Few homeowners get excited at the prospect of closing their pools for the season, as it means an official end to good weather and fun in the sun. They shouldn’t let that be a reason to rush through the closing process, though. A brief inspection should always be performed prior to winterizing the pool, and if any of the issues noted below appear to be present, Pool repair in Bucks and Montgomery County should be scheduled prior to covering it for the season.
Pool owners who notice that they’ve been having to refill their pools more often than usual may be dealing with a leak. This leak could be coming from inside the plumbing or the pool’s walls themselves. Either way, if it is allowed to sit all winter, the leak will only get worse so it’s best to have it repaired prior to closing the pool.
A pool’s pump is essential for keeping the water clean and safe to swim in. If it isn’t working as well as it used to, it’s wise to take action now instead of waiting until it breaks down entirely. Even if it has already ceased to function entirely, though, a pool contractor may be able to fix the problem without having to replace the entire pump.
Pool liners can be expected to last around a decade without needing to be replaced, provided they are maintained properly. If, however, there are signs of trouble such as cracking, fading, or wrinkles, it’s worth having the liner evaluated by a pro before closing the pool up for the year even if it isn’t yet reaching the end of its expected lifespan. Having it replaced now could help to avoid more serious damage.
A pool’s filter must be run periodically through the winter months to keep its water clean and should be run continuously in the event of a freeze. If it isn’t performing at top levels while the pool is in use, that won’t suddenly change because the cover has been installed and nobody is swimming in it. Have the filter repaired now to ensure that it functions as intended throughout the off-season.