A backyard swimming pool needs maintenance from time to time, and if you stay on top of it, your pool should give you many years of fun in the sun. However, just like many other areas of our homes, swimming pools don’t last forever, and there are several signs that indicate your pool may be in need of pool repair.
- Cracks in the Walls. Over time, your swimming pool can develop small cracks, and if they are not repaired right away, they can turn into a much bigger and more expensive problem. Small cracks are often able to be sealed, but if the cracks have reached a certain size, your pool may need to be completely resurfaced. Most concrete pools will need to be resurfaced every few years anyway, but the best way to ensure that your pool is always in working order is to stay ahead of the game and resurface before the cracks have a chance to start.
- Heater Not Working. If your pool heater is not functioning as it should, the water temperature can become too low for swimmers to use the pool. There are several things that could cause the pool heater to malfunction, including clogged pipes and inadequate water or air flow.
- Damaged Lights. A broken or damaged light not only decreases visibility in the pool at night but may also be a safety hazard. Repairing a broken light requires the pool to be emptied, and because the combination of water and electricity is dangerous, this is a job best left to a professional.
- Filter Not Working. When the filter stops doing its job effectively, your pool can quickly fill up with dirt and debris. There may be a problem with the filter, but another possibility is a clogged pipe that is stopping the water from being taken into and out of the filter.
Pool repair requires specialized skills and equipment and is not recommended for the typical do-it-yourself project. If you have noticed any of these signs and suspect your pool is in need of pool repair, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at Pool Professors today!