Pool Equipment Repair
Call Sink or Swim For Pool Equipment Repair & Installation
Get ready for the Texas heat and call Sink or Swim Pool Service to keep your pool ready for summer fun. Don’t let your pool’s downtime prevent you from poolside relaxation and fun. No matter the size, shape, or complexity of your pool equipment, Sink or Swim can repair it all. We are full-service pool service & repair specialists who provide all our customers with excellent pool repair services.
Pool circulation issues? Do not let a minor clog turn into a significant issue. Repairing a pool plumbing problem quickly is critical for the pool water to circulate efficiently. If your pool circulation is not performing at its best, it will be hard to maintain the high water clarity your family deserves. Keep the water clean & clean will help prevent additional unnecessary maintenance. Whenever any pool equipment begins to fail, call Sink or Swim Pool Service.
As the complexity of modern pool systems increase, and new technologies are developed, rest assured that Sink or Swim Pool Service stays current with all new tech. It has never been more important to have a service company equipped with the latest skills and knowledge as well as industry training. Our Pool Techs continually receive the factory education necessary to enable them to make even the most complicated repairs.
Should I Repair Or Replace Pool Equipment?
Opening up your swimming pool is exciting, especially when you’re dealing with the North Texas heat. However, what happens if your pool equipment malfunctions or breaks? You can’t really enjoy your pool when your equipment isn’t functioning, especially in the middle of a Texas summer.
Here’s where Sink or Swim Pool Service shines. Whenever you encounter an issue with your pool equipment, there’s no better team to correctly diagnose the problem than Sink or Swim Pool Service. Our team is made up of experts in swimming pool equipment repair, and we’ll be able to identify the problem and explain your options quickly and efficiently. Once we have a handle on the problem, and you have decided how you want to proceed, we’ll get your pool up and running within the day in most cases.
We Service All Pool Components Including:
Crystal Clear Water For Your Family…
If you own a swimming pool in the Arlington or Fort Worth area, you depend on a pool pump to run the pool and keep the water clean and fresh. Unfortunately, given enough time, all pool pumps will eventually suffer a breakdown. Sink or Swim Pool Service has expert pool techs for diagnosing, repairing, or replacing pool pumps!
Your Pump Is Critical For Your Pool
There is no doubt that your pool pump is the workhorse of your pool’s filtration system. It has two main components; the motor and the pump housing. Most issues occur with the pump motor. Our pool repair experts are skilled in repairing all types of pumps used today. This includes single-speed pumps, variable speed pumps as well as the two-speed pumps. Whichever type of pump is in your pool, you can rest assured that we’ll service, repair and upgrade it in no time. And should your pump be damaged beyond repair, we are also able to replace your pump with an efficient new pump from a major manufacturer.
Trust Sink or Swim to Solve Pool Pump Problems
Our team understands the importance of the pump in your pool. It is responsible for circulating water and distributing the necessary chemicals to keep it clear and sparkling. We also know that if the pump motor starts malfunctioning, it will greatly impact your enjoyment in the pool. Firstly, let us help you determine if your pool has the right pump to begin with. This helps you avoid the damage that an improperly-sized pump can cause on other pool equipment and also helping you save on energy. So, whichever pump-related problem you may be having, our pool repair technicians are ready and will attend to it immediately.
My Pool Pump is Leaking Water
Usually, leaks below the pool pump are caused by pressure-side leaks. This is easily remedied by checking the impeller housing o-ring, shaft seal and replacing any worn, cracked o-rings or seals. Before you start taking your pool pump apart, we recommend purchasing a go-kit. It is relatively inexpensive and will have all the necessary parts to replace your worn o-rings and seals.
Loud Noises From Pool Pump
Screeching or gargling noise can be upsetting for pool owners and surrounding neighbors. If your pool pump sounds like it’s got rocks inside the pump basket, it might not be getting water. To start, check your suction lines. When too many of them get closed off, the pump can struggle to get water and become noisy. Next, take a look at your skimmers. Remove any debris and re-assemble if they are clogged. If all this checks out, your pump could be sized incorrectly for your pool. When this is the case, you’ll want to change to a pump with less power to avoid future problems.
If your pool pump is making a screeching noise, it could be caused by worn bearings. You can change the bearings out, but many pool owners opt to switch out the older motor for a new one.
Pump Basket Won't Fill with Water
You may need to prime the pump if your pump basket does not fill with water. That's a pretty simple process, just follow the steps below:
- Disconnect power to the pump and move the diverter valve so that the main drain side is turned to off.
