Oct 10 18
Did you have a number of “uh-oh” moments this summer in relation to your pool? You’re not alone! Millions of pool owners across Canada also experience similar feelings as they go through the end-of-season process. To show you the most popular concerns, here are seven moments all pool owners experienced this summer season.
Did I test the water chemistry this week?
Summer is a busy season. From vacations to the kids being out of school — it’s not uncommon for people to completely forget to test the chemical levels in the pool. It happens to the best of us. To help you remember to test your pool weekly, stock up on supplies and then add the date to your calendar and set a phone alarm.
Did I lock the chlorine up?
Chlorine is necessary to keep your pool clean, but it can be harmful to your children and pets if they get it on their skin or ingest it. You can avoid having this feeling of doubt ever again by installing a pool shed to store all your equipment and chemicals.
Did I lock the gate last night?
There’s nothing worse than being startled awake in the wee hours of the morning worrying that you may have left your pool gate unlocked. It’s never a nice feeling, especially if you have kids. Fortunately, there are products out there to help you when you forget. Pool alarms can be installed on your gate so if someone tries to enter the pool an alarm will sound.
Why is the pump making that noise?
Does your pump keep making weird sounds? It could be caused by cavitation. This is when the pump cannot get enough water fast enough. If this is the case, your first step should be to check for any clogs in the lines or the impeller. If everything appears to be fine, but the sound is still there it’s time to contact a pool expert to come and check it out.
Why won’t the pool chlorine levels stabilize?
You can spend a lot of time adding chlorine to your pool to keep the water clean. But sometimes no matter what you do, the pool won’t maintain the chlorine levels. You can blame the sun for that — the sun rays break apart the chlorite ions causing your chlorine to evaporate before it gets the chance to properly clean your pool. To prevent this from happening, you need a stabilizer that will condition the water and help your chlorine to stay around much longer.
How can I stop my pool liner from shifting?
When your pool liner starts to shift or wrinkle, it’s often a sign there’s a hole somewhere in the liner. This can be incredibly hard to find — like a needle in a haystack — and also annoying as debris starts to build up in your pool. Eventually, you may require a pool liner replacement if you can’t locate the problem to have it fixed.
Can you relate to any of these moments all pool owners experienced this summer? We can! At Rideau Pools, we can help answer all these questions and more, don’t be afraid to reach out to us if you have any questions regarding your newly installed Rideau Pools pool.