June 27th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton

In-floor Pool Cleaners Pt. II

In-floor pool cleaners are a great option for a pool owner because they clean the pool exceptionally well and help your pool successfully circulate water and chemicals evenly throughout the pool. As with any other device, your cleaner will eventually need to be serviced and placed in the hands of a pool tech. The first thing the tech should do is go through and ensure that everything is working properly. This includes checking issues such as a bad filter, lots of back pressure, a worn out pump, or if the replacement pump that was placed in the pool is the wrong size. If too small of a pump is placed in the pool, the cleaner is unable to get the pool adequately clean.

The most common problem with in-floor cleaners are their cleaning heads. Techs have to be sure that the heads aren’t being clogged with debris and dust. The valves are another issue. Being that the valves control the flow of the water to each circuit or cleaning head in the pool, it is crucial that you get your valves checked at least once a year and rebuild the valves when needed—this is usually needed every few years. Knowing what needs to be checked on your cleaner can help you when notice a problem in your pool.

For more information on in-floor pool cleaners, contact the pros at poguepoolspa.com.