Our swimming pools see a lot through the season and even throughout the entire year. Regular maintenance is an important part of keeping these up and running however unexpected issues can also occur. Learn about the signs you’ll need to repair your pool and when it is better to repair than replace in our blog post.
Signs to Repair Pool
There are plenty of ways that your pool can show you it is in need of repair. We should be examining the pool weekly during our maintenance rounds and inspect for any signs or damage or irregularity. Some things to keep an eye out for include:
- Cracked walls
- Dirty water
- Cold Water
- Broken lights
- Clogged filters or pumps
When you notice any of these signs, it is telling you that something is going wrong whether that means the equipment is malfunctioning or there is a chemical imbalance in the pool. It’s a good idea to do a thorough investigation of the issue and address it as soon as you’re able whether you’re patching it up yourself or calling in an expert to help you out. Getting these issues addressed soon can help prevent long-term and expensive problems in the future.
When to Repair and When to Replace
Some issues can be solved by doing a quick repair and the piece of equipment or the material can go back to working like normal. In other situations, you may find that you’ll need to replace parts all together to get the pool back in safe, working condition.
For example, small cracks in coping can be repaired but larger ones or even loose stones will need to be replaced completely. Skimmers are another common part you’ll deal with. If lids are broken, replace it completely because it can pose a danger to others. Skimmer leaks can go either way with some requiring a replacement while others can be fixed by a professional.
These are the parts you can repair:
- Pool pump bearings.
- Pool pump impellers (can be replaced unless they are broken or deformed).
- Clogged pool skimmers.
- Small concrete cracks.
What about replacements? A safe bet is that anything that is too cracked, damaged, or deformed should be replaced. For example, a broken pump motor will require a new one. Discuss options with your pool expert to get a understanding of what is needed for your pool.
For more tips, or to set up an appointment with Georgia Pool Cleaning, visit our website or call us today at (404) 895-9120. We serve communities within a 100-mile radius of Atlanta, Georgia.