There is really nothing worse than owning a pool and not being able to use it because it is in need of a repair. One of the reasons that you may need a pool repair service is because the pool has developed a leak. In addition to a basic structural leak, some of the other top culprits that create leaks in pools and spas include main drains, skimmers, and return lines. A quality repair service will be able to find the leaks and repair them.
There are some companies that will be able to find the leak and repair it without needing to drain the pool or spa. Once the leak is found, the company should provide you with an estimate as to what it will cost to repair the leak, and often will be able to make the repair when they make the first visit. If it is a larger repair that is needed, it may take a day or more to finish.
Depending on the type of leak and the circumstances of the damage, a major repair, such as one for a water feature or a certain plumbing line could be referred to the builder of the pool for the repair.
Before Calling a Pool Repair Service
Before you call a pool repair service you will want to make sure that you have cleaned out your pool. The water should be clear and clean and the pool level will need to be full. You will want to check to make sure that the filter and the pump are working correctly.
Taking these steps before the repair company comes to look at the pool will ensure that the initial visit goes smoothly and the repair person will be able to easily see where the issue is coming from.
There are several structural types of pools out there; each type may require a different type of repair. The structure of the pool will also determine the type of repair that is needed.
Gunite swimming pools are made of a mixture of sand, cement, and water that can be molded into any type of shape. This is a versatile material for the construction of a pool and for this reason is very popular. Plaster is used over the material to create a water barrier. If the plaster cracks or is not thick enough, there could be loss of water. Seasonal changes tend to cause cracks, which is why it is important to properly winterize your pool every year.
Vinyl liners that are used in pools can start to leak after some time. This is typically an easy fix as the puncture in the vinyl can typically be located quickly and patched up to stop the leak.
Fiberglass pools are almost indestructible, but can develop leaks in some cases. If there is a leak in a fiberglass pool you must keep the water level high as the shell could float out of the ground if you do not.
These are just some of the repairs that may be needed for a pool. If you are having any type of problem calling a pool repair service is recommended.