Pool Equipment Repairs and Maintenance

Just like a spa’s shell or a swimming pool, the mechanical equipment which keeps everything operating smoothly will benefit from constant proper maintenance. Most of these tasks are very easy and if you do them in a regular basis and know the basic use of the equipment, you will be able to handle and spot some small issues before they become big ones. 

Pool Equipment Repairs

Maintenance of Pool Pump 

The pump for a spa or pool needs a little maintenance. The pump is usually self-priming which means, it does not need to be filled with clean water before you turn it on. However, you will have to constantly clean out its strainer basket inside, usually, it has to be once every week. In order to get to the inside basket, remove the top cover of the pump housing and you may refer to the tool’s manual to know the specific location of the basket of your pump. 

While you are checking your basket, take a closer look on the condition of the gasket or the O-ring which seals the lid of your pump housing. If it has deteriorated or is cracked, replacement is required, otherwise, the lid will not form the seal that is needed to keep your pump in running condition. Crucial pump issues like an obvious water leak may need professional help. 

 Maintenance of Pool Filter 

It does not matter what type of filter you do have in your spa or pool – diatomaceous earth, sand, cartridge – it may need regular cleaning in order to keep the water as clear as possible. As a matter of fact, it will all depend on how heavily you use the spa or swimming pool or the type of filter you are using, cleaning out of your filter may range from once every month to 3 to 4 times every year. 

In addition to that, cleaning the pump filter as often as you like will also, not help. In fact, it will only hinder the process of filtration. That is because a slightly dirty pump filter is basically more effective than a very clean one. The dirt particles or the debris that lodged in it aid trap additional dirt particles, thus, removing some debris from the pool water more quickly.  

On the other hand, the filter should be cleared out prior to deterioration since in it can be noticeable in the water. In order to prevent such problems, inspect the flow meter and pressure gauge in your pool – one is on the return line going out of the filter and the other is on the line going into the filter. As the pump filter turns dirty, there will be an increase in the flow between the pressure gauges. 

When the differences in the pressure gauge reaches ten to fifteen pounds every square inch, it is then the time to clear out your filter.   

Maintenance of Pool Heater 

Out of all of the pool equipment, the pool heater needs the least maintenance. It usually needs maintenance once or twice every year or sometimes longer before it requires professional help. Furthermore, if you need professional Boca Raton jacuzzi or swimming pool cleaning and maintenance, make sure that you only trust the experts in this field. 

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