Owning a backyard swimming pool is a luxury many South Florida homeowners enjoy. As pools age with time, proper pool care is crucial to keeping your pool in swimming condition. For this reason, it is as important to familiarize yourself with the early signs of pool damage. Read on to find out the four signs you need to call a pool repair professional.

  1. Chemical Imbalance: If you feel a burning sensation on your eyes or skin every time you swim in the pool, you may have a chemical imbalance. This is a sign that the pH level of the water is too high. Be sure to test the pH levels first—if it’s too high, pour a pH reducer into the deep end of the pool to reduce acidity. If it’s too low, opt for a sodium carbonate treatment.
  2. Odd Sounds: Pumps should run with a smooth running sound. If your pump is very noisy or runs with odd or peculiar sounds, that could be an indication that something is not running properly.
  3. Pump Problems: Water not flowing correctly? Or the water is taking on a dirty, murky or a green color? This could be a sign the pump is malfunctioning. This can easily be repaired, but it could also be an indicator of a more severe problem like a clog or leak.
  4. Algae Buildup: Another sign of pump and filter malfunction is a buildup of green algae. If it’s a small amount of algae, you can easily brush it off the swimming pool walls yourself and then adjust the sanitizer level. For more severe cases of algae buildup, contact the professionals at Horizon Pool and Patio.

Your South Florida Pool Professionals

Don’t wait until it’s too late! For more information on the warning signs of pool damage, call the experts at Horizon Pool and Patio. We will be happy to assist you with all your pool supply and maintenance needs. For pool resurfacing, pool repairs, equipment and more, contact us today at (561) 790-0665 or visit our Wellington store located at 12785A Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414, next to Schaefer Drugs.