When it comes to your in-ground pool, there are many working parts to make sure that it stays in clean and sparkling condition. You want your pool to always be safe to use, but there are issues that can pose a threat to this. Knowing what risks your pool faces is the first step in prevention of problems that can become costly if ignored. Here are the most common problems pool owners experience with their in-ground pool.
Depending upon the level of the water table, your pool could suffer significant damage. If the water table begins to rise, your pool could be subjected to floating. This happens when the water table rises and you don’t have enough water in your pool, so if you have to drain your pool do it at the right time. The best conditions for doing so will come during the summer. Most pools have a hydrostatic valve that helps to equalize your water pool’s levels.
Your pump’s ability to move water is called “pump prime.” If your pump begins to pull air into the system, it can lose power (prime) and the water will stop moving. This can cause the pump to overheat and potentially melt. You can prime your pump yourself, but it’s important to follow the right steps. Here’s how to prime your pump.
You want to prime your pump so that it easily has water to move through the system, rather than attempting to pull water from deeper in the pipes.
Making sure that your pool is properly filtered is a simple matter of changing or cleaning your filter on a regular basis. It also depends on the quality of filter you have as well. There are different types of filters, one of them being sand filters, which are the most common types found in pools. These filters are much less demanding when it comes to maintenance. Another type of filter is a diatomaceous filter which requires a lot more maintenance, but is better at filtering out finer particles.
Making sure the pH balance of your pool remains at healthy levels is essential to keeping algae from taking your pool over. Algae growth can also affect surface corrosion and chlorine performance in a negative way. Working with a local pool cleaning service can help maintain the pH balance of your pool.
If you’re experiencing these issues with your pool and would prefer pool services to repair your issues or clean your filters, please don’t’ hesitate to contact our professionals at Sparkling Pools and Spa. Our preventative services, along with frequent pool cleaning, can help you avoid issues with your filter, and our swimming pool maintenance will ensure you won’t experience issues with pump priming. Call us today!