Swimming Pool Problems | Troubleshooting and Easy Fix Solutions

Pool Problems & Answers For Normal And Salt Water Swimming Pools. Cloudy Pool Water & Swimming Pool Filter Problems. 

Use this information for troubleshooting your pool and keep it perfect all swimming season.  I've narrowed the pool problems list down to a manageable level and touched on the most common issues you'll face as a pool owner.  There are literally hundreds of problems but this list will absolutely point you in the right directions.  And as an added bonus, I've included several detailed videos to help.  And for a complete list, I have a wonderful eBook "Solutions To Common Pool Water Problems" that has even more detailed information. 

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Answers To Common Pool Problems

Here you will find solutions to the most common pool problems.  For much more information, or if you'd like to either clear up your pool yourself or talk with me personally, simply go my resources page found HERE to begin. 

Green and Cloudy Pool Water

Cause:

Lack of chlorine

Inconsistent chlorine

High pH

High or low CYA

Bad filtration system

Solution:

Add chlorine

Balance chemicals

Lower pH

Adjust CYA

Repair filtration system

Clear Up A Green Salt Water Pool Fast

Clear Up A Nasty Green Pool

Black Algae

Cause:

Lack of chlorine

Inconsistent chlorine

High pH

High or low CYA

Bad filtration system

Solution:

Add chlorine and brush with wire brush

Balance chemicals

Lower pH

Adjust CYA

Repair filtration system

Go HERE to learn about black algae.

Emerald Green Water

Cause:

Metals (copper) in pool water

Use of copper algaecide

Bad well water

Over-use of pool ionizer

Solution:

Stop using copper algaecide

Use a metal sequestrant

Limit or stop using pool ionizer

Have pool water trucked in 

How To Treat Metals In Pool Water

"The Universal Laws of Pool Chemistry and Physics That Apply Equally To Every Outdoor Chlorine and Salt Pool In The World."

My friends, the above quote is one of the most important parts of your swimming pool chemistry.  There's not one outdoor chlorine or salt pool in the world that doesn't bow to the Universal Laws of Pool Chemistry and Physics.  If you're having problems with your swimming pool chemistry, you're not alone.  Thousands of pool owners just like you have the same issues every Summer.  But there's nothing wrong with you.  You're NOT wrong. What you're TOLD is wrong.  The information you're getting about your pool simply goes against the Universal Laws of Pool Chemistry & Physics that apply equally to every salt and chlorine pool in the world.  Any advice given to you about your pool will either CONFIRM or CONTRADICT these applicable laws.  

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Common Swimming Pool Filter Problems

Here is where we'll touch on your filtration system in a bit of detail.

Pool Pump Won’t Prime

Cause:

Water level below the skimmer

Bad pump pot lid and/or o-ring  

Pump basket clogged

Skimmer basket clogged

Clogged pump impeller

The filter pump is on low speed (two-speed units)

Clogged filter

Solution:

Raise water level 1/3 - 1/2 up from bottom of the skimmer

Replace pump pot lid and/or o-ring

Clean pump basket

Clean skimmer basket

Clean pump impeller

Increase speed on variable speed pump

Clean or backwash filter

Swimming Pool Pump Not Priming

How To Prime A Swimming Pool Pump

Pool Filter Has High Pressure

Cause:

The pool filter is dirty

Restriction in the return line

Bad pressure gauge

Pool strainer basket or skimmer basket clogged

Restriction in suction line - swimming pool leaks

Air leak in suction line

Clogged pump impeller

Solution:

Backwash or clean filter

Clear return line

Replace pressure gauge

Clean pump and skimmer basket

Clear suction side line

Repair suction side line

Clean pump impeller

High Pool Filter Pressure Reasons

Dirt Returning Back Into The Pool

Cause:

The pool filter is dirty

Torn DE grids

Torn cartridge filter

Broken laterals in sand filter

Broken standpipe in sand filter

Wrong type of sand

Solution:

Backwash or clean filter

Replace DE grids

Replace cartridge

Replace laterals

Replace standpipe

Use correct type of sand.  Normally #20 silica sand.

How To Replace A Pool Cartridge Filter 

How To Clean DE Filter Grids

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For another great page just click here. Most if not all of your pool issues come down to basic pool care solutions and treatments.  Proper water balance and weekly pool maintenance can help.  The right kind of information, water testing kit, and troubleshooting tips will help lessen your pool problems and can ensure your pool filters will run properly and your inground or above ground pool will stay healthy, clean, and clear.  Hopefully this will help you with your swimming pool care and maintenance.

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