There may come an occasion where a pool repair is needed. There are many different types of damages that can occur in a pool. Some cause more problems and are more expensive than others. Almost all the ways a pool can become damaged are preventable in some way or another. Improper pool maintenance is the most common reason for damage caused to a pool. Taking preventative measures can often mean saving money on repairs in the long run. The most common types of damage and repairs are outlined below.
With in-ground pools sometimes the bond beam needs to be repaired. Bond beam repair is a common type of pool repair. A bond beam is located behind the tile in a pool. This beam is one of the strongest part of a pool as it is subjected to many outside forces. A beam may be severely damaged before a pool owner notices. This is because the bond beam is located behind the tile and once a crack is visible it is often because the damaged is very advanced. If a pool owner notices any cracking around tile or the tile appears to be crumbling they should look into having their bond beam repaired.
Although common, this pool repair is complicated and expensive. Everything around the bond beam such as coping, tile and chip until the bond beam is visible. All the debris inside must be removed so that cement can be added. New beams should be formed and then the areas can be reformed. This is a job best left up to professional pool builders or repairers.
Another common pool repair is coping repair. The coping is apart of the bond beam. It is the capstone of the beam and its used as a finisher around the pool’s edge. Normally a coping repair should last for many, many years however a lack of maintenance can result in a damage. Whether is it water freezing in the coping or the coping being pushed too far, a damaged coping can be an expensive repair. Once a coping has cracked enough to allow water to come in there is a greater chance that the pool will become completely damaged. This repair needs to be dealt with right away in order to avoid losing one’s pool completely.
Damage caused to a coping can result in crumbing mortar. This is what causes the cracking. When crumbling mortar is noticed in the joints it is imperative that a pool owner contact a pool repair specialist to repair the damages. As with most pool issues early detection is the best way to ensure that the damaged coping doesn’t cause further damage to the pool, perhaps even destroying it completely if water is allowed to seep in.
An expansion joint joins a pool with a desk. These joints need to be free of dirt and debris, this means regular cleaning in order to avoid an expensive pool repair. Once an expansion joint becomes dirty, or compromised, then the pool may develop cracks and the beams may become cracked all the way through. In short, the pool will be completely and utterly damaged and cost the owner a small fortune in repair bills. It is quite important that the expansion joint is regularly cleaned to keep these damages form occurring.
Expansion joints should also be caulked when they need it. Caulking is great because it keeps out any and all water. When water gets into an expansion joint it can freeze which will cause it to expand eventually cracking the coping and from there the beam and tile. Once this happens the pool will need to be drained and the pool repair job needed will be incredibly expensive for the pool owner. It is best to avoid the need for these costly repairs by maintaining the joints, beams and copings. This will help to ensure that the pool is useable for many, many years.
Perhaps the most common pool repair is a broken filter due to clogging. This is also the most avoidable as it is simple maintenance to always clean the filter. Filters will need replacing over time but there will be a need for more often if filters are allowed to clog. Not too mention that a clogged filter cannot due its job and therefore will create a dirty pool which means unsafe water for swimmers. In order to avoid clogging, pool owners should clean their pools regularly.
Regular pool maintenance will ensure less repairs and more savings in the long run. Pool owners should take care of the equipment as well as keep their pools clean. Having a clean pool is going to help prevent the spread of algae and other invasive problems. A pool repair tends to be quite expensive and can also be dangerous. In the event of a pool repair it is a good idea for pool owners to contact a pool repairing service.