Common Problems of Pool Maintenance
We describe below the most common issues that can come up in a prefabricated fiberglass pool, as well as possible solutions.
Check reference tube
Water in reference tube due to rain or a raise of water table.
Never empty the fiberglass pool without checking the reference tube.
Check periodically to prevent presence of water. Empty it by using a sump pump.
STAINS IN FIBERGLASS POOLS
Rust stains due to heavy material precipitations, acid attack by water.
Algae stains due to organic matter oxidation.
Add anti-calcareous metal sequestrant.
Rain, leaks in the plumbing, filter cap or pump closed incorrectly.
Not checking the water table and/or reference tube.
Check reference tube, extract the water, check the water entry, dry all electrical elements.
Green water: PH over 7.6, algae.
Lower the PH to 7 or 6.8 with PH reducer.
Use a product without copper or aluminum sulphate, specific for fiberglass pools.
Use chlorine stabilizer.
Dirty filter or baskets.
Sand not washed as often as needed.
Increase filtering time, clean filter, rinse sand.
Use the pool cleaner.
PUMP NOT WORKING OR NOISY
Lack of use (blockage).
Pump is wet. Air has come in.
Dirt saturation. Incorrect use of valves.
Set to recirculation if air has entered the pump.
If it dissolves, dirt is due to rain, dust, etc.
If it does not dissolve, broken filter nozzles.
Or environmental dirt.
Add flocculant product.
Use the pool cleaner with the valve selection in waste position.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU NEED TO CHANGE SAND OR GLASS
Tear and wear of the sand.
Cannot get water into optimal condition.
Change the sand maximum every 5 years.
FIBERGLASS POOL MAINTENANCE
DURING WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS
Due to water evaporation, the pool level can go below the skimmer level and air may enter the circuit.
Activate system with filter (open), skimmer (closed) and cleaner (closed).
SHOWER DRIPS WATER OR WATER DOES NOT COME OUT
The tap is not closing correctly, element wear, loose shower.
The key is closed.
*Call DTP Pools technical support line at 91 817 18 18.
Open the shower circuit to get water in.
CLEAN SALINE SYSTEM CELLS
Dirt due to lime.
Cut a plastic bottle in half and add: 1st water 2/3, 2nd etching 1/3, introduce the cells and wait for 10’
INCORRECT CONSERVATION OF
WINTER AND SUMMER COVER
Storing the winter cover when wet or using the saline chlorination system with the cover on. Using summer cover with the saline chlorination system on.
Bubble surface in opposite direction to water.
Once the winter cover has been removed, it must be dried and stored in a dry place. Turn off the saline chlorination system while the summer cover is on. Bubble surface must face the water. At the end of the season, dry and store.