If you’re at the point where you’re researching pool repair, you’ve probably already noticed a natural process taking place: your pool is either starting to degrade, or it needs a fresh look.
With enough time, water will always wear down stone. Just like seawater seeping into a leaky boat, the water in and around your pool is constantly looking for weak spots, wearing down your pool’s structure and systems. Even homeowners who properly maintain and service their pools will inevitably face a service issue. Having your pool professionally repaired may seem pricey, but it’s part of the deal for every pool owner at some point. And, if you learn what to look for when choosing a pool repair professional here in Palm Beach County, it makes the process a lot easier.
Typical Pool Repair Issues
Swimming pool systems are complex, with dozens of moving and non-moving parts working together. For starters, you may find it helpful to understand the three main categories when it comes to pool repair: Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical.
Structural – over time, small (even microscopic) faults in the physical structure of the pool will worsen, and lead to deformations that look bad, or even worse, cause severe physical damage. Typical structural issues include:
- Shell cracks
- Tile fractures/loose tiles
- Coping fractures/loose coping
- Deck fractures/cracks
- Liner leaks
- Pool needs resurfacing
- Plumbing repair/replacement
- Drain failure
Mechanical – whether it’s a car, a boat, or a set of pool equipment, all mechanical systems have service lifespans. Depending on how your pool has been maintained, the lifespan of your pool equipment might even be shortened through lack of proper pool maintenance
- Filtrations systems
- Salination systems
- Suction lines
Electrical/Lighting – while electricity and water don’t usually go well together, most modern pools have built-in lighting systems. Typically, we see service calls for these items:
- Upgrade from regular to LED bulbs
- Flooded electrical conduits
- Decaying electric wiring/circuits