This is one of the easier pool issues to diagnose and repair. It normally arises around spring when debris is plentiful. If your pump basket has holes in it or is incorrectly installed, debris can get around it and become clogged in the impeller’s vanes. Once enough dog hair, pine needles, and grass clippings get […]
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Plaster pool walls will expand and contract as the ground settles and shifts. Over the course of time, the plaster will lose elasticity and cracks will form. In most cases, these cracks are minor and can be repaired. It is important to lower the water level below the cracks to make it easy to repair […]
It is normal to lose water through splashing, swimming, and evaporation, but if you are adding more than two inches of water to your pool each week, it probably has a leak. After confirming a leak (via the bucket test), look closely at the filter, heater, pump, and pipe valves to see if you can […]
If an underwater pool light is not working, you will need to take it out in order to inspect and test it. Your first step should be to ensure the circuit breaker has not tripped. If it has, switch off the pool light and turn on the circuit breaker. If it trips instantly, the problem […]
When the pool’s heater malfunctions, the source of the problem could be more complex than working with pumps or filters. For example, if the heater doesn’t turn on, it could be a sign of low pressure caused by a dirty filter. However, it could also be an issue with the electrical connections. If this is […]
The filter is the most important part of your system when it comes to ensuring the pool water remains clean and sanitized. There are three kinds of filters: diatomaceous earth (D.E.), cartridge, and sand. All three filters work to keep the water clean by removing small debris and fine particles. If you notice a puddle […]
The pump is one of the most important parts of the pool’s plumbing system. It creates pressure in the pool, which then forces water to flow through the filter. A leak is one of the most common issues with this crucial piece of equipment, and it can be caused by a bad shaft seal, bad […]
Swimming pools are seen as the ultimate backyard accessory, and for Arizona residents, nothing beats a refreshing swim on a typically sweltering summer’s day. As the swimming pool season usually begins in the late spring or early summer months, January is a great time to pick your design and have your pool built or remodeled […]
While you may only have become familiar with fiberglass pools recently, they have been available for approximately 50 years. In recent times, they have become popular with homeowners because they look spectacular, are relatively easy to install and hold up well over the course of time. However, there are also some repair issues specific to […]
Water Clarifier  A chemical compound used to gather suspended particles to ensure they are easier to remove by filtration or vacuuming. The water clarifier was an extremely effective way to gather tiny particles that would otherwise escape the filter system.