Inground swimming pools are a luxury item that cost a hefty amount of money to have installed. They also require routine maintenance and cleaning that adds to their cost, even if you do the labor yourself. When something goes wrong or the pool is damaged, you need to have it repaired right away to avoid further trouble. However, do you call a pool repair company or a plumber? Here is a bit of insight into which professional you need.
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When the problem involves the pool itself, you should call a swimming pool repair company like All-American Pools. They can provide services including repairing cracks in the pool walls, replacing a liner, or fixing a problem with the pump or filter. The repair person can also take care of cracked pipes around the pump. If the water is not flowing properly, it could be an issue with the pump or perhaps a clog somewhere in the system. Quite often the problem is just dirty filters preventing the pump from working. This is a simple fix the repair person can have done in an hour or so. A good repair technician can attempt to unblock the clog using forced air or a plumber's snake. However, talk with the technician first. Make sure it is something he or she has experience with, and if a couple of tries does not dislodge the clog, it is time to call in a plumber.
Sometimes a clog is deep into the plumbing that runs under the pool or that is connected to your main plumbing lines. This may require excavation of the pipes to find the problem. Anytime the problem could lead to issues with the plumbing in your house, it is best to contact a licensed plumber to take care of it. It is also best to call in the plumber when the issue involves the gas lines for the pool heater. You would not want to have a gas leak that not only costs you money for the gas but that is also a very dangerous fire hazard.
There may be times when you need to have both a pool service technician and a plumber to completely take care of the problem. This can happen when a crack in the pool wall causes burst pipes. Of course, it may also be a badly clogged drain or pipe that causes the pool wall to crack. In most cases, both a pool repair tech and a plumber will let you know if you need to contact the other professional to make the repair. However, it is always best to avoid paying for an unneeded service call.