Swimming Pool Contractors Know There’s More To A Pool Than Just Water
A pool is more than just a body of water. What you don’t see is the equipment that keeps your pool running smoothly behind-the-scenes. And just like the skimming and chemical balance that you do with your pool daily or weekly, you’ll also need to do maintenance on your equipment from time-to-time.
- The Pool Pump. The pool pump doesn’t need a lot of attention for the most part. As long as it is doing its job well, you can usually let it be. However, you will need to check the filter basket in the pump at least one a week. While you have it open, be sure to look at the gasket that seals the lid to make sure it isn’t cracked or damaged.
- The Pool Heater. Thankfully, this is a low maintenance piece of equipment. Typically you can get through a year or two without servicing. However, if you notice that the water is no longer warming up, you’ll need to have a swimming pool contractor come out and check the unit; sometimes the problem can be as simple as calcium scale build-up.
- The Pool Filter. Your pool filter keeps your pool clear from various debris, so you’ll need to check that every so often to see if it needs cleaning. Different filter types require different cleaning methods so turn off the pump and follow the directions depending on what type you have.
Of course, you might have a problem with your equipment that requires the help of a swimming pool contractor. If you notice any of these signs, we can get you back up and running in no time:
- A sudden decrease in the rate of water flow
- Water that does not pump out, even when the pump is running
- Water leakage coming from the pool pump
- Loud noises coming from the pool pump
Equipment that is old, or frequently malfunctions, can cost you extra money in the long run. Don’t let that happen on your watch; have a professional take care of business so you can get back to the business of keeping cool in your backyard pool.