Everything You Need to Know About Your Pool Plumbing System
Did you know that the plumbing system is one of the most critical components of a pool? It must be installed properly to avoid costly repairs. But let's be honest, most of us don't give it a second thought.
That's why we've created this guide to educate pool owners about the ins and outs of pool plumbing. Join us as we take you on a journey to discover everything you need to know about your pool plumbing system.
Major Pool Plumbing Components You Need to Know About!
To maintain optimum health, one or two skimmers should be installed on the inner walls where water enters and begins circulating through your plumbing system.
Some skimmers can have a door commonly known as a weir or floating weir. It is usually pushed inward when water passes, but in most cases, it stays shut to prevent debris from collecting in the skimmer. A large basket also gathers any larger debris in its path.
After the water passes through the skimmer, it goes to the suction line. It is more of a PVC plumbing pipe, with the entry point having a skimmer while the other end has a pump.
The next vital component of a pool's plumbing system is the pump. It is what enables the pool water to pass through the suction line.
The pump creates suction that enables water to move through the suction line. It's through the pump that water is drawn into the skimmer and then out through the filter. Water sustains a pump - without it, the long-term life of this essential tool is at risk. To keep your pump running smoothly and for years to come, ensure that the pool has an adequate water level.
The main aim of having a filter in your pool plumbing system is to clean the water leaving the pump. Some filters can only eliminate large debris, while others can deal with small items like hair, dust, and bacteria.
Once the filter cleans your pool water, it should go back to the pool. The return lines are there to serve this purpose.
Your pool plumbing system also has return jets and small openings around the pool. They are the entry points of clean water. It is important to have them facing a certain way so that they continually circulate the pool water.
Finally, every pool plumbing system has the main drain set at the bottom of the deep end. This is the point from which you can drain your pool if necessary. However, completely draining your pool is not advisable since this can cause more damage.
Importance of Regular Pool Plumbing Maintenance
Your pool plumbing system helps ensure a regular water supply to the pool and that the water is clean and safe for swimming. It’s advised to regularly check parts for any damage and fix it before further problems occur.
If your pool plumbing system is not working, then there is a good chance your pool will also not work correctly. So, make sure you check the pipes for leaks; the filters should be clear, and generally, always keep the parts clean.
Contact Aquamarine Pools for help if you face any pool plumbing issues. We are a leading pool maintenance company, and we’ll ensure your plumbing system stays in top shape.