The summer heat can make outdoor sports and activities a bit of a struggle… unless there’s a pool nearby! Taking a swim is a great way to cool off and get your exercise. Looking to install your first pool this season? Among considering things like pool heaters and thermal covers, you may be overlooking one of the most important aspects of owning a pool: the plumbing!
How Pool Plumbing Works
A pool’s plumbing system is very important as it helps to keep the water clean and safe for swimming. The water is pumped in a continuous cycle from the pool, through a system of chemical treatment and filtration, and then back again. This system is connected by a collection of pipes that keep everything running smoothly. A leak in your pipes or any part of the filtration system can lead to your pool being damaged, high water bills, and even property damage. It’s important to handle any issue that arises quickly.
Common Pool Plumbing Issues
- Filter debris. If your pool’s filter isn’t working properly, dirt and other debris can sneak past your pool’s filter and cause large clogs. Make sure your filter is clear regularly or replace it if necessary.
- Restricted water flow. Sometimes debris can get in the way of your plumbing valves and covers, allowing air to get into your pool’s system. This will cause the water in your pool to become cloudy. If left untreated, a build-up of pressure can cause your filter’s safety tank to burst – a big safety hazard for anyone in the pool.
- Filter pressure. There are two types of filter pressure issues: increased and decreased pressure. An increased pressure is caused by an obstruction in the filter, while decreased pressure is caused by malfunctioning hardware or blocked suction lines. If you suspect something is amiss, contact a plumber as soon as possible.
If you’re looking to have a fun and safe pool season this year, don’t neglect the plumbing! Most problems can be fixed by a professional plumber if detected in time. For more information on your outdoor plumbing system, or to hire a professional for any of your plumbing needs, contact Brian Wear Plumbing today!