- Reduce any existing pressure by turning the air relief valve counter clockwise on your filter until the pressure reads zero on the gauge.
- Remove the pump lid and clean any debris from the pump basket. Fill with water using a garden hose. Once done, replace the pump lid and set the pool return to open on the diverter valve so water can return to the pool.
- Flip the power back on and check to see that water flow is back to the strainer box.
- After water starts flowing out of the relief valve, close it. After about 1 minute, water should be flowing freely inside the strainer box (top of pump).
- If water is not flowing freely in the strainer box, return to step one and repeat.
- Position the diverter valve halfway between the skimmer & main drain. If the pump isn't primed, check the impeller for debris and filter pressure for anything 10psi above the clean reading for your pool filter.
Pump is Making a Humming Noise & Won't Start
If you hear a humming sound & your pool pump won't start, check you impeller for any debris and dislodge it. Whenever debris starts to build, it can block the impeller and disable the pool pump. To check the impeller, turn the power off to the pump and remove the screws in the middle of the pump body. Once the screws have been removed, pull the assembly out of the housing and remove the gasket away from the impeller, remove any debris and re-assemble.
The Pool Pump is Sucking in Air
For proper operation, pool pumps need to be air tight. If there is a leak, the pool pump will suck in air and become problematic. First, check the pump lid. Whenever it is not on properly, the pump will suck in air and the pump will not be able to prime. If that does not solve the problem you’ll want to check where the pipe enters the pump. Next, check the valve stem on any of the suction valves. Then the plumbing on the suction side of the pump (before the impeller), o-rings and gaskets. Look for cracks, leaks, loose or old fittings and replace or repair if needed. If you still can’t find a leak, call Sink or Swim for fast service.
The Pool Pump Motor Is Not Working
If your pump won't start, check to see if the pump has power. Then check your timer to make sure the pump is on. If the pump is on and you hear a humming noise, it may be a bad capacitor. The capacitor starts the pump by giving it a burst of electricity. You can replace the capacitor, but it is best done by a professional. The capacitor can still store power so be careful if replacing. If your pump is old, consider replacing the motor instead.
If your pump turns on and then loses power, it could be overheating. Try running the pump during the night to avoid overheating. If this does not work, check the bottom vents of the motor to make sure there is nothing inhibiting the fan. If the problem persists, you’ll have to replace the pool motor or pool pump.
Filter Service & Repair
For Clean, Safe Pools & Spa’s…
The weather here in North Texas brings a lot of dust, leaves and debris into your swimming pool. The primary job of the pool filtration system is to get that dirt out and helps leave your pool water sparkling and clear and clean.
We Service All Types Of Filters
Your pool’s filter is a highly important part of your pool since it responsible for removing unwanted particles and keeping them out of the water you and your family swim in. When your filter fails to work as it was intended, your pool becomes susceptible to algae growth or cloudy water. Our team is proud to offer pool filter service and repair in Tarrant County. Whether you need to have a cartridge replaced or a leak fixed, we want to ensure your pool stays as clean as possible. We offer fast service and efficient pool filter repairs you can rely on.
Trust Sink or Swim to Solve Pool Filter Issues
Filter cleaning should be part of the normal cleaning process. However, over time, filters can also break down or be damaged and cease to function completely. When this occurs, a filter cleaning will not work, and the filter will actually need to be replaced. Sink or Swim’s first goal is to properly clean your filters as part of our maintenance process to help you reduce the need to purchase new filters. If there is a filter issue, we will first inspect your filtration system to determine what the underlying issue is. If the breakdown is coming from the filters and cleaning won’t fix the issue, we will first look to repair the filter if possible. Lastly, if that doesn’t work, we will recommend a Filter replacement. We replace filters on all Filtration Systems, so we have you covered regardless of what system you use! Call us if you are having an issue with your Filtration System for a quick and cost-effective repair! Systems we repair are:
Sand filters are pretty common in North Texas and easy to understand and use. Being relatively inexpensive, they are considered the least effective type of filter and will not filter your pool water to the lowest possible micron.
They work by pulling pool water into the filter and pressing through the sand. The sand filters out particles from the water. After the water has passed through the sand filter, it flows back into the pool. Swimming pool filters containing sand can be cleaned by backwashing the sand. Iif the sand becomes exceptionally dirty, the sand will need to be replaced. The main drawback of the sand filter is that it allows some particles through the sand, back into the water. Sand filters also use more water over time due to repeated backwashing being necessary.
