Some of the most frequent problems that can affect your pool during the swimming season are described below to help you detect and solve them or, if necessary, seek professional help.

1.Problems with the pump

If the pump is not working, the first thing you need to do is check the water level and the skimmer, make sure that the valves are open and that the pipes are intact and none of them has broken.
Check to make sure that the pump is self-aspirating.

If the pump is not aspirating properly, it may be drawing air from the skimmer, in which case you will need to raise the water level in the pool.

If the problem persists, check the pump to make sure the turbine is not dirty or blocked.

2.Problems with the motor

The first thing you need to do is check to make sure that the motor is not blocked and that it is receiving electricity. If the capacitor is malfunctioning or there is water inside, you need to call a professional.

If you detect a leak, it could mean that the closure gasket on the pump-motor unit or the mechanical seal is broken, in which case it will need to be replaced.

3.Problems with the pool surface

Spots on the walls and just above the waterline means there is excess grease (sunscreen, for example), in which case the walls will need to be scrubbed. Swimmers should shower before using the pool to prevent this problem.

Scales on the walls and pool accessories could be caused by a high pH level, filtering problems or calcium salts in the water. In this case, adjust the pH level, check the filter and add flocculant following the manufacturer’s recommendations.

If the pool is losing water, the first thing you need to do is check the drain plugs and pipes to rule out any broken plugs or pipes. If everything checks out, consider that the water loss could be caused by evaporation. During very hot weather you will need to add water to the pool more frequently.

If the pool accessories are rusty with brown spots on them, it may be due to the fact that the pH is under 7, in which case you will need to use a pH booster to bring the pH level within the 7.2 to 7.6 range.