Some common swimming pool issues and problems are covered below to help you get the most from your pool.
MY SWIMMING POOL PUMP WILL NOT PRIME.
Shut of all the inlet and outlet valves and turn the filters multipart valve to closed.
Turn off pump.
Open the pump basket lid and fill with water.
Replace lid [Tight]
Turn multipart to filter.
Turn on pump and open inlet valves.
The rush of water should pull more liquid from the pool and the pump is primed.
Repeat if Suction is lost.
N.B, If the lid is loose, the pump will not prime and although you will see no water escaping, air is bleeding into the filter and suction is lost.
MY SWIMMING POOL WATER HAS GONE GREEN.
If you are heating the pool, the algae within the water is increasing in size every hour.
You need to dose with liquid Chlorine and fast.
This will kill the green Algae but will turn it milky in appearance.
You need to add a Flocculant to tighten the filter media.
Backwash every hour and repeat.
UK Swimming Pools can supply all your swimming pool chemicals at realistic prices.
DO I NEED SURFACE WATER SKIMMERS IN MY POOL.
It is advisable to have surface water skimmers in your pool because of the dirt and debris that can build up on the pool surface.
Body fats, hair and lotions can be unpleasant when ingested so its wise to have skimmers.
It is an advisory that 50% of the water turn over is through the surface water skimmers, so most family pools should have two fitted.
Within the skimmer unit you will find a debris basket and floating wire ring which creates water movement.
UK Swimming Pools can supply all your swimming pool cleaners and fittings.
Winterise My Pool, Do’s and Dont’s.
Here at UK Swimming Pools Ltd we often get asked if you should-close and winterise your swimming pool. We truly believe that more damage occurs to outdoor swimming pools when they are closed down. Moving water has to be colder to freeze so if you can keep the water moving the pool stands a better chance of surviving the winter months. The pump running cost are small ( as much as a refrigerator ) far out weighing refurbishment and repair cost as an economical option.
If you do intend to winterise your pool, you should,
1, lower the pool water level.
2.Drain the surface water skimmers.
3. Drain filter keg.
4.Drain pump and remove from system .
5. Drain the heating source.
6. Place expansion vessels in pool water surface..
Please do not hesitate to contact Anthony should you require any help.