Swimming pool repair is a wide-ranging phrase that can refer to dealing with cracks in the pool walls, tears in the lining, inoperable or poor filter and pump systems. Most of these issues necessitate the services of a professional. Additionally, some of these issues are quite expensive repairs. When you are armed with the facts, you can make an informed decision. Sometimes all that is needed is to replace a defective or outdated part of the pool.
Swimming Pool Structural Repair
The three main types of swimming pool materials are concrete, vinyl, and fiberglass. All three come with advantages and disadvantages.
Concrete pools can experience cracks—commonly in colder regions with the freeze-and-thaw process. Small cracks can be patched, but bigger cracks may necessitate a complete overhaul of the pool.
Vinyl pools are susceptible to tears in the lining. Minor tears can be repaired, and larger ones may involve replacing the lining. Replacing a liner is cheaper that replacing concrete.
Fiberglass is quite durable; however reactions to minerals and other chemicals can bring about discoloration. An acid wash is a remedy if the discoloration gets too bad.
Swimming Pool Repair: Pumps and Filters
It may not be evident that a pump or filter is not working properly, unless they break down completely. Another possibility is that the pool professional installed a system where the pump and filter do not work well together. This is a more common occurrence in the older, above ground pools. Plus, a problem with your pump or filter can result from a clogged or damaged hose.
Proper chemical treatments are important to prevent water quality problems—even when the pump and filter system are working correctly. Inspect the hoses and other accessible part of the filtration system. If the problem is not evident, call Mike Fournier with Sonrise Hardscaping. He will resolve the problem.
Some safety features are designed to disable parts of the pool system in order to protect swimmers in the pool and the pool itself. Swimming pool repair is more desirable than electrocution. Safety shut-offs are often features on pool heaters and pool covers. These issues may be easily fixed.
Repair or Replace?
You do not want to spend a significant amount of money on a repair that will need to be repeated in the following years. Mike Fournier can advise you on the best course to take on swimming pool repairs. Call him at 918-357-7777 to arrange a consultation.