Florida Pool Pro
• October 2020
may not recognize the warning signs of a failing pool, it is up to us as aquatic
consultants to educate clients about what to look for, such as:
• Excessive maintenance: If the pool’s pump, filter, or other equipment
starts to require frequent repairs or replacements, consider assessing
• Unknown chemical and water loss: An unresolved chemical imbalance
can cause expensive problems over time and eventually result in the
closure of the pool.
• Cracks appearing on the deck and within the basin: In most cases, cracks
in the pool are not merely an issue of wear-and-tear. If you begin to notice
cracks or fissures, these can signal a structural issue with the pool. Some
cracks are easy to address if handled immediately.
• Water clarity: Pool water should always be crystal-clear, immaculate, and
sparkling in appearance. If the basin’s water requires frequent changes
due to clarity issues, this may be an early sign of a larger problem.
• Peeling, chipping, or cracking of tiles: Once pool tiles begin to suffer
excessive damage, this may indicate significant wear-and-tear or a
structural issue. Also, tiles in disrepair are too often a safety issue as
well. There is a better way to operate your pool.
• Non-working water play features: If your water play feature is inoperable,
it quickly becomes an attractive (or not-so-attractive) nuisance, which
may become unsafe.
While there might be a limit of what can be done once a pool has suffered
these kinds of systems failures, there aremany occasions when we are brought
in to help revitalize the pool through complete aquatic facility renovations. It
is critically essential for municipal operators and owners to understand that
replacing their existing, failing aquatic systems with the same low-grade
equipment or dysfunctional design choices could lead them back to their
municipal pool becoming inoperable again. We urge all operators to think
about adopting a philosophy that focuses on quality, long-term operation of
their pool and its programming use.
Our dedicated team at Martin Aquatic approaches every product with the
needs of the community in mind. We prefer to study the demographics of the
consumers; we can identify priorities by age groups such as seniors (perhaps
need a heated pool for aqua therapy), young families (looking for interactive