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FAQ

Drain Covers

Do not swim in a pool with a broken or missing drain cover. Drain cover should be securely attached and in good condition.  They should be in manufactured to comply with ANSI-16.

Draining a Pool

Don’t drain your pool. Keeping sufficient water levels in your pool provides the weight to hold the pool in place, especially since most storms raise the local water table.  Lowering the water level can cause damage and the pool can even be lifted off their foundation.

Evaporation or a Leak?

Use the bucket test.  Fill the pool to a normal level and fill a 5-gallon bucket about a third full of pool water.  Mark the water level on the inside of the bucket and the pool level on the outside (shut off the pump when you do it and then resume normal operation).  After 24 hours compare the two.  If the pool water mark on the outside of the bucket goes down more than the bucket water, there is probably a leak.  If the levels changed the same amount it is evaporation.

Life of Pool Finishes

There are several options for pool finishes with varying lifespans.  Some can last up to 15-20 years.  Consult with your pool professional.

Phone in the Pool

Get the phone out as soon as possible.  Remove the battery as quick as possible (don’t need to turn it off first).  Put the battery in rice for 72 hours.  Dry off the rest of the phone with a towel and put it into rice as well.  Do not use a blowdryer or shake the phone.

Pool Light

If it isn’t working, check the GFCI breaker.  Only allow licensed electricians to handle electrical work

Poop in the Pool

 

Love My Pool the FSPA blog

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