Swimming pools are great for relaxing and soaking up the sun. You can sit back and float on the water for hours on end, just listening to the sounds of the world around you. However, they require a certain degree of maintenance to keep them in operating condition. If you don't take care of your pool, you could end up with a hefty repair bill. Here are some of the common repairs pool owners have to make to keep their pool working throughout the warm, summer months.
The heater stopped working.
If the heater stops working, it could be any number of things that might be the problem. However, it often stems from a clogged impeller or a dirty filter. Both of these issues can end up causing the flow of water to be reduced enough to make the pressure switch stay in the off position and prevent the heater from being able to power on. With a modern heater, you often have some type of warning as to what is causing the problem to make it easier to identify the problem and get it fired up again quickly.
The pump is leaking.
Pool pumps are constantly being put through a tremendous amount of pressure to keep the water moving through the system. They can easily start leaking if the pressure is too much for them to handle. Once the pump starts to leak, you will want to take a look at it to figure out where the leak is coming from. Generally speaking, it won't leak from the pump lid or drain plug.
The pump fitting melted.
If the threads that are on the PVC fitting ended up getting too hot and shrunk down, you aren't going to be able to fix it with some tape. You will have to have it cut out and have it replaced. Oftentimes, this occurs when the pump has been running without any water in it for a few hours. It ends up getting too hot and it causes the threads to end up deforming where the leak occurred. Make sure to use a heat-resistant fitting to prevent the problem from coming back time and time again.
While these are only a few of the things that can go wrong with your pool, there are plenty of others. The best thing you can do is to have a professional such as KrisCo Aquatech Pools & Spas take a look at your pool for you.