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Pool Problem Troubleshooting Guide

You love your swimming pool – and so do we. At The Pool Doctor, we specialize in troubleshooting and repairing your inground pool, but how do you know if your pool needs service or repair?

Here are a few of the most common swimming pool problems and suggestions on how to troubleshoot them:

 

THE FILTER PRESSURE IS LOW AND THERE IS NO WATER MOVEMENT

Do It Yourself:

– Check the baskets and empty them if needed.

– Check the water level and add water if it’s low.

 

Call Us For Service:

– Weir blade in skimmer could be stuck in the “up” position and needs to be replaced.

– There could be an air leak on suction side of the pump.

 

THE MOTOR ON THE PUMP IS LOUD

Do It Yourself:

– The pressure side of plumbing could be closed and you should check the valves for proper settings.

 

Call Us For Service:

– Bearings in the motor could be going out.

– The pump impeller could be clogged.

 

THE POOL LIGHT IS NOT COMING ON

Do It Yourself:

– Check your circuit breaker.

– Check your GFCI outlet and reset if needed.

 

Call Us For Service:

– If the light is tied into a computer system, the power relay may need to be replaced.

 

 

THE PUMP HAS A LEAK

Do It Yourself:

– Remove, clean and reseat the O-ring.

– Secure the pump lid

 

Call Us For Service:

– It could be a leak at the plumbing that needs to be repaired.

 

THERE IS A LEAK AT THE FILTER

Do It Yourself:

– Tighten or replace Air Relief Valve.

 

Call Us For Service:

– The O-ring may be damaged and needs to be replaced.

– The plumbing has a leak and needs to be repaired.

 

 

Call us for repair service today and see why The Pool Doctor provides the best swimming pool service in the greater Tampa Bay area. Call Today! (727) 546-2400

2 Responses

  1. Jean Boniface says:

    My pool has a major leak and if I let it go without filling it up, within a week it will be half empty.
    I used the die around all spouts and skimmer and all is good. The pool leaked way passed all that. I also put die around light fixture but couldn’t reach the under side. I am thinking that might be the issue. But need your option. Please help.

  2. Darell Long says:

    The leak is allways at or below the water line.
    If the water stops at bottom of light it may be the issue. If the pool has been shut down and not circulating and water goes below light, in most pools the only thing left is main drain on bottom or possible floor returns. I also recommend hireling a professional at this point do to the amount of water lost and the low water in pool at this time

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