A swimming pool can be the epicenter of fun and entertainment for yourself, your family, and your friends. However, this great addition to your backyard can also be accompanied by problems to watch out for. 

Certainly, these are not impossible issues, but they are ones you want to add to your weekly pool maintenance checklist for a routine inspection. Here are some of the most common problems you may face with your swimming pool: 

Murky Water – What Does Cloudy Pool Water Mean

Have you ever noticed murky pool water preventing you from seeing to the bottom of the pool? That points to a common problem that could reveal more severe issues with a swimming pool. 

Wondering what causes cloudy pool water? Poor filtration, high pH, low total alkalinity, and changes to your pool’s calcium hardness cause murky pool water. If the cloudy water also has a color or tint, it could be algae formation.

Fortunately, alkalinity and calcium hardness formulas can treat the problem. Additionally, a chemical called Flocculant can pull floating particles to the bottom of your pool to be vacuumed, helping to reduce that murkiness. 

The Cost to Maintain a Pool – How Do You Manage The Bill? 

Pool maintenance costs per month can add up. The average cost to maintain a pool each month can be between $80 to $150, which can amount to $960 to $1,800 annually.  Both above ground pool maintenance costs and inground pool maintenance costs can drain your budget, especially if you don’t have a daily pool maintenance checklist that includes skimming off leaves and debris, checking the pump, and checking your filter. A weekly pool maintenance checklist can include testing pool water and adding necessary chemicals. 

The Structure of Your Pool – Do you Have a Broken Vinyl Liner?

If you’ve noticed that your water levels have drastically decreased, then it could be that your pool’s vinyl liner is leaking. A leaking vinyl liner can compromise the function and safety of your pool. We recommend doing periodic liner maintenance. Maintaining your pool’s chemicals, cleaning it, and using a swimming pool cover can help preserve this part of your pool. Nevertheless, if a leak has already occurred, then it’s likely that you may need to call a professional company for assistance. 

Metal Corrosion – Are You Noticing Rust? 

Most pools have metal components with them, and if the water chemistry is off, water can eventually corrode the metal and even cause rusting. Your pool may have metal corrosion if you’ve seen rust stains and colored water. Fortunately, there is a easy fix for this. Metal corrosion means that your pool likely has a low pH.  A soda ash or pH formula specializing in raising the pool’s pH levels can correct this problem. 

Even though these are common swimming pool issues, they shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your pool. The J&M Pool Company team is experienced in dealing with various pool problems of  many different types of swimming pool sizes and shapes.  

We’re here to guide you through the pool maintenance and restoration process, so the only thing you have to worry about is when you’re planning your next pool day. If you need help answering questions schedule a consultation with us today!