Getting ready to open your pool for the season? It’s important to be aware of the most common repairs that are needed prior to opening. Here are seven of the most frequent repair jobs:
1. Clean Filtration System
Cleaning and inspecting skimmers, baskets, drains, and strainers. These need to be cleared of any debris or dirt that has accumulated during the off-season.
2. Check Pool Pump and Motors
Checking for any wear or damage on the motor, seals, bearings, etc. These components may need to be replaced if they are worn out or not functioning properly.
3. Clean and Inspect Pool Finishings
This includes checking tiles, grout, coping, and other pool surfaces for any signs of cracking or damage. Any broken tiles may need to be replaced or repaired before opening.
4. Check Pool Liners
Checking the vinyl liners for signs of wear and tear that could result in leakage once the pool is filled with water again. If there are any areas that need to be repaired or patched, they should be addressed before opening the pool.
5. Test and Balance Pool Water Chemistry
Testing and adjusting the pH levels in your pool water is essential for healthy swimming. Depending on your water source, you may also need to add extra chlorine, algaecides, or other chemicals prior to opening.
6. Replace Pool Filters and Cartridges
If your pool filter is old or damaged, it may need to be replaced before the season begins. The same goes for any worn out cartridges that could cause poor water flow or reduce filtration efficiency.
7. Inspect Electrical Components
Checking all electrical components like wiring and connections for any fraying or corrosion. Any worn out electrical parts should be replaced before opening the pool to avoid any accidental shocks from faulty wiring.
Making sure these common repairs are addressed can help ensure that your pool is ready for a great swimming season!