of water and electricity.
- If you have a concrete pool and start seeing cracks, don’t wait for things to become a significant problem. Cracks could be a sign of pool leaks, which means water is wasted and could erode the soil around the swimming pool leading to more problems.
- If the water in your swimming pool always gets dirty somehow. No matter how often you clean and treat the water, it could be a sign of problems with the pipes. It could be that the filters are blocked and need to be cleaned or replaced. Sometimes it could be a problem with the pool pump not working as it should.
- If your swimming pool has a heater, but the water is still cold or freezing, the heater may not be working. It’s also possible that the heater you are using isn’t the right size, and therefore, cannot heat your pool.
- Over time, the chemicals used to clean the pool and sanitize the water can erode the plaster on the surface of the swimming pool. You may start seeing discoloration or peeling plaster.
Like most things, it’s better to address issues with your swimming pool when you see them. It can be tempting to DIY the repairs and save money, but it’s not safe for you. And if you do an inferior job, it can cost you more money, in the long run, to get professional repairs done.
When you hire a professional pool service, you can be sure that they will do a thorough job of checking not only your swimming pool but also your pool equipment. They can identify minor problems, as well as potentially bigger ones, and can advise you on the best steps to take. With professional pool repairs, you can be sure to enjoy your swimming pool for a long time.
Inground Swimming Pool Repair
Cracks in your concrete inground pool can either be surface or structural cracks. Surface cracks don’t usually go below the plaster finish and won’t cause leaks though you might have problems with algae growth. Cracks in the plaster of the swimming pool can be patched when they’re small. In the worst-case scenario, you’d have to replaster the entire surface of the swimming pool.
Structural cracks, on the other hand, would cause leaks. You might not even see the cracks right away, but you might notice that you’re adding more water all the time.
When this happens, it’s essential to find the crack as soon as possible and fix them. Poor construction or low-quality materials can cause structural cracks. Natural calamities like an earthquake can also cause your pool to crack.
Swimming Pool Heater Repair
Pool heaters are so important, and yet they are often overlooked. When you have a pool heater, your swimming pool’s temperatures are always comfortable for both kids and the elderly. When the weather drops, you would still be able to use your pool. Here are some problems that may occur with your heater:
- The heater won’t ignite
- Inadequate or no heat
- The heater turns on and off
- Unusual sounds
Cartridge Filter Cleaning
Pool cartridge filters make cleaning and maintenance easy. The pool cartridge itself is easy to clean, and when it’s time, it’s also easy to replace. You’ll know it’s time to clean the cartridge filters when you look at the pressure gauge. If the reading is eight to 10 psi above the starting pressure, it’s time to clean them. The other times you need to clean them would be after heavy use, after a rainstorm, and as part of treating the pool for an algae bloom.
Leak Detection and Repair
Leaks in your swimming pool are not always obvious. Before checking for actual leaks, make sure that you aren’t just losing water due to natural evaporation. Check your filter system, including the pump, filter, heater, chlorinator, among other pool equipment.
If you suspect cracked underground pipes, it’s better to call in the professionals. After all, there might be more than just one source of the leak, and professional pool technicians are better equipped to find and fix them.
Swimming pool maintenance can be overwhelming, especially if you want to enjoy swimming rather than worrying about the upkeep. We are experts at maintenance and repairs. If you suspect any problems or would just like routine maintenance to avoid them, schedule a consultation with us!