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Swimming Pool Parts

Swimming is a favorite activity of many, and a backyard pool is great to have—until it stops working. There are a few things that can go wrong with a pool over time, requiring your attention because of the number of parts needed to keep a pool up and running.

Many people get cracks on the tiles that surround the pool and that are on the inside their pool--thinking nothing of it. These cracks shouldn’t be ignored as they can lead to leaking and other more serious problems down the road. The cracks should be fixed, or the tiles should be replaced immediately. Cracked tiles can even cause particles to get into the water supply, blocking the pump.

Poor water quality is also a concern. If swimmers in your pool are experiencing irritations in their eyes, it could mean that the chlorine levels are off and that the water isn't pH balanced.

There are a number of other issues you can have with your pool that you will need to fix to get it back up and running.

Tips to keep your pool in top shape

  1. Skim every day—Skim the leaves and other debris that collect on the surface of your pool. Keeping these out of your filter will make it last longer.
  2. Tend to the filter basket—Clean out your filter basket at least once a week.
  3. Check chemical levels—Check the chemical levels in your pool regularly. Testing kits for this purpose are cheap and easy to use. Negligence in maintaining proper chemical levels could lead to some serious issues down the road.

What are some common swimming pool parts that can break down?

  • Pump impeller—The impeller is the propeller in the pump that moves the water. Its spinning motion and design create a vacuum effect that takes in the water from one side and pushes it out on the other side.
  • Temperature gauge—The temperature gauge measures how hot or cold the water is. You can use it to determine if your heater is working properly.
  • Sand filter—The sand filter keeps sand and other debris from collecting in the water. Without a working filter, your pool will become very dirty.
  • Pool water heater—The heater is responsible for helping you regulate the temperature of the water in your pool. In some cases, heated pools can be used all year.
  • Swimming pool ladder—The ladder makes it easier for people to get in and out of the pool, especially where the water is deep.
  • Bypass valve—The bypass valve redirects water flowing through the system so that it doesn't go through the heater.

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