It's that time of year again - your spring and summertime pool maintenance should include keeping an eye on your pool's water level.
As winter fades into spring and summer, the issue of incorrect water level starts to rear its ugly head due to higher temperatures and longer sunlight hours. Remember to watch your water level and top off as needed.
Did you know that water level issues are one of the biggest pool maintenance concerns for pool owners?
Read on to find out how you can protect your pool!
Top off your pool's water level frequently during hot months.
Here's How It Happens:
Whether do-it-yourself or with a maintenance company, low water level can lead to serious equipment damage.
Equipment damage can occur if the pool is too low on water, but it can also occur if there is too much water in your pool. Make sure you're keeping your pool at the correct water level consistently; we recommend checking it 3 to 4 times a week.
Tip: Make sure to keep your pool at the correct water level consistently!
Protect your pool by making sure you're keeping your pool at the correct water level consistently. Doing this simple check every day saves you from equipment damage and other pool maintenance problems, like expensive repairs!
Low Water Levels
A low water level can really hurt your pool and leads to bad water circulation.
If our team notices low water levels in your pool, we will let you know immediately. We always notify the homeowner about water level issues, as they are dangerous and require immediate attention.
Low water level is also a fire hazard. The pump motor might run "dry" (meaning there is air in the system) and catch fire. This can catch your other equipment and even your home on fire, leading to further damage and loss.
You don't want that to happen, and neither do we! This is why it's so important to keep an eye on your pool's water level and fill it correctly.
Plus, a pump motor is expensive to repair if it burns out.
Regular pool maintenance is the best strategy for protecting your pool.
Overly High Water Levels
While you can under-fill your pool, you can also over-fill your pool. This can cause just as much damage as low water levels.
If the pool water level covers skimmer opening, the skimmer throat will be blocked and won’t work. Floating debris such as dirt, insects, and leaves can't get inside the skimmer, thus, the pool can't be cleaned effectively. This leaves a dirty, unhealthy pool and can also cause water chemistry problems.
Keep an eye on water level to keep your pool healthy and clean!
Here's How It's Done!
We want your pool to best in the best shape possible and we're committed to helping you protect it.
The Manning Pool Service team is proud to offer New Pool School alongside our pool maintenance and cleaning services. At New Pool School, you'll learn everything you need to know about owning and maintaining a pool.
Pool Maintenance Made Easy: Filling to the Correct Water Level
Here's the guideline to follow:
Half of your skimmer should be above the water line so water will circulate properly and the skimmer can clean your pool correctly. There should be at least an inch of space between the lip of the deck and your water line.
Get Your Pool Maintenance Done by the Pros at Manning Pool Service!
As a homeowner, you want to safeguard your investments. Your swimming pool is one of your most precious investments, and we want to help you protect it. Contact the professionals at Manning Pool Service for a free quote on pool maintenance services. Call us now at 713-322-8304!
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