5 Solutions to Common Pool Problems
You have a pool to enjoy, so how can you solve common issues and help you enjoy it sooner? We have got you covered with 5 solutions to common pool problems.
1. Green or Murky Water
If you wake up to a green or murky pool, chances are you forgot to test the water, and algae and bacteria have started to grow due to low chlorine. Thankfully, this only requires a simple fix. All you have to do is:
- Test the water
- If your chlorine level is low, add 1 pound of shock per 10,000 gallons
- For green water, add 1 Qt of Algaecide 60 for every 25,000 gallons
- Vacuum the dead algae to waste on the filter position
- Then brush the sides of the pool for leftover debris
You won’t be able to use your pool until this process is complete, but taking care of these steps should get your pool back to a blue hue in no time!
2. Dirty Filter
If you have been heavily using your pool in peak season or debris such as leaves and pollen have fallen into it, the filter will need cleaning. To keep your water clear, just follow the instructions on your pool's filter. You may need to use a degreasing agent, as body oils and sunscreen can clog the system. Once you have a clean filter it will work more efficiently to save you money, too! We also recommend Filter Blaster or Sand Renew to maintain a clean and functional filter throughout the pool season.
3. Worn filter O-ring
Each time you clean your filter, check the O-ring for wear. This can be found between the filter's head and body. A cracked and worn O-ring can cause leaks and ruin your expensive pool equipment, so it is important to replace it when it becomes worn and to install it with a silicone-based lubricant. Lube Tube is also an alternative to maintain the integrity of the O-ring.
4. Incorrect pH
A pH that is too high or low can cause skin irritation for your swimmers. The pH should fall between 7.2-7.6 and all you need to correct this is a quick water test and application of chemicals to balance the levels.
5. Pulled Liner
As liners age, they can shrink and stiffen. If you notice your liner is coming out of place, you will need to loosen and stretch it back into place. This can be done by pouring boiling water onto the liner. It is best to do this with multiple people as it can be quite tricky.
If you are unable to get the liner back into place, you will need to have it replaced.With these tips, you will be able to solve your 5 common pool problems. Remember, prevention is the best medicine, so don’t wait until problems escalate to need extensive repairs. Invest in the maintenance of your pool such as water testing and inspecting equipment for wear.