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Common Liner Pool Problems

Pools can have all kinds of problems; some of them will be minor and you'll be able to handle them, and other problems will require the help of a professional. Evaluating the nature of the problem and its impact on your pools functioning will help you determine which way to go.  Common pool problems might include:

  • Poor circulation
  • Broken fixtures or equipment
  • Water loss
  • Tears in your liner
  • Poor water quality, and
  • The failure of the your equipment to perform a should wish

Things like poor circulation can be a result of either the skimmer basket or the pump basket being full of debris.  Your filter might also need to be cleaned. In some cases the problem might be a little bit more difficult to correct, such as something stuck in a pipe or a plugged pump impeller . One handy trick to see if your filter is full is to turn the filter valve to the recirculate setting, and see if that makes a difference.

If you see broken fixtures or equipment it's usually best to get the advice of a professional.  You're always welcome to e-mail us pictures and we'd be happy to make suggestions.  This also applies to any other problems you might have with equipment that doesn't work the way it should.

Pour water quality it is almost always a result of water at a balance, and this is a whole field of study of its own.  There are plenty of extensive resources on the Internet back and teach you how to keep your pool water and balance, and frequently local retail pool stores will offer classes that can help you.  There are some excellent booklets that you can find, but I always suggest using the booklets that refer to the generic names of the common chemicals you'll need to use to balance your pool.

Water loss and leak detection are an entire industry in themselves, and having a  leak can quickly get expensive, both in the cost of the water lost and in the cost ofthe chemicals lost treating that water.  Leak detection services also can be expensive, especially if the person doing to But you might be quite successful in finding the leak if you will only take a little extra time and make a close inspection of your pool.  If you find a spot where you think a leak might exist, squirting a tiny bit of dye gently at that spot can often tell you if the leak is present.  If you see damp spots around your pool, they might give you valuable clues where you might look for your leak.  An inspection of your equipment area might also point to some areas were leaks may be present.  Occasionally, a sand filter valve can fail and allow water to persistently leak out to the waste line.  And of course, a liner can develop holes which may or may not be able to be patched once found.

You're always welcome to call us with questions, and if if his it is in order, will be happy to come by and take a look at your pool to see if we can be of help.

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