Swimming pools are the ultimate way to create a backyard paradise — and the perfect way to while away the dog days of summer. But even the most well-built pools made of state-of-the-art materials can succumb to the whims of nature.
“It’s just the nature of the beast,” says Todd Edwards, director of sales and business development at Genco Pools & Spas in Simpsonville. Genco has the knowledgeable staff, pool supplies and expert advice to help you understand your pool so that you get maximum enjoyment with minimal effort.
If your pool seems to be a bit lower than the day before, the most likely culprit is evaporation.
“Some experts say that in our region, depending on humidity, air temperature and prevailing winds, pools can lose one-quarter to one-half an inch of water per day,” he says, which can add up over time and cause people to fear a leak when everything is operating optimally.
Another common issue, and one that is typically a simple fix, is seepage. Many homeowners are not aware that water is seeping out of one of the multiple penetration points of the pool vessel or in the plumbing itself. “There are fixtures that take water to and from the pool, and often this is negligible water loss,” Edwards says. A pool professional can test for possible cracks and address the problem.
Repair & Maintenance
Catastrophic issues such as a plumbing line break or a vessel crack typically require a professional to repair your pool plaster or patch your vinyl liner.
But if your pool appears to be leaking, there is usually no call for alarm, with evaporation and seeping the most common and easily addressed issues. A leak evaluation from reputable pool experts can diagnose the problem.
Genco Pools & Spas specializes in the design, construction, renovation, repair and maintenance of in-ground swimming pools. If you need help with an existing pool — or you want to create your own — the Genco team can help you create and enjoy your own backyard oasis.