Frequently Asked Questions
Williams Pool Care in Fair Oaks, California, knows that questions arise all the time about pool maintenance, cleaning, and repairs. In anticipation of some of those questions, we have provided the following FAQs.
Why is it important to perform preventative maintenance on pool equipment?
Preventative maintenance safeguards against equipment breaking down and costly repairs. It also extends the life expectancy of your equipment.
How long should I run my pump?
The pump should be run for as long as it takes to cycle all the water through the circulation system. This is called the turnover rate, and it varies from pool to pool based on the size of the pool, the plumbing, and the pump. A general rule of thumb is to run the pump for 8 to 12 hours a day.
My motor is making a howling and screeching sound; what could be causing this?
There are a number of issues it could be. It will need to be inspected to make a determination.
My automatic pool cleaner doesn't work as well as it did when it was new. What could be wrong?
There are a number of issues that could be related to the issue. An inspection would be required to figure it out, but usually a repair part is needed.
Can algae make me or my family ill?
Algae itself does not make people ill. However, algae can harbor disease-causing organisms, which can cause illness. Algae on the pool surface can make it dangerously slippery.