07 January 2019
The importance of professional pool care
There is no doubt that being a responsible pool owner will dramatically lengthen the lifespan of your pool. Small tasks, done regularly, will prevent minor issues from becoming full-blown problems that require expensive and time-consuming repairs. Our blog is full of posts featuring useful tips to maintain your pool; information on cleaning, renovating and pool care can all be found here.
However, professional servicing is also a key part of your pool's maintenance programme, and for all sorts of reasons. In this post, we look at the importance of professional pool care.
There are signs to keep an eye on to protect the pool's health. If you see any of the following, your pool needs professional attention soon:
- Any unexpected/unusual sounds in the plantroom
- Wet patches in the plantroom, this can be indicative of a leak
- The pool water never comes up to temperature, despite no outward signs of a malfunction
- The level of humidity is uncomfortably high in the pool hall, or the temperature is high, and you struggle to bring it down
- The surfaces in the pool hall become clammy to the touch
- High levels of condensation on any glass
- Persistent mould growth, despite your best efforts to remove it
These symptoms may be caused by a problem that you will not be able to fix yourself even if you are able to accurately isolate the cause. They point to an underlying problem with the pool equipment - that may be a leak in the system, an issue with the electrical components or something else – if so, the solution is unlikely to be a DIY job.
A pool service engineer will have a wealth of experience in dealing with all manner of complex pool problems. As part of that experience, the engineer will know that a regular check-up is key to preventing them. You shouldn't call for a pool service only when you see a problem emerge; prevention is far better than cure – for the pool, swimming time and your budget.
The difference between your own regular maintenance and that of a professional is that the engineer builds up a detailed knowledge of your pool, they review everything, each time they do a service. They can identify and diagnose actions that need to be taken straight away, as well as spot maintenance and upgrades that can be scheduled for the future.
One issue that can crop up for pool owners who only do DIY servicing is that they get into a routine and repeatedly forget to do a part of the inspection, without ever realising it until it's too late.
If you're concerned about a problem with your pool or just want peace of mind when it comes to pool maintenance, consider a regular, scheduled service programme. It can make a world of difference to the pool and prevent the need for costly repairs further down the line.
At London Swimming Pool Company we specialise in swimming pool maintenance, servicing and refurbishment, so if you have a pool that’s in need of regular maintenance or a facelift, contact us for an initial discussion – there’s no substitute for expert advice. If you have an older swimming pool that needs upgrading, we suggest planning your refurbishment for the autumn, so all the work is done and dusted before the next swimming season.
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