If your swimming pool systems are not working properly or have failed, call your approved 123HELP swimming pool repair service provider to receive prompt assistance.
Owning a swimming pool has its’ advantages, however it comes with responsibilities. The 123 HELP swimming pool repair contractors are sharing tips and suggestions to help you safely enjoy, maintain, and prolong the life of your Phoenix area swimming pool.
Swimming Pool Safety
First, there are precautions you can take to protect children and others while still letting them have fun and safely enjoy your pool:
- Build a pool fence
- Install an alarm system
- Ditch the diving board
- Have rescue equipment and a first aid kit nearby
- Inspect the pool area daily for slip hazards
- Securely store chemicals
- Inspect drain covers (prevent trip hazards)
Maintain Your Pool
- Adjust the chemicals in the water
- Maintain/brush the sides and the pool bottom
- Check and clean the filtration system
- Use skimmers to remove floating debris in the water
- Empty skimmer baskets
- Nearby trees and bushes will dictate the frequency of this task
- Vacuum the pool to remove debris from the bottom
The Lifetime of a Swimming Pool
Nothing lasts forever. A pool that receives proper maintenance can deliver thirty of more years of service from its structure and pool pumps can last between eight to twelve years. Climate factors will have an impact on the life of the pool structure. The amount of use you’re your maintenance routine impacts pump life. If you’ve missed out on many critical pool services, however, you can expect your pump to fail sooner. If your pump is more than five years old, and it’s becoming more problematic, it may be best to replace it.
Continuous Chemical Balance
The health of persons using pools must be a priority for pool owners. The proper use of pool chemicals will help to prevent bacteria and algae from building up in your swimming water. To keep the chlorine from following below 1 ppm and alkalinity dipping below 90 ppm, weekly shock treatments are often recommended. Shocking a pool removes irritants that cause cloudy water and strong odors. Homeowners who DIY must become proficient in this science because a pool’s chemistry can get out of balance quickly. That is the reason many owners opt for scheduled professional pool maintenance.
Maintain the Swimming Pool’s Filters and Equipment
There are three main types of filters: sand, vertical grid DE, and cartridge. Any cleaning and maintenance for these filters need to abide by the manufacturer’s recommendations. Other pieces of equipment, such as pool pumps and pool pump heaters, require regular maintenance too.
- Pool Pumps
- Pool Heat Pumps
- Lighting and Timers
Over time, it’s normal for parts to begin to wear down. Swimming pool technology has come a long way in the last decade. For example, modern pool pumps and pool heating systems use less energy than their predecessors because of basic design improvements including variable speed control. If you have an aging pool pump giving you problems, it may be time to replace it with a new energy efficient variable-speed pump. Although, this may seem costly, it will ultimately save you money and increase your enjoyment of your swimming pool.
Four Signs It’s Time to Repair or Replace a Pool Pump
- It’s getting old
- It’s noisy
- It shuts off
- It’s losing suction
When any of the four indicators get your attention, something is wrong. There are actions that can be taken to repair and prolong the life of your pool equipment. Sometimes the solution to a problem requires a simple fix such as removing debris from filters or clearing debris away from the air vents that cool a motor or replacing a small part like motor shaft seal. Ignoring maintenance issues will lead to something serious going wrong and probably at the worst time imaginable.
Call for a service inspection before things go from bad to worse.
Maintaining a pool, following a cleaning schedule, learning about pool chemistry, and remaining disciplined to regular maintenance routines is the reason so many swimming pool owners hire a professional pool maintenance company. Reach out to the swimming pool repair contractors on the 123HELP list to learn if they also perform regular non-emergency services. Most do.
For best results always hire a pool service contractor approved by123HELP.