Introduction to Most Common Pool Repairs

If you’re a homeowner with a pool, you may be all too familiar with the time it takes to properly maintain a swimming pool all year round. Unfortunately, you may also be familiar with the unwanted and oftentimes random pool issues and breaks that can occur throughout the year. While Swimming pool repairs most often require immediate attention, they can also be extremely costly. 

To prepare for pool ownership and all the big and small issues that often go ignored, or put-off, we’ve created a list of the 6 most common pool repairs that we see — and address on a regular basis.

List of the Most Common Pool Repairs

To summarize here are six of the of the most common pool repairs homeowners must deal with:

  • Pool Pump Repairs: typically motor burn outs, or cracked plastic parts.
  • Pool Filter Repairs: most commonly filter elements need replacing or cracked/broken seals.
  • Pool Tile and Coping Repairs: usually from poorly set coping or tile or aggressive use of the pool (i.e., kids playing).
  • Pool Heater Repairs: from improper pool chemistry eroding the equipment or improper maintenance during inactivity during summer months.
  • Pool Skimmer Repairs: usually due to old age and most common source of ‘leaks’ in pools.
  • Pool Light Repairs: typically a burnt out bulb or loose fitting leading to a minor pool leak.

Pool Pump Repairs

The pool pump is responsible for water circulation by ensuring gravity doesn’t siphon the water out. Personally, we think Pentair Pool Pumps and Hayward Pool Pumps as the most reliable pool pumps on the market today. Keeping your pool clean and sanitary would be very difficult without a pump. Malfunctioning pool pumps could lead to a complete change in the chemical composition of your pool. With this in mind, it is crucial to know the purpose of a pool pump, and why it is in fact the most common pool repair and one of the most urgent to address.

The pool pump itself includes the motor, pump, and control panel. To properly diagnose the issue, it’s important to seek professional help as quickly as you can. 

Pool Filter Repair

Let’s state the truth, pool filters aren’t cheap. So, more than likely you’ll want to address pool filter issues with professional help, as opposed to opting for immediate replacement. 

As the name suggests, pool filters do in fact filter the pool’s water. They are responsible for catching any and all debris that find its way into your pool ecosystem. Common pool filter complications include leaks and valve issues. Addressing these issues is essential for keeping a clean, sparkling pool that is inviting to eager swimmers. 

Pool Tile and Coping Repair

Swimming pool tile can crack if swimming pool coping has been laid on unevenly or incorrectly shaped. If that wasn’t enough, swimming pool coping could also crack if swimming pool tile hasn’t been properly laid. If either of these happens, you may need to repair them. Side note – our top vendor recommendations for pool tile is NPT and pool coping is Milestone. These issues includes conducting:

  • Swimming pool tile replacement
  • Swimming pool coping replacement
  • Swimming pool coping repair

Luckily, depending on the type and quality, tile and coping can last between 20 to 50 years!

Pool Heater Repair

A swimming pool heater repair becomes necessary if the heater isn’t heating the pool adequately, making your water too cold to swim in and too cold to enjoy. These repairs include replacing thermostats, igniters, and heating elements. And if you don’t want to mess with these components, looking for professional pool heater repair specialists is paramount.

Pool Skimmer Repair

Swimming pool skimmers can break if they haven’t been installed properly. Generally, they are installed to sit above the water’s surface slightly. But if they’re too low, which can happen if they haven’t been installed correctly, or if someone walks on them to get into the water, they can break.

Pool Light(s) Repair

A swimming pool repair job may oftentimes involve the lighting. Swimming pool lights don’t typically break, but it’s time to call the repairman if one of them does. Remember, swimming pool lights can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years, depending on the quality of light. Hence, swimming pool repairs can include:

  • Replacing the light or…
  • Swimming pool light bulb
  • Swimming pool light housing
  • Swimming pool light fuse
  • The light switch
  • The light Transformer
  • and the light capacitor

About Alligator Pools

Swimming pool repairs can be a hassle, but they don’t have to be. If you need residential swimming pool repair services, contact the experts at Alligator Pool Services. We’ll take care of everything for you so that you can enjoy your swimming pool without any headaches, especially if you need help with pool leak repair in Miami.

Have we answered all of your questions about common swimming pool repairs? If not, feel free to leave us a comment below, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.