Taking good care of your swimming pool is important, and anyone that owns one understands that. It can take some time to learn all of the ins and outs of the process though for a specific swimming pool. There are just too many variables to get it all right the first time. Yet mistakes can be a valuable way to learn what to do differently the next time.
You may be going along just fine with your swimming pool maintenance and then one day you hit a huge roadblock. While you will be able to see there is a problem, finding out what the cause of it is can be difficult. Generally the problems have to do with one of three things – the pump, the filtering system, or the balance of the chemicals that you have placed in it. Learning how to troubleshoot some common problems will help you get things back into check faster.
If the pump isn’t working like it should then the water will be affected. Pay attention to the flow of water coming in and going out of it. If it is different than it should be then the problem could be that the filter is clogged. Take the time to investigate because that is a very easy problem to fix. You just remove the build up of debris from the filter or replace the cartridge. Once you do so the pump should start working again as it originally did.
If you find that the pump isn’t working at all don’t panic. Find out if the breaker to it has been triggered. You may need to replace the fuse or just flip the switch and you are back in business. There may be a reset button on the pump as well. If there is no luck then you may need to get a replacement pump right away so your water won’t become polluted.
The same is true for the filtering system. It may need to be reset or a breaker has popped. Take a look at the cartridge inside and see if it is damaged and needs to be replaced. There are quite a few nice pumps and filters you can upgrade to if yours has been around for quite a few years.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to get the balance of chemicals right in the water of the pool. Yet it may seem like it sometimes so don’t get frustrated. Take your time when you check the levels of chemicals that are present. If you need to add chemicals then only add the specific amount. Don’t start guessing or adding things on your own or you will end up regretting it.
Many people try to save money on swimming pool chemicals but it can bite them later on. This is because they may not be as effective as they need to be. Look for expiration dates on those products as well. Invest in a good quality brand so you can be confident they will work like they should.
If you can’t seem to find a remedy for the problem you are experiencing contact an expert. The longer a problem with your swimming pool goes unresolved the more damage that can occur. While it can be costly to call out such an expert it can be more affordable than replacing equipment due to not getting the situation taken care of early on.
However, it is certainly worth it to troubleshoot on your own before you go to such drastic measures. If the information here can’t help you take a look online. You can learn from the experiences other swimming pool owners have had as well. Chances are some of them have had the same problem you are right now. Pay attention to what they have to say and you will be on your way to enjoying that swimming pool once again.