Cartridge filters are another type of filter often seen in this area. These swimming pool filters clean as the pool water passes through the filtration material. This filtration material captures particles and releases the cleaned water back into the pool. Cartridge filters also are the preferred filter for a saltwater pool since they do not require backwashing (no saltwater is backwashed into your backyard landscaping). Cartridge filters also filter the water to a much smaller micron than sand filters which means a much clearer pool.
If you have a cartridge filtration system, it will require some maintenance. When the filter becomes clogged or dirty, its effectiveness is reduced. The cartridge should be removed and gently sprayed clean with a water hose at least twice during each swimming pool season. Sink or Swim recommends that the filters be cleaned regularly for optimum performance and can gladly perform this service for you.
This filter type uses a filtration substance called diatomaceous earth (DE) to filter water. It's a flour-like substance that is used to coat a set of grids inside of filters. Because of its fine, powdery qualities, it is excellent for cleaning water that flow through a filter’s grids After cleaning this type of filter, it’s crucial to ensure that the proper amount of DE is placed back into it.
Heater Repair & Installation
Extend Your Family’s Swimming Season…
If you notice that your existing pool heater isn’t producing as much hot water or has quit entirely, call Sink or Swim. Our professional pool techs can assist you in returning it to its former glory. You deserve to enjoy your pool and spa at its optimal temperature. If it’s time for a new heater, we can assist in installing new units as well. Let us help you enjoy your pool year round.
Heaters Increase The Value Of Your Pool
With the DFW area climate, a pool heater can increase the value of our pool investment. A heater will extend your swimming season into the shoulder months while keeping you in comfort. Whether you use your pool for exercise, therapy, relaxation or fun, your family will appreciate being kept in comfort any time of day, year-round.
The professional pool techs at Sink or Swim can repair your pool heater to like-new condition. After you call for service, a Sink or Swim tech will carefully inspect your pool heater, make an assessment and provide a recommendation to best suit your particular situation. Once you have made your repair decision, the tech will work promptly and efficiently to repair or replace parts as necessary to ensure your pool heater produces plenty of hot water for your family
Types Of Pool Heaters We Service
Sink or Swim can provide service and new installation of pool heaters including electric heat pumps, and gas/propane. Depending on your particular situation, one type may be a better fit than another. Below we have noted some of the differences among each type as well as some pros & cons. There is a fourth type, electric resistance heaters, that are mostly used for spas due to their high energy consumption. For that reason, they are not the best choice for a swimming pool.
As you may know, gas heaters use natural gas or propane to heat the pool water as it runs through the unit. A gas heater is very well suited for cooler climates. They can operate in any weather, even windy conditions. They can also operate at any temperature. They work best for raising the temperature quickly, making them ideal for weekend use, or when guests arrive. Gas heaters can also heat a spa or hot tub.
Gas heaters can be more expensive to operate than other heater types. Although they work quickly, heating a cold pool can use a lot of energy and therefore drive up costs. Most people tend to rely on gas only to heat a spa on short notice. Propane and natural gas prices will vary depending on many factors, but are generally cost more than the electricity used to run heat pumps and solar heaters. You will also need a dedicated gas line or tank installed. Gas heaters are most effective when they run consistently, so keep that in mind.
Heat pumps operate by using the outside air to heat the water. Because they use ambient air, heat pumps for your pool may not perform well at temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. They heat the water slowly, so don’t work well for hot tubs or spas. If you keep them set at moderate temperatures, they can be more economical than gas heaters. Heat pumps also have a relatively small footprint on your swimming pool’s existing concrete pad. Heat pumps can also have longer lifespans than gas heaters and require less maintenance.
On the downside, heat pumps do not warm as quickly as gas heaters, but they are more efficient. Heat pumps are not the best choice if you only use your pool occasionally. It will take a long time to heat the water if it has been idle for too long. As mentioned above, heat pumps will not work well in temperatures below 45 degrees. A heat pump will also require a dedicated electrical circuit.
Older style electric pool heaters are one of the least expensive heaters to purchase. They are similar to the new tankless water heaters you might find in a home. These electric heaters work great to heat your shower, and they would also do an excellent job in a spa or hot tub, but swimming pools often contain too much water to warm in this way, and the electric bill will be very high. These units can only increase the temperature very gradually, even when used with a small body of water. For most pool owners, they are not your best choice.
