A pool is equipped with plenty of tools that keep it running clean and clear. Like all other kinds of equipment, this can run into problems or malfunctions for a variety of reasons from electrical issues to clogged up pumps. We’re here to cover some of the most common pool equipment repairs that you may face and walk you through each of them.
Leaks can occur in various areas of the pool. The most common spots you might find a leak are in the pool pumps, the skimmers, or the pool filter. If you suspect there is a leak, we recommend checking the skimmers first which can be damaged by colder temperatures or improper installations.
If you discover it is your filter that has a leak, be sure to address this immediately. Issues with drain plugs or caps can be repaired but older tanks may need to be replaced.
Finally, a leaky pump results from the immense pressure that is put on it by the pool as well as the strong chemicals that are being pushed through the system. These will require you to repair any cracks or replace pumps completely if they are worn enough.
Pumps can get clogged if there’s a buildup of leaves and other debris. This can easily happen if you fall behind on pool cleaning or if there was a recent storm. Clogs can be worse in the spring or the fall when petals, leaves, or even pet fur get into the bowl. You’ll be able to tell it’s clogged if the water flow or pressure drops or if the motor is working harder even though the basket isn’t full.
Dirty filters are easy to spot. For one, your filter will look gunky, and your pool will likely look gross and swampy also. You’ll be able to tell especially if it still looks the same even though you are backwashing your pool often.
Filters need to be changed every 7-10 years depending on the type. Cartridge filters are easy to replace and will require new ones every 7 years. Diatomaceous earth or DE filters are longer lasting and only need to be swapped out once every decade or so. Finally, sand filters will also last you around 7 years.
Heaters are there to keep your swimming pool at a comfortable temperature. When problems occur, you might find that it is uncomfortable to swim in the water due to colder temperatures. Resetting the thermostat is a good start and may resolve the problem. If you’re still experiencing issues, give your pool expert a call.
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