During the winter many people don’t think much about their pools since they’re not using them. Although it may be a case of out of sight, out of mind, you really need to think ahead about what care your pool may need after the winter. You want to make sure your pool is ready to go once the warmer weather hits so that you’re not wasting your time fixing it when you could be enjoying it. Let’s take a look at some common problems that could have you calling for pool repair service.
Common Pool Repair Problems after the Winter
Rips in the Liner
Although you covered your pool for the winter, a sharp object may have gotten in there, or perhaps a small animal. This can cause rips and tears in the liner. You want to have this fixed right away because small tears can be fixed easily. As they get bigger you’re obviously going to have to get an entirely new liner which will cost you more money.
A leaky pool can cause all sorts of problems. The sooner you can detect the problem the better. During the winter keep an eye on the pool cover and see if it sinks more with the weight of any snow or rain. If there is a drop in the water level, you may notice the cover starts to slide inward. This is a good time to check the pool. Inspect around the pool and look for any cracks. If you notice a leak, try to keep an adequate amount of pool water in the pool by adding water with a garden hose until you can get the leaked fixed. As soon as the weather is warm enough, call a pool repair service right away to take a look at the problem.
Pool Plumbing Problems
Cold and fluctuating temperatures can cause problems with the pool’s pipes. They can crack and leak, leading to repair. This cannot only cause water to leak out but can also cause air to get into the pipes. You want to fix this problem as quickly as possible because it can eventually burn out the pool filter.
What Should I Do to Get Ready to Open My Pool after Winter?
As the weather warms up and you get ready to open your pool, there are some things you need to do. The first thing is to clean off the pool cover. If you notice any standing water, you may have to get a pump to remove it. If not, all of that dirty water is going to end up inside your pool once you take the cover off, creating a bigger mess for you to clean.
Once the water has dried up, brush any leaves or debris off the cover. Some people use a leaf blower to save time. When you take the cover off you want to find a place large enough to lay it out so it can dry out. This is also a good time to look at the cover to see if there are any holes or tears. If so, you’ll want to get rid of it and get a new one for next year. Using a pool cover with rips or holes is just inviting trouble. You can spray the cover down with water to rinse it off. Many people use a pool cover cleaner to get the cover extra clean.
Once the cover is off you’ll want to skim the water for any debris that fell in. No matter how carefully you take the cover off, something is always going to fall into the water. When you’re done with this step you’ll want to survey your water. Does it need to be filled? Do you notice any cracks around the pool? Take a good look. Now would be the time to call for pool repair service since the pool is not ready yet and no one is using it.
Balancing Your Pool
If you don’t notice any spots that need repair, it’s time to take care of the water. Since you are just opening the pool, you will need chemicals for the water. While you could try to do this yourself, striking the right balance can be difficult and time-consuming. This is why many people contact a pool maintenance company to take care of this step. A pool maintenance company will know exactly what chemicals your pool needs to get the season off to the right start. If you can start the season off right you have less of a chance of having green water that can be hard to get rid of.
Having a pool maintenance company come in regularly can help to keep your water clean and your pool functioning properly. At Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance, we not only clean your pool but also make sure all of your chemicals are balanced. During the process, technicians also look around for any signs of damage.
Call the Experts You Can Trust for Pool Repair Service
If you notice that your pool is need of repair, call the experts at Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance. Our team of licensed and factory-trained technicians can repair many pool problems including things like filter repair, pump repair, and motor repair. Let us come out to assess your problem, discuss it with you, and give you an estimate.
We proudly serve Argyle, Carrollton, Coppell, Corinth, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Lake Dallas, Lantana, Lewisville, Plano, McKinney, and Frisco. Besides pool repair service, we can also take care of weekly pool maintenance so that you have more time to enjoy your pool. Weekly pool maintenance can also spot small problems before they become bigger ones.