Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s getting closer to summer. Spring is the best time for pool owners to examine their pools and restore anything that needs repairing. It’s vital to ensure that your pool is in good condition as a poorly maintained pool can cost owners thousands of dollars in repair fees. Not only are costs a concern, but am unmaintained pool can also put your health at risk. Luckily, you can avoid these problems by having your pool professionally repaired. Here’s how to tell when it is time to have it professionally repaired.
Cracked or Broken Tile
Pools with cracked or broken tiles can mean the tiles are old. But these imperfections can also indicate something is wrong with the substructure. A damaged substructure left unchecked can lead to extensive and costly damages. The sooner a professional can examine the pool and replace the tiles, the better off it will be.
Loose or Chipping Plaster
Loose or chipping plaster is more than unsightly cosmetic damage. If the plaster on your concrete cool is beginning to chip or fall off, the problem is only going to worsen. In most cases, a professional can perform patchwork on the pool. However, sometimes loose or chipping plaster can also indicate that it’s time to consider pool resurfacing. The only way to truly know what your pool needs is to talk to a professional pool contractor.
Broken or Cracked Coping
Coping is the material, usually natural stone or concrete, mounted on the upper portion of the surrounding walls. Coping separates the swimming pool shell from the surrounding surface area and protects the pool structure. If the coping becomes cracked, your pool is subject to water damage. It’s best to have broken or cracked coping replaced as soon as you notice it, before the problem gets worse.
Malfunctioning Pool Heater
If your pool has a pool heater, the spring is the best time to have it checked out by a professional – especially if it is malfunctioning. Pool owners may think they can live without a pool heater, but if you have one, why wouldn’t you want to use it? A professional pool company can have your pool heater working in no time.
Broken or Burned-Out Pool Lights
Broken or burned-out pool lights need to be replaced immediately. Not only do pool lights give your pool a pleasing aesthetic, but they’re also important for safety reasons. Dark pools are dangerous, and it’s easy to get disoriented and bang your head on the pool surface. So if your pool lights aren’t working, it’s time to let a professional replace them for you.
A Professional Pool Maintenance Company
Keep your pool well-maintained with Patriot Pools. We have over 20 years of experience building and maintaining pools, so you can rest assured that yours is always in great hands all year round. Contact us today to talk to one of our pool professionals and schedule an appointment for your pool.