Let’s face it, when a problem doesn’t seem urgent, we tend to leave it until it is too late. This is especially true when it comes to pools. But with the expenses in pool repairs on a high, waiting to fix your pool problems is less than affordable. Here are some common indicators of swimming pool problems people tend to ignore.
Just because something doesn’t seem broken does not mean that it is. When it comes to pools, there are a few tell-tale indicators, that if caught early on could save you big time in pool repairs.
Common Pool Problems People Ignore
Broken pressure gauge
Stains on Equipment
Pump is hard to Prime
Pool leaks can be especially hard to find. The main reason for this is that there are so many variables that account for water loss. Whether it’s wind speed, wind direction, wind temp, time of day, weather, the variables that control water level in a pool, finding out if a reduced water level is reduced because of leak is difficult. A way to remedy this is to fill a bucket with water, and if the pool has lost more water than the bucket, your pool has a leak.
Every pool filter out there should have a pressure gauge attached to it. That is because it is the only way of determining whether your filter is broken or not. So if your pressure gauge is looking weirder than normal, it is time to assess some problems.
If you are suffering from any type of stain inside your pool, this is quite usually linked to an underlying problem in the pool system itself. That means, never ignore a pool stain, as it may be your only indicator to a problem not immediately apparent.
If you seen white stains on any bit of equipment in your system, it might be due to a leak of chlorinated water leaking from the pipes. When it dries, it leaves behind a white salt deposit. Pressure-wise a pool is meant to be a closed system, which means that any leak is not adherent to that system.
Pump is hard to Prime
While this may be an indication, simply, of a failing pump, it could mean that there is a leak in the pump’s system. These can be particularly hard to find, and are usually characterized by the addition of air into the system which in turn counts for the difficulty when priming.
Owning a pool is a lot like owning a home. If you don’t take care of it, if you are ignoring easy indicators and still expect it to work, it eventually won’t. Protect your investment. Here at Artesian Pools Orlando, we encourage pool safety. Because a pool from Artesian pools is not just a pool. It’s something your family can rely on.