Investing in an inground pool means making a lot of decisions. Not thinking things through…
Just like your home, your inground pool will occasionally need some repairs done or some sprucing up. If you just had your pool installed, you likely won’t have to worry about this for a while. But if you’ve had your pool for a few years, or you bought a home that already had an inground pool installed, it’s good to be aware of problems that can arise, and how you can prolong the life of your inground pool with pool repair and pool renovations.
Types of Repairs
There are as many types of pool repair as there are components of your pool. Some are more serious than others. Some are cosmetic. Common pool repairs we encounter include:
– Heater repair
– Pump repair
– Leak repair
– Plaster repair
– Tile repair
– Deck repair
– Coping repair
– Crack repair
– And more
You’ll know you need to hire someone if you notice visible damage to the pool tile, pool plaster, or pool deck. If the pool water is not warming up as it should or the pool pump stopped working, you know who to call. And if your inground pool is leaking, that’s a much bigger problem, and you should get that repaired right away.
Types of Renovations
Many of the items we just listed under pool repair can become pool renovations if you’re doing an upgrade or a full replacement. Common pool renovations include:
– Repairing or replacing pool tile
– Upgrading your pool pump
– Upgrading your pool decking
– Re-plastering your concrete pool
– Acid washing a fiberglass pool
– And more
Some of these pool renovations can make a drab, discolored, or cracked pool look brand new!
Finding and Hiring a Swimming Pool Repair Service Company
First off, you want to find a pool contractor who also does repairs and renovations. If the company does inground pool installation, they will know how the pool is constructed, and what issues there may be. Whatever you do, don’t hire a handyman who says he knows a little about pools.
Ideally, you can get the pool contractor who installed your pool to do the work. This is especially true if your pool is still under warranty of any kind. Otherwise, approach it as you would before hiring any service company. Get recommendations, do your research, and get a few quotes before deciding who to hire.
And once the work is done, you can enjoy your pool for several more years to come!