Getting an in-ground pool can be tempting, especially in Dallas, where summer temperatures can climb to 113 °F. However, it is a costly investment. Installation costs range anywhere from $28,000 to $55,000, depending on the pool’s shape, size, and the material used.

Protect your investment by scheduling regular pool cleaning and maintenance. If you don’t, you could face some serious problems.

Dallas’s top swimming pool repair experts Weber Pools outlines the most common issues that owners of in-ground pools should look out for.

Algae Build-Up

Neglected swimming pools are breeding grounds for algae. If you don’t get rid of it, it can easily multiply and turn the pool water into a mossy green or brown color. Eventually, algae will start growing on the bottom and sides of your pool, the ladder, and even pool equipment. You’ll have some serious treating and scrubbing to do when this happens.

Prevent algae growth from the get-go by maintaining a 1 to 3 ppm chlorine level. Test your water daily using test strips to ensure it doesn’t fall outside that range.

Cloudy Pool Water 

Cloudy pool water is more likely to occur in spring after a heavy rainstorm. While algae build-up is often to blame, it can also be caused by other issues, including:

  • A dirty pool filter that’s due for cleaning, backwashing, or replacement
  • Accumulation of fallen debris, such as dust, pollen, and leaves
  • High levels of cyanuric acid (a type of chlorine stabilizer) and bacteria being converted to ammonia
  • The pH or alkalinity levels are too high, causing the formation of calcium deposits (the normal range is between 200 to 400 ppm)
  • The aftermath of a pool party—body oil, sunscreen, makeup, sweat, and hair products can turn pool water cloudy

You might need the help of a technician to diagnose your pool’s problem accurately. Depending on the cause, they may recommend rebalancing the chemical levels, replacing the filter, or using a pool clarifier that bonds fine debris into large particles for easy extraction.

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Dirty Pool Filters

If your pool water stays murky even after regular backwashing, you could be dealing with a dirty pool filter. A thorough cleaning usually does the trick. However, if it doesn’t, it’s best to have it inspected by a professional.

Not sure when your filter is due for replacement? Here are the most common types of filters and their lifespan:

  • Diatomaceous Earth (DE) – lasts for 10 years
  • Cartridge Filters – lasts for 7 years
  • Sand Filters – lasts approximately 7 years

Leaky Skimmers

The most obvious sign of leakage is when the water levels drop below the skimmer. In concrete pools, this usually occurs when the skimmer separates from the structure. In vinyl pools, it could be caused by wear and tear, poor installation, or a broken skimmer gasket. Likewise, extremely low temperatures can damage your skimmer and cause leakage.

Call Dallas’ Go-to Swimming Pool Repair Experts

While DIY repairs save you money, there are pool problems that are best left to the experts. Weber Pools is your go-to for everything pool-related, whether it’s repair, cleaning, or general maintenance. Our reliable technicians have the expertise to provide a wide range of solutions for residential and commercial pools.

Return your pool to optimal condition with our help. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services.