Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.
The winter months can be hard on pool equipment, plumbing, and surfaces. Therefore, there may be pol repairs that need to be done when spring arrives. If you want to ensure your pool is ready by summer, you need to have repairs done as soon as possible. The following spring pool problems are issues that you want to repair before the summer opening.
Problems with Pool Plumbing and Leaks
The plumbing of your pool is where you will want to start looking for damage due to cold winter weather. Often, these problems are due to water that gets left in lines, which can cause pipes, fittings, and valves to crack or leak. Therefore, if your pool has issues with leaks that have surfaced after you removed the cover, it may be due to damage to the plumbing installations. You want to make sure that any damage to your pool plumbing is repaired this spring.
Damaged Pool Pump and Filtration Equipment
The equipment for your pool consists of a pump and filtration systems. These are other parts of your pool that may be damaged due to the cold temperatures. Therefore, you will want to inspect connections, leaf traps, and other components for signs of damage. When you start the pump, listen for problems and look for leaks. The equipment may need minor repairs before you can begin circulating the water to get ready to open for summer.
Problems with Pool Deck Surfacing and Skimmer Covers
There are also problems with the pool deck surfacing around the pool that may also need to be addressed. Some of these problems can also affect skimmer covers and cause hazards around your pool. Therefore, you want to repair any cracks and damage to the pool deck surfaces. You may want to replace any damaged skimmer covers too. You can replace them with lockable covers to ensure your pool area is safe this summer.
Problems with Pool Surfaces That Need Repairs Before Summer
The surfaces inside the pool can be another area where you may have to repair the damage. The damage to plaster finishes and tile can affect water quality and lead to other damage. The issues with vinyl liners can cause leaks that get worse and lead to tearing and other issues. Therefore, you want to inspect the surfaces in your pool and repair any problems before filling the pool all the way and getting ready to open for summer.
These spring pool repairs need to be done now to ensure your pool is ready when the summer weather gets here. Contact a pool repair service for help in inspecting your pool and repairing these problems before the summer months.