Water Loss Prevention as Seasons Change
- by Shain Jorgensen
Oct 02, 2019
Last Updated on October 11, 2019 by Shain Jorgensen
Water loss is one of the most damaging issues a pool can face. Whether it be equipment malfunctions or sub-standard water circulation, preventing water loss should be at the forefront of every pool owners mind. Believe it or not, low pool water levels can actually cause a fire hazard. If your pool pump begins to accumulate air in its system through low water levels, it can catch fire and correspondingly burn out. This is an expensive malfunction and almost always requires a complete overhaul of your pump motor. One of the easiest ways to prevent pool water loss is to check your water levels multiple times a week, as well as regular pool maintenance provided by a professional Gilbert pool service company.
Water loss can occur year-round, even in the fall and winter. In those months especially, water loss generally occurs due to debris accumulation on your pool cover. The weight of the debris sinks your pool cover into the water causing water to overflow on the sides. Additionally, pool heaters can also cause water loss through evaporation. As your heater runs for hours on end, your pool continually loses water as steam is created. Evaporation is a common occurance in a dry state like Arizona. Humid states such as Texas and Florida will suffer less from water loss in the pool.
At the end of the day, the absolute best way to prevent water loss in your pool is to schedule a regular pool maintenance. You can also make sure your pool cover properly fits your pool and clean any and all debris off your cover once spotted. If you find that water loss is occurring at an alarming rate, you may be suffering from a leak. Once discovered, it is absolutely recommended that you reach out to your local pool maintenance company for further assistance.