Swimming pool weather is here, so is your pool ready? You may need minor swimming pool repairs when you open your pool for the spring, summer and fall. While many do use their pools year around, most forget to check for simple repairs along the way. The small issues can lead to major probelms down the road.
Hopefully, your pool was covered when you were not using it. This prevents the buildup of dirt at the bottom and leaves floating on the top. Nevertheless, there may be a few necessary repairs to keep the pool in good condition.
To begin with, remove the pool cover carefully so that water, dirt and debris collected on the cover do not get into the pool. Check the water pH level and clean the pool before starting the pump.
1. Pump System
The pump and motor may have not have been used while the pool was covered. There was no need to waste water and power. Evaporation was minor if the pool was covered. The pump needs to be cleaned and primed. This includes the skimmer and the filter within the pump. Use the pump's backwash to clean the filtration system.
The pump should run for eight to 12 hours when it is first turned on. If you find water on the floor of the pump room, you may need repairs to the intake or return lines. Your seal shaft and impeller may also need repairing. These are swimming pool repairs that should be done at the beginning of the season.
2. Cracks and Fissures
Pay close attention the water level after removing the cover. If the water level is substantially lower than it was when you covered it, you have a leak. This may be a structural leak with a crack or tear you did not know about when you covered the pool.
You really won't know if you have structural leaks until after the pool has been cleaned and refilled to the recommended level. Add the chemicals needed to regain your pH balance. Watch the water level for a few days and perform the bucket test if you suspect a leak.
Check all of the fittings and tiles that might have become loose during the time it was covered. Water could easily seep into cracks in the grout and work in behind tiles. Look at light fixtures, railings, drain and skimmer attachments. They should all be secure.
3. Grounds and Decking
Excessive water around the grounds and pool deck in dry weather could mean an underground leak that needs repairs. Don't tear up the decking looking for the leak. Call Aquaman Leak Detection. Our professional technicians use our patented sonar equipment to find underground plumbing leaks. This includes leaks under your foundation or slab.
Underground leaks in the intake or return lines are carefully repaired. We drill small holes to the pinpointed leak and repair the pipes whenever possible.
Aquaman Leak Detection makes swimming pool repairs in all sizes and styles of pools. We also repair spa tubs, fountains and other water features. We serve Brevard and 10 other counties in Central Florida.
Contact Aquaman Leak Detection when you prepare your pool for warm weather use. We will find and repair cracks immediately, saving you the cost of water loss.