There are some pool maintenance jobs and simple swimming pool repair jobs that you may feel like you can tackle yourself, but there are going to be some times that you need to call a professional for swimming pool repair. These usually involve your pool pump, which is one of the most important parts of your pool. The pool pump creates the suction that moves the water through the filtering system and back into the pool. Without the pump, the pool cannot clean itself.
One swimming pool repair you can attempt yourself is priming the pump. To do this, follow these steps:
- Take the lid off the pump cover.
- Make sure the pipes and pump are full of water.
- Put the lid back on, and make sure it is tight. The pump can only work when it is airtight.
- Look on the filter tank for the air bleeder and open it up.
- Turn the pump back on.
If this doesn’t work the first time, you can repeat the steps and try again. If your pump is still not working, it is probably time to call a professional for help. There are other warning indicators that your pump is not working well, and it may be time for professional swimming pool repair. If your water is getting dirty, it may be a sign that the pump isn’t working. The pump pulls water through the filtration and cleaning systems and these systems cannot work without the pump. If your pump is making new or strange sounds, it is time to ask for help. Finally, if the level of water in your pool is dropping without explanation, it is time to call the professionals.