The Arizona temperatures are beginning to rise, and if you’re like most Arizona residents, you’ve probably already gone for a swim in your residential pool. As the weather grows hotter and you use your residential pool more frequently, it’s important to ensure that each aspect of your pool is functioning optimally. In a previous post, we provided you with three signs that indicate dirty pool water. In today’s post, we’ll explain a few of the signs that indicate your pool needs to be serviced.

Take 10 Pools is proud to offer pool inspections and pool maintenance in Mesa, and we’d love to help you prepare your pool for summer. Call or email our pool service experts for more information!

Problem 1: Your Pool Pump Is Making Loud Noises

If your pool pump is making a loud screeching noise or it sounds like rocks are clunking around inside of the pool basket, your pool pump probably doesn’t have enough water inside of it. First, check your pool’s suction lines to ensure that they’re not blocked or clogged. If your suction lines seem to be working properly, check your pool’s skimmers to see if they’ve been obstructed by debris. Leaves, trash, and other objects can block the flow of water through your pool’s skimmers, causing the pump to make loud noises. If everything seems to be in working order, the problem may be that the pool pump is simply too powerful for your pool. Your installation company should have chosen an ideal pump for your pool, but mistakes do happen. If you’re not sure about the size of the pool pump your pool requires, just call Take 10 Pools for a pool inspection!

Problem 2: The Pool Pump Motor Isn’t Working Properly

If your pool pump won’t start, or if it randomly starts and stops while in use, you should first check to ensure that your power source is providing the pump with the power it needs. Your pool pump’s capacitor works by providing the initial jolt of energy required to start the pump, and a pump capacitor malfunction is a frequent cause of pool pump problems. Capacitor replacements are best left to the professionals, so call our pool repair company if you’re experiencing trouble with your pump motor!

Problem 3: Your Test Colors Fade to Clear

It’s always important to test your pool’s water regularly, but one problem that residential pool owners encounter frequently is a test strip that fades to clear. This is caused by high levels of chlorine or bromine, but it’s easily fixed by adding a few drops of a chlorine neutralizing solution. Start by adding one or two drops of the solution, adding up to five if the problem persists. If a chlorine neutralizing solution doesn’t solve the problem, call us for a pool inspection! We can examine your pool chemicals and determine the exact cause of the problem.

We hope that these tips will help you prepare your pool for the hot days in the coming months. If you’d like to learn more about our Mesa pool service, just call or email us to request more information!

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