Before you become the owner of a pool, you may not understand how many different pieces make up a completely functioning pool system. While it may seem like a pool is just a large hole dug in the ground, and then filled with water, that is not nearly the case. There are lots of pieces of equipment, that all work in tandem, to keep your pool functioning as well as it can. This equipment helps to keep your pool clean, and free from debris, as well as heating it and making sure that the chemicals balance of the water is properly maintained.
Pool pumps are pieces of equipment that help to cycle the water in your pool. If a pumps is not installed, or is installed but isn’t working, the water in your pool is left to sit and stagnate. When water is not moving, it becomes a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and critters, such as mosquitos. In addition to that, if your water isn’t being cycled, the filters aren’t having a chance to clean out debris from the water. If you need a new pump installed, or need your current pump looked at, let us know and we can help out.
The filter works hand in hand with the pump system. While the pump helps to cycle water through your pool, the filter received that water and helps to clean out debris. When water is pushed towards the filters, the filters then use small screens, netting and collect basins to catch and filter out everything from dirt to small twigs to insects. Filters are an integral part to keeping a pool clean. If you notice that your pool water is dirty, and not getting cleaner, your filter may need to be changed or repaired.
While a heater is not a piece of equipment that is absolutely necessary, it can be really nice to have. Having a heater in your pool serves two, distinct purposes. The first purpose is that a heater keeps your water nice and warm for you, so that when you get in to the pool, the water is a comfortable temperature. The other purpose is that, because we have harsh winters here, a pool heater can keep your pool water from freezing. If your pool isn’t drained during winter, and it the water freezes, it can lead to complications such as cracking your liner.
While you should definitely have a pool cleaning company, like ours, come out and do thorough cleaning a few times a year, at least, there are devices you can buy that can help to keep your pool clean on a regular basis. Cleaners come in all types, with the most common type being an underwater vacuum. These devices are placed inside the water of the pool, where they sink to the bottom of the pool, and vacuum up all of the heavy debris, that the filters can’t catch and collect. Pool cleaners are great investments for any pool type.