The filtration system of your swimming pool is an integral part of your your daily swimming pool maintenance equipment. The filter gets rid of any pollutants or debris which may enter the water from the surrounding environment. A functional swimming pool filter keeps the water clean, clear and safe so that you and your family would be able to enjoy using it without facing any health problems. However, these equipments too need maintenance and occasional repairs. This guide will help you identify if your filter is giving you problems.
1. You can see dirt coming back into your swimming pool: Filters generally are filled with sand and other filter media which help in cleaning out the water. It is quite normal to see a little bit of sand in the pool after you have back-washed the filter, but if you notice that there is a steady deposit of filter media, then your filter needs repair.
2. Water seems to drip … Continue reading
Deciding the proper capacity for your pump is an important part of your pool construction process as it plays a crucial role in keeping the water clean and usable. Purchasing a pump which is not suited to the size of your swimming pool would lead to many difficulties in the future, driving up pool repair costs. The following guide will help you better understand the aspects of purchasing the right equipment for your swimming pool.
Understand the role of a pump Swimming pool water would be exposed to many pollutants, especially if it is situated outdoors. Leaves, dirt, pebbles and other such environmental elements would constantly be entering the water. These pollutants need to be filtered out and the water should not be kept stagnant as this would encourage the growth of algae.
A pump is used to create suction which pulls the water through the filtration system. The filtration system gets rid of pollutants and debris and makes the … Continue reading
Pool coping, to people familiar with constructing swimming pools, is the structure that comes at the brim of the pool, all around it, between the pool tiles and the pool deck. It should be smooth enough so that it does not harm the skin of your family members, yet it should be sturdy and shaped so as to support peoples’ weight. There are many different materials and methods that can be used for pool coping, including brick, cement, or stones like travertine and flagstone.
The structure and function of coping
Good pool coping includes many useful functions like guiding the splashed water to the deck drains, concealing the steel and concrete of the pool shell and providing a non-skid surface for swimmers when they need to grab the edge of the pool. The concrete tiles or slabs that are used to construct pool coping can be precast in corners, curved sections or straight lines and is mounted on the bond … Continue reading
Clean swimming pools is not only enjoyable, but they also provide many health benefits. Water-based exercises are seen to improve the physical and mental health of people. But it is also very important to keep it clean and functional so that your family would not be exposed to unclean water.
Backyard swimming pools require a lot more maintenance and repair as they are directly exposed to winds, environmental pollutants like dirt, dust, leaves, plastic bags and temperature variations. Owning an indoor swimming pool requires lesser maintenance. Still, that does not mean that you can neglect the equipment connected to your pool. This guide will help you understand how much attention you need to pay to each aspect of your swimming pool.
1. Cleaning the water of your pool: Your pool water chemistry should remain within safe limits so that it is hygienic enough to come in contact with your skin. Swimming pools should have to have a filteration system combined … Continue reading
Maintaining the heating equipment becomes an important part of your pool repair process. The problems that pool heaters face is often more complicated than those faced by the pool pumps or filters. It is important to refer to the service manual of the heater before any repair is done. Given below are some of the most common problems that heating equipment face.
1. The heater does not turn on: It could be an electrical problem or a mechanical problem within the filtration system. Most of the heating systems nowadays have safety interlocks inbuilt. It means that if parameters like water pressure or voltage are not within the safe limits, the pool heater may not turn on. Usually interlocks triggered by such conditions cause indicators to glow.
2. The equipment makes unusual noises: You may hear unusual sounds or noises like whines, grinding or sometimes even sharp bangs from your heating equipment. It can be caused due to debris, which stuck … Continue reading
Your swimming pool surface should be smooth and consistent, so that you can enjoy your swimming pool to the maximum. Unfortunately, as your swimming pool begins to age, the plaster would start to show cracks and hollow spots that would progressively get worse as time goes by. If the plaster is not maintained or repaired occasionally, the surface would start to chip and the gruntie below the plaster would become visible. The following will tell you what it takes to repair and maintain your swimming pool plaster:
1. Swimming pool plasters are make of quartz sand, cement and other additives. Repairing these materials would need the use of protective wear like rubber gloves, rubber boots and safety goggles. Small cracks and chips need to be treated by first cutting the area out using a chisel.
2. A grinder would then have to be used to grind the cracks around half an inch deep. Such treatment would have to be extended … Continue reading
You need to add water to the pool every once in a while so that it can maintain its level. If you are staying in a region which has low humidity, strong winds and high air temperature, then you would notice that you need to fill water much more often than a person who stays in other regions. In normal conditions, it is quite common to see pools lose a quarter of an inch of water level every day due to evaporation. With time, this amount to almost two inches in a week.
However, if you notice that you are supplying much more water than you were before, even though the climate is not too dry or hot, chances are that your pool has a leak. Before you start hunting for it, it is wise to fill a bucket with pool water and keep it close to your pool for a few days so that you can compare the levels. … Continue reading
The pump is one of the most important parts of your swimming pool. It is the heart of the pool’s plumbing system and it is responsible for creating the suction which draws water through the filtration system. A malfunctioning pump will quickly reduce the quality of water in your swimming pool, making it unclean and unsafe to use. Given below are few of the most frequent problems that pumps face.
1. It does not draw water: The main function of the pump is compromised in this case. This could happen due to a wide variety of problems which can include a clogged impeller, a loose electrical connection or a leak. More often than not, you may notice that the capacity of the pump to pull water reduces gradually. This is an indication that eventually, whatever the problems is, the pump would stop working.
2. Noise produced by pump is louder than usual: Swimming pool pumps are generally kept on for … Continue reading
Your swimming pool is a great asset to your home, as long as it functions properly and does not pose a risk to family members. Much like any other investment, swimming pools need to be repaired and maintained so that it gives you an enjoyable experience. The following signs will tell you when it is time to call a professional pool repair company.
1. Color of the water: A well-maintained pool has clear,blue water. Unclean, murky water is a sign that your filtration system is not functioning properly. Sometimes, due to the pollutants in the surrounding air or other such factors, the chemical composition of the water may change slightly. This change can become visible when the water turns greenish instead of remaining clear blue.
2. Reduced water level: Water gets evaporated at a higher rate in hot, dry climates. So if you are staying in such a region, you may see the water level of your pool drop by … Continue reading
Swimming is a great form of exercise and entertainment, so having a pool in your backyard makes you healthier and keeps you prepared for when you have friends and family over for the weekend. They’re a great way to stay cool during the summer. Irregular swimming pool maintenance can lead to contaminated water and cause a variety of problems for you and your family. Here are a few things to check to see if your pool is in good condition:
1. Algae: If there is algae in the water, then you’ll know immediately as it turns green. For these species to grow, the pH level of the water needs to be higher than normal, indicating that the chlorine in your pool is insufficient. If you use alternate sanitizers, then you need to make sure that your algaecide levels are up to par.
2. Cloudy Water: The water in your pool becomes cloudy or milky when there are external particles in … Continue reading