Your swimming pool maintenance is very important such as a pump, filter and chlorinator work hard to keep your water looking fresh and clean – usually out of sight down the back of the property in the pump house. For water that sparkles, they need to be in optimum working condition but with most things in life, wear and tear reduces their efficiency and what can’t be repaired needs to be replaced.
While there are many factors that contribute to these valuable pieces of pool equipment breaking down, there are a few warning signs that signal a potential problem. Here are three.
Poor water quality
No matter how many chemicals you throw in the pool, they only work as well as the equipment they pass through. If you notice your pool water looking murky or dirty, check the water chemistry with a testing kit to ensure it is balanced correctly. If you notice the water quickly lose its clarity, it’s time to look at whether your pool pump, pool filter or chlorinator is faulty.
High water pressure
When we have high blood pressure, the heart is forced to work harder to pump blood around the body, which weakens it. The same can be said, to some extent, about your pool’s filtration system. An increase in your PSI (per square inch) pressure reading is a sign that the filter is under strain, either through a blockage or old age.
If a quick clean with a hose does not fix the issue, try soaking it overnight soak with a cleaning product. If it still registers high PSI levels afterwards, then it is definitely due to be replaced.
As your pool filter begins to age, the media inside it starts to disintegrate, creating the need for excessive cleaning and backwashing to avoid dirty pool water. If this is the case, you know it’s time to replace the filter media.
However, if you notice sandy deposits or diatomaceous earth on the bottom of the pool, the sand filter laterals or diatomaceous grids may be faulty. If that’s the case, it’s time to call a professional pool technician.
Owning a pool it is important to keep it maintained, ask Fantasy Pools Gold Coast for all the advice you need in pools.