We’ve talked a lot about the plumbing problems that can occur in your home. It’s those issues indoors that can create the hassle and the damage that we most often can relate when we think of the words such as leaks, clogs and pipe bursts.
But you can have plumbing problems occurring outdoors as well. And one of those areas is your pool. As with most things, the key to prevention is a solid maintenance plan.
Here are some common issues you might discover with your own pool:
Leaks—Leaks can occur in the plaster, concrete or vinyl liners of any pool and even in the plumbing below the pool. You can detect these possible leaks by looking for bubbles or even puddles around the pool in the grass or other landscaping that you have around your pool. When it comes to the plumbing below the pool, the easiest way to check is to shut off the pump and plug the lines to see if the leaking stops. If it does, then the leak could very well be in the one of the pipes or connectors. If the leaking continues, then you haven’t yet identified the source of the leak.
Clogs from dirt and other debris—Dirt and debris can get into your filtration system and create clogs. It can also clog your skimmer line. If you find that this is happening you will need to be sure to remove all of the debris from your basket and use a snake to unclog the skimmer line.
Filter Pressure—It’s important that your filter work properly in your pool to ensure the safety of your swimmers. Clogs are common reasons for decreased pressure along with trapped air or incorrect valve settings. These are easy to fix by simply cleaning out the debris or resetting the valve settings. Increased pressure can be prevented through regular cleanings.
These are just a few of the more common plumbing issues with pools. If you think you might have a problem that needs a professional, give us a call an we’ll help you work through the best course of actions!