Leaks in a pool can cause more serious problems than the water level falling. If you suspect there is one or more leaks in the structure or equipment in your Miami pool, an inspection from a reputable pool repair company is recommended.
When there is an air leak in your pool, it could indicate a blockage in the suction line. Other issues may include a leak in the valve stem, or a breach in the plumbing supply and outlet pipes. It is also important to ensure that your water level remains above the suction line; otherwise, the equipment is rendered useless and could suffer damage.
Pipes & Plumbing
Plumbing lines for a pool carry a large amount of water to and from the pool, depending on your setup. Any breakages or leaks can impact the pump; but there is a more urgent issue to consider. All that water has to go somewhere, which means your landscape and home structures are at risk of flood damage.
Compromised Pool Structure
A compromised pool structure is a recipe for disaster. Leaks can erode soil and cause sinkholes to form. Structural problems are also an injury risk if there are rough edges, splits or tripping hazards. The structural integrity of your pool is essential, unless you want to deal with a range of costly repairs to other areas of your property that are caused by leaks.
The chemical balance in your pool is managed according to water level. The same principle applies to hygiene in your pool. An imbalance in pH levels can occur when enough water is allowed to leak from the pool shell. The recommended pH level for your pool falls between 7.2 and 7.8. Any number outside of this range can lead to a host of problems such as algae growth, equipment and structural damage and ineffective chlorine levels.
For more information on air and structural leaks in Miami, contact Somar Pools today with any question or to book an inspection.