Posted on: 23 July 2019
While backyard swimming pools are a great way to beat the summer heat, they have the potential to break down and need repair. Here are some problems you may encounter this summer with your swimming pool.
The filer used for your pool is much more complicated than any other type of filter you have used in the past. These files not only remove physical debris, but dispense special chemicals into the water as it flows through the filter. A failing filter can quickly cause a noticeable problem with the quality of your water. It may change color, become cloudy, and not look very appealing for taking a dip in.
Water Level Problems
Evaporation is a problem that you cannot avoid with an outdoor swimming pool. The heat from the sun shines down on the pool all day long, and water will eventually evaporate into the air. The water level will gradually drop over time, but you should be concerned if the water levels drop quickly. You could have a leak somewhere in the pool liner where water is escaping the pool, or a leak in your filtration equipment where water is escaping through pipes.
Leaks are easy to diagnose, but very difficult to repair correctly. You likely identified the leak because the water levels stopped dropping, which help pinpoint the leak to a specific height in the pool. Bring in a professional to repair it if it reaches this point.
Pool Liner Problems
If you do not already have a leak in the pool that is causing water levels to drop, you may have unsightly surface damage that can lead to a leak in the future. Any pool that uses a liner can experience tears that will eventually let water out. It may not happen immediately, but it will as the tear continues to grow.
Thankfully, there are a variety of ways to fix surface damage to a pool liner. Repairs can even be made while the water levels are above the location of where the damage is located. If there is major surface damage, you'll need to reduce the water levels so that the repair can be made to a dry surface.
If you think you can use a DIY kit to make the repair, know that the fix may only be temporary. It is worth reaching out to a professional pool contractor to repair the damage for you. This is the best way to ensure that the damage has been repaired in a permanent way that will not lead to more damage in the future.
For more information, contact local professionals like those found at Clear Pools Maintenance Inc.Share