Common repairs for your Dallas/Ft. Worth pool
- February 26, 2014
- Pool Maintenance and Renovation,
Like all investments, a swimming pool needs attention, and your Ft. Worth pool service can help with the most common types of repairs.
If you're like most pool owners, you keep current on maintenance with the help of your Poolman Ft. Worth pool service and never encounter the unsightly clumps of algae, worn pool walls and badly chipped tile. But that doesn't mean your pool shouldn't be checked for potential problems, and there's no time like the present.
Do your own visual examination of the pool, including walls, floor, deck and handrails, especially if it hasn't been used in a while. The following are some of the most prevalent issues and will alert you to any real cause for concern.
Check the pump motor
Anything with multiple moving parts is prone to damage, and the pump motor is a great example. A faulty motor should be corrected immediately, since it can prevent water from heating and circulating. Since this is not a do-it-yourself job, the best solution is to contact Poolman Ft. Worth immediately for an expert evaluation if you suspect a problem.
Look at the filter
With regular Ft. Worth pool service, filters are cleaned and maintained on a regular basis, keeping filter issues to a minimum. However, if you do notice any malfunctioning, have your pool professional check the filter and cartridge, and if that doesn't solve the problem, ask what else might be in need of repair. Remember, too, that a clogged filter is a sign that the filter is working and the solution may be as simple as more frequent maintenance.
In the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, you can swim nearly all year long if your heater is operational. If the pool is cold – or even cooler than you prefer – you can begin with common troubleshooting steps, such as checking circuit breakers and cleaning the filter, since clogged filters can cause a drop in water pressure.
If your heater seems to be working but is not getting hot enough, it may be a timer problem, which may be set incorrectly – and again, check for a dirty filter. If it's not a filter issue, turn the heater switch on and set the temperature high enough so that it turns on and reset the timer so the heater runs longer. You might also perform a visual check of the valves,
If nothing works, it's time to call pool professionals who are trained to handle the highly sensitive heating system.
If you've discontinued pool service for a period of time, you may find algae has built up, making the pool a hideous and uninviting shade of green.
Instead of trying to clean it yourself, bring in Poolman Ft. Worth to handle all the messy and time-consuming work such as vacuuming, shocking the pool, adjusting chlorine levels and treating it with algaecide. The Green Pool Clean-up service will make your backyard swim-ready in no time.
Cracks in concrete pool walls
Since the Ft. Worth area doesn't typically experience extremes of temperature that colder climates do, cracks are not as common but nonetheless worth checking. Poolman can repair cracks in the concrete and resurface the area, making it stronger as well as more attractive.
Leaks, especially around the pump
In general, any leak should be examined by a pool service expert. In fact, arranging for Poolman to investigate a possible leak may actually save you money, since not everything a pool owner thinks is a leak turns out to be so. An experienced Ft. Worth pool service professional can let you know if a drop in the water level is due to natural evaporation or if you do indeed have a leak. If so, it's a simple matter for the professional to find the leak and repair it.