Having a pool in the summer months is a godsend. However, maintaining a pool throughout the year can be a nightmare. Keeping up with just a few things can save you from an expected flood of water in your backyard.
Here are a few things you should prioritize in order to avoid any water damage:
Sediments in your water can affect the longevity of your pool. Try to brush the sides of your pool at least once a week to avoid algae and skim the top every other day. Also be sure to check the pH balance regularly, as there are several factors that could change from week to week. As always, only handle chemicals with the proper safety equipment, including rubber gloves and goggles.
Having a pump for circulation is pivotal in order to avoid bacteria, as well as a way to ensure the chemicals get distributed evenly around the entire pool, especially with a shock treatment. By taking these steps to maintain clean water, you can contribute to the longevity of your pool’s lining.
Maintaining your Filtration System
A damaged filtration system can mess with your water balance and lead to algae growth, according to Lowes. Your system might be working overtime during hotter-than-normal temperatures, or when an abnormal amount of people have been in the water. The first thing to check is the filter to ensure nothing is torn or in the way of proper flow. A functioning filtration system can help your pool’s lining so that water damage stays at bay.
Checking for Leaks
If you think you might have a leak, there are a few ways you can verify before having to check every inch of your liner. Your pool should lose no more than a quarter of an inch every 24 hours in moderate weather. To check your pool’s water level: mark the current water level, then check 24 hours later. Another method is to place a bucket on your pool’s second step, filled to the water level of your pool and compare the results after 24 hours. Swim University offers a method to find the actual leak using just some dye. Your pool liner should be replaced every 5-10 years, so if you are seeing an increase in leaks it might be time to get a new one.
If you do experience some water damage don’t hesitate to give Roto-Rooter a call. We handle everything and work directly with your insurance to make sure the issue is taken care of the right way. For all the latest information on home and office water care, make sure to visit our blogs regularly.