Other Pool Systems
Even the highest quality pool equipment is subject to wear & tear over time. Sometimes, things break even though they have had regular maintenance. When something breaks, it is important to select a professional pool service you can trust. Someone with years of experience and thousands of satisfied customers. Someone that knows the local codes, rules and regulations. Someone factory trained to repair and service your equipment. Someone like Sink or Swim Pool Service. All of our pool repair work is done by licensed and insured technicians.
Salt Chlorination Systems
Salt chlorination systems convert salt into a self-renewing supply of pure chlorine for soft and safe water. These chlorine generator systems convert dissolved salt into the perfect amount of chlorine for your pool. They create water that is silky-smooth and sanitized for a pleasant, healthful swimming experience for your family.
If you have a salt system installed in your pool, but it’s not working, call Sink or Swim. We can help you resolve this issue. Our pool techs have helped countless pool owners restore the salt system in their pools so that their family can enjoy soft and safe pool water.
Today you can control your pool or spa temperatures, lighting, and other equipment wirelessly through your smartphone. Sink or Swim is your source for pool automation repair & upgrades. We can assist you with a wide range of automation options to save you time and money.
We know that most people would prefer to spend time in their pool rather than spending time on maintenance. Automated control systems means that scheduling and operating your filtration cycles, heating, pool and landscape lighting, sanitization, water features and more all become easier. Lots of Arlington area pool owners add some level of automation to their existing swimming pool to allow them more time for pool enjoyment,
There are so many options available in the category of automatic pool cleaners that it is easy to get overwhelmed. To remove the stress of deciding whether to repair or replace your pool cleaner when it is having trouble, call Sink or Swim Pool Repair.
Sink or Swim can answer your questions about any style of pool cleaners including suction style, pressure-side, and robotic pool cleaners.
Pool Drain & Clean
Draining & cleaning your pool should only be done when absolutely necessary, and only by experienced pool professionals like Sink or Swim. Call us and find out how we can get your pool looking its best again with a pool drain and clean. In most cases, a pool draining should be a last resort, but sometimes it’s the only way to get your pool looking its best.
Our professional pool techs would be happy to visit with you and review the pool to help you determine your best course of action.
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Sink or Swim Pool Service Can Help Solve Common Pool Equipment Issues
Since virtually the entire family loves to spend time in their backyard pool, it is important to make sure that the pool remains in excellent condition for all of your swimming activities. Pool pumps and motors require specific maintenance tasks in order to remain in good shape throughout the seasons. When you notice that your pool is having a pool pump problem, do not hesitate to schedule professional pool repair from Sink or Swim in Arlington. To help you keep your pool in fabulous shape, here is a closer look at some of the most common pool equipment problems you should be aware of.
Common Pool Equipment Problems:
Your pool pump is made to circulate & filter all of the water in your swimming pool. If your pool pump fails, your pool water will quickly become dirty and discolored. Many times, pool pump failure is due to a loose connection. Your pool technician can check the connection between the pool pump and its power source to make sure that it has not loosened.
The pump is also an essential part of your pool’s filtration system. If you begin to notice lots of leaves, debris, or algae in your pool, you may have a pool filter issue. Fortunately, a pool filtration problem is usually easy to solve. Your pool tech can fix this by replacing the filtration cartridge. With a new cartridge, your pool filter should have no problem cleaning out the water in your pool.
A pool’s heater keeps the pool water warm during the shoulder seasons. When your pool heater breaks, your pool can quickly become too cold for comfortable swimming. A common pool heater issue may be caused by the thermostat. Resetting the thermostat may return the pool heater to full functionality. No matter what issue is going wrong with your pool equipment, you can trust that your pool technician will be able to diagnose and solve the problem.
Our Pool Equipment Repair Process:
Sink or Swim Pool Service knows that the underlying issue that causes pool equipment to break down is not always obvious. To make sure that your issue is correctly identified and fixed, our root cause diagnostics will always include the following steps:
Upon completion of all work, our pool techs will clean up any remaining project debris leaving your pool area clean and ready for swimming or relaxing.
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Experienced Arlington Pool Service
Sink or Swim Pool Service of Arlington is a locally owned and operated business. We understand the common problems that area pool owners face. Our team is proud to offer the best service in the Metroplex. We use straightforward pricing, and send weekly updates about your pool’s maintenance. It’s simple: we’re ready to make your pool hassle-free and fun again!
Your pool filter cartridge may seem like a little thing, but proper care of your filter cartridges will not only help to keep your pool clean, but also increase it’s useful life.