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Common Pool and Hot Tub Issues

2nd June 2020

These are some Common Pool and Hot Tub Issues you may get, below is some simple steps to overcome these issues.

ELECTRIC MOTOR WILL NOT START

Check fuse, if motors hums the impeller may be jammed.

Turn off electrical supply and call us.

 

PRESSURE GAUGE IS ABNORMALLY LOW

Check that both suction and skimmer valves are open.

Check that the skimmer and pump strainer baskets are clean.

Check the water level.

 

PRESSURE GAUGE IS ABNORMALLY HIGH

Check that any valves on the return line are open.

Check the backwash filter is not blocked with calcium or other deposits.

 

AIR BUBBLES CONTINUALLY BLOWING INTO POOL THROUGH INLET FITTING

Air is being sucked into the system.

 

Check the water level in the pool and the top of coarse strainer.

If these are correct, the cause may be a faulty joint or gate valve on the suction side of the pump. Bubbles will always be blown into the pool after commencement of filtering/after backwashing, but these should disappear after 5-10 minutes.

If none of these recommendations work, consult your SPATA Installer/Maintenance company.

 

WATER IS CLOUDY, NOT CRYSTAL CLEAR

Check pH and disinfectant levels.

 

Filter continuously until clear, using a flocculent if necessary.

 

WALLS AND FLOORS ARE SLIPPERY

This is the commencement of algae forming.

 

Check the pH and disinfectant levels.

Follow chemical manufacturer’s recommendations for algae treatment.

 

HOLE IN SWIMMING POOL VINYL LINER

The specially formulated vinyl liner is very tough, and will resist normal stresses and strains. It has been known however, for pool owner’s children to play with air rifles, harpoon guns, bows, arrows and other sharp objects which can damage a vinyl liner. Fortunately holes and tears can be easily mended even with the pool full of water.

Your SPATA Maintenance Company can do this for you, or supply a patching kit.

To make a repair, cut a patch slightly larger than the hole, round off the corners and apply the special adhesive to the patch.

 

Place the patch over the hole and press from the middle outwards to expel all water. This patch will adhere firmly, and the water pressure will also keep it in place.