The pleasure of having a swimming pool brings both entertainment features and service and support commitments. Every new proud owner should be aware of the specifics of using the swimming pool.
The swimming pool as a means of entertainment as well as a gathering place around the house requires constant adequate (not necessarily professional) maintenance. Every new swimming pool owner should be well instructed by the company that placed / built the swimming pool. He was aware that he had tried and had to deal with his obligations regarding cleaning the swimming pool, equipment and water. Not only to nod when the briefing was carried out, because 2-3 weeks after the initial commissioning of the swimming pool (usually at the end of spring – May), it asks care from its owner. The swimming pool is like a living organism. If you are good with it, it will pay off, but if neglect our duties start the problems:
- Too many leaves and junk have fallen on the water. The leaves must be periodically taken from the water surface with the stalk, which is most likely obtained by the equipment or purchased. Do not wait for the filtration system to blow / to gather the leaves themselves, as they could fall into the swimming pool’s skimmer, block the suction hole or fall from the skimmer directly into the pump prefilter, in both cases the pump will vacuum and load the engine that will most likely be disconnected from the motor protection in the dashboard, but ultimately the filtration will not work. At first glance, just leaves – I’ll clean them later or tomorrow. Leaves can enter the pump and floor drain after settling at the bottom of the swimming pool. If the leaves and rubbish are already at the bottom, they have to be sucked in with the cleaner, which is a slightly harder option, but that is unavoidable when there is something on the bottom.
- Another common case is when we clean the bottom after a polluted swimming pool, in most cases it must be washed filter from the filtration group – by Backwash. The arrow of the filter’s pressure is likely to have entered the red (dangerous) sector, which should signal us to re-wash the quartz sand in the filter that is clogged and loaded. Failure to do this may result in the filter being destroyed, which is already a serious problem, and the filter has to be replaced because it is no longer repairable. Flushing is very important, as water leakage due to excessive load in the system can also occur somewhere else – a pipe, a connection, a knee, a crane or a socket. If these items are available, replacement and repair is easy and possible, but if it happens in a hidden and concrete part, then you got a serious problem. In 99% of cases the problems are in the visible parts.
- The pump timer does not work and the pump is running continuously until it stops manually. This may result in overheating and burning of the pump.
- Before turning the six-way valve, the pump must always be stopped, otherwise the valve may be broken.
- Forgotten Closed Crane – Before putting into operation, it is always necessary to check that all taps of the skimmer, inflow nozzles and siphon are open. The closed crane can lead to increased pipe pressure and leakage. A forgotten nozzle tap can occur after the filter is flushed back, and it is advisable to close the tap to prevent some of the junk from filtering back into the swimming pool through the nozzles.
- After an approximate 6-month winter standstill of the filter prior to commissioning, it is desirable and advisable to walk through the 6 filtration cycles (through the filter valve) for a few minutes so that the quartz sand can be washed, shacked and scrolled. If it has calcified it becomes dense in time, starting the system in the filtration mode, it will immediately load the filter, which can be understood by the sound.
All these problems are related to the proper operation of the swimming pool and, if not properly operated, are usually not covered by the warranty.