Though we wish maintaining a pool was as simple as filling it up and skimming out the leaves, keeping it looking and performing great, unfortunately, requires a bit of work and maintenance – just like any other household fixture. If you’ve hired a professional to take care of your pool for you, you’ve made a smart choice. They will take care of all of the hard work for you, and your pool will be in great shape for years to come, protecting your investment. However, it’s always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the parts of your pool and equipment so that you may be able to identify problems that arise and address them if needed.
Here are the main components of a chlorine pool:
- Pump and Motor. Your pool’s pump and motor work together to draw water from the pool, through the filter, and back into the pool. In some pools, they also move water through a heater. It’s a good idea to have your pump and motor serviced yearly to extend its lifetime and keep your pool water crystal clear.
- Filter. The pump and motor of your pool would be useless without the filter! The filter of your pool is similar to the air filter in your home – water runs through the filter, and it captures the lighter dirt and debris that floats through the water. In order for your filter to work efficiently, it needs to be serviced and cleaned regularly.
- Skimmer and weir. Skimmers are located around the top of your pool, and the weir draws water into them. These elements help suck in water to capture larger debris like leaves and twigs before they sink to the bottom of the pool.
Of course, these are just the mechanical parts of your pool – there is much more to know! If you have any questions or concerns about your pool or are ready to schedule servicing or weekly pool maintenance with Island Pool Services, give us a call today at (757) 286-4689.