Frequently Asked Questions
Why is my Pool water hazy/cloudy?
Hazy pool water could be an indication of dirt, a faulty filtration system or algae. Chemistry is very important not having enough chlorine will cloud up a pool also keeping the P.H. and Alkalinity within a proper range. A defected filter may be the cause, make sure the filter is cleaned. Also using a clarifier is a great way to filter out cloudy and hazy water. Contact Perfect Pools and Property Maintenance for an accurate diagnosis.
Why is my swimming pool losing water? Can it be leaking?
There are typically three pool issues with water loss:
- Leaks in the swim pool plumbing
- Leaks in the swimming pool shell
To find out the difference between evaporation and an actual leak, you can perform a bucket test. Click Here to learn more. Leaks in the pool plumbing can sometimes be visible by the pool equipment or can be found underground. Leaks in the pool shell can usually be found and repaired under water. After you confirm that the pool is leaking it’s best to bring in licensed professional’s like Perfect Pools and Property Maintenance to find and repair it.
Why is my pool water is green?
Algae is certainly the cause of the green, but an imbalance of pH and/or alkalinity could be one of the reasons you have algae in the first place (while there is adequate chlorine). One other reason may be a high level of TDS or Phosphates. A Very high PH significantly decreases the effectiveness of chlorine. You need to test and adjust your pH and alkalinity, this is the first step. Then test for TDS(Total Dissolved Solids) and Phosphates. Contact Perfect Pools and Property Maintenance to eradicate the problem.
Why is my pump so noisy?
In your pump motor, there are bearings. A loud pump motor is a sign of bad bearings. Bearings can be replaced but in most cases, the motor is replaced.
Why is my pool water is foamy?
Foamy pool water can be the result of unbalanced chemicals, cosmetics, suntan oils or algae. Contact Perfect Pools and Property Maintenance for an accurate diagnosis if the issue persists.
Do we need to service our pool year round?
Yes, a properly maintained pool throughout the year will reduce the amount of staining in the pool. Pumps and other equipment can also be properly maintained to prolong their life which in turn saves you money in the long run.
Why does chlorine burn my eyes?
Chlorine is an excellent sanitizer and is perfectly safe if used correctly. People assume that when they can smell and feel the chlorine that there is too much chlorine in the pool, but that’s not true. Free chlorine (FC) has no detectable taste or smell and causes no irritation. Combined chlorine is the chloramines formed by the reaction of FC with ammonia wastes from the bathers. Chloramines are the cause of the characteristic “chlorine odor” of heavily used pools and causes irritation. Believe it or not, to remove the chloramines you need to super chlorinate the pool.
What is PH?
PH stands for Power of Hydrogen and is the balance between alkalinity and acidity. The balance of the PH in your pool is important because an imbalance can result in eye and skin irritants for bathers.
How much does it cost to install a pool solar heater?
The installation of a solar pool heater depends on the size of your pool and can cost anywhere between $2000 and $7500.
How many gallons of water are in my pool?
To calculate how many gallons are in a rectangular pool, multiply the length by width by the average depth of the pool by 7.5.