Your swimming pool is a source of great joy. Think of all those times that you’ve spent making fond memories with your friends and family! Think about all those mornings where you could be bothered to wake up early for a swim. Those sunny BBQ’s and the splashing around, laughing and joking. Then there are the quiet days…the lazy days sunbathing by the pool on a Sunday, not a care in the world. For many homeowners, the swimming pool is the most important (or certainly the most favoured) thing on the property, and yet it is all too easy to neglect.
Has your swimming pool seen better days? Has it lost its original glamour that once mad you smile every time you looked out into your garden? Perhaps your swimming pool is in need of a little tender love and care. In this post we’re going to look at some signs that indicate your pool could do with some repairs. Here’s what to look out for:
The Main Swimming Pool Materials
There are three materials which are typically used for building swimming pools and they are concrete, vinyl and fibreglass. Below we will list the 3 materials and what to look out for, so you can judge based on what your swimming pool is made out of.
- Fibreglass – Fibreglass is generally prone to discolouration. So, if your pool has quite clearly lost its colour, then it could do with an acid wash to remedy that.
- Vinyl – Vinyl is typically used for swimming pools that are above ground (as opposed to dug in) Over time, little tears can form in the material and cause a leak. It’s important that you jump on these leaks immediately and have them repaired, as otherwise you may end up having to replace the vinyl entirely.
- Concrete – Concrete tends to form cracks after a time. When they’re small, they’re easy enough to repair; however, if left unchecked, they will get larger and can cause all sorts of structural problems.
Other Problems to Keep an Eye Out For
Of course, there is so much more to a swimming pool than just the surface and its walls. There are a number of moving parts that keep a swimming pool clean and heated and so on. These will invariably need some attention over time, as do any mechanical and electric devices. Here’s what to look out for in your swimming pool:
- Low water levels
- Strange and unfamiliar noises
- Broken tiles – these can cause all sorts of damage, both to you and your family and the swimming pool itself
- If the motor is sucking in air
- Your motor turns itself off for no reason
If you spot any of these issues occurring, then you need to find a reliable pool repair company immediately. What you might believe to be minor issues can easily cause bigger problems if left unchecked, so don’t leave anything down to chance!