Common Pool Repairs

It makes a lot of sense to own a swimming pool. Not only are they an awesome way to cool off during the hot summer months, but if you own a heated pool you can use it year-round to train for races or marathons, or simply stay in shape during the off-season.

Of course, you don’t have to be a world-class athlete to own a heated pool or even a pool ingeneral; most families also have pools to provide hours of entertainment for family and friends—whether it be a backyard BBQ pool party or midnight swim session.

As wonderful as your pool is, unfortunately it will not run perfectly all the time. Sometimes, mechanical issues can arise such as a malfunctioning pump, blocked filter,or faulty lighting.When parts of your pool malfunction,it can be a whole list of potential problems ranging from faulty pool pumps to issues with the filter. Invest in a safety pool cover as an effective preventive measure so nothing can get into the pool when it is not in use and cause potential problems. Here is a simple list of the most common pool repairs that you will most likely encounter if you own a swimming pool.

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  • Faulty pool lights. Having an issue with your pool lights is not an uncommon one for you to encounter, it is among the more common problems. Fortunately, this issue has a simple fix, just replace the light bulb. However, if you continue to experience difficulties with your lights it is a good idea to call a pool repair technician.
  • Pool pump breakdown.Pump difficulties are another common issue. If your pump starts to pull air into the system, it will lose the power—or prime—to move the water. If the pump is working but not moving the water, this means the water is not getting filtered properly. When the water doesn’t move, the pump can overheat and even burn up. It is also possible that leaves and other debris have found their way into the pump; to help prevent this it is wise to invest in a pool pump cover to protect it. If your pool pump is faulty contact a pool repair company.
  • Pool filter problems.If your pool is properly primed, the pool water will flow through your filter. It is important to maintain and clean the filter regularly to keep it working at its optimal level. Backwashing your filter will also clean the filter of debris and improve water flow. Ask your local dealer which filter is best for your pool.
  • Plumbing leak. Leaks in the pool’s plumbing must be taken care of in a timely manner to prevent property damage as well as being on the receiving end of an enormous water bill. Plus, the leak will wreak havoc on your pool’s pH since chemicals are leaking out with water, then being diluted with the new water you are pumping into the pool. Contact a professional to quickly rectify plumbing problems.

A LOOP-LOC pool cover and a simple daily walk around the pool with eyes and ears open can hopefully catch any potential problems before they get out of hand. Be vigilant and safe. The result is endless fun in the sun!