Correcting My Pool

3 Signs Your Pool Needs Repairs

Having a pool in your backyard is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors, as well as spend time with your family and friends. Swimming is also a great form of exercise. However, once you have a pool in your backyard, you have to make sure that you are taking care of it. Failure to take care of your pool correctly can result in a lot of unpleasant consequences. Spotting the signs that your pool needs repair is critical if you want to keep it working its best. Here are some of the main signs that your pool needs repair.

A Bad Heater

Maintaining the heater of your pool is extremely important. When your heater starts malfunctioning your pool will be cold a lot. Nobody wants to get into a cold pool, this problem needs to be fixed as soon as possible. 

When the heater on a pool goes bad it is usually because there is something wrong with the power source. The temperature settings may also need adjustments or you may have a damaged filter. Needless to say, this is a problem that is best solved by a professional.

Green Water

You may get up one morning and find that your pool water has turned green. This usually means that there is some kind of chemical imbalance in your pool. Keeping your pool's chemical balance in check can be difficult. When your pool is not properly maintained, algae will start forming in the water. If there is also a lack of chlorine in the pool — along with algae growth — the water will start turning green.

You have two choices to solve this problem: you can fix it with products that you get from a pool supply store or you can call in a professional to do it. If you don't have the time and are not sure you know exactly what you're doing, it's best to call in a professional.

Broken Lights

Broken lights can happen occasionally when you have a swimming pool. You must fix your pool lights. Broken lights can make it difficult to use your pool, especially at night. It is always best to get an expert to fix your pool lights for you because you are going to be dealing with electricity and water. Additionally, fixing pool lights can get very complicated so it's always best to call in a professional to assist you with it.

For additional information, contact a professional pool service in your area.