As a pool owner, you know that a properly maintained pool is essential. However, even if you stay on top of your pool’s maintenance, eventually it may need to be repaired. While some swimming pool repairs are straightforward and easy to spot, others may not be so obvious. 

Here are the most common pool repairs you may encounter:


1. The pool’s pump motor can fail

One of the most common issues associated with inground pools in Vancouver is related to the pump motor. The pump motor has the most moving parts and therefore is the most likely component of your swimming pool to fail or require repairs. 

Pool water that looks cloudy or dirty may be a sign that your pump motor has failed, as this can mean that water is not properly circulating through the filtration system. Another sign to watch out for is a spike in your electrical bills, which can occur if the pump motor is running continuously. 

Your pool’s pump motor needs to be serviced regularly, just like any other type of motor. Repairs to your pump motor can be a relatively low cost if just a part needs replacing or more costly if the entire motor needs to be replaced.

2. The pool’s lights may need replacing

Just like in your home, the lightbulbs in your pool will burn out and need replacing. Usually, this is a fairly straightforward repair which is taken care of the same way you would any other lightbulb. 

Sometimes, however, the issue can run deeper and you may need to call an electrician to inspect your pool’s electrical wiring system. 

3. The pool’s surface can crack

It can be difficult to tell when your inground swimming pool is cracked and leaking, especially if the crack is small. If you think your pool has a crack, check out our full blog on how to detect a leak. The best way to deal with a crack in your pool is to contact a professional pool repair company. 

4. The pool’s filter may need replacing

A lot of the pool repairs we see in Vancouver involve the filter. Your pool’s filter is vital to the operation and safety of your pool so you will need to keep a close eye on it. If your filter is not changed on a regular basis, it may begin to malfunction. In this case, you will need to change the cartridge or deep clean your filter. If this does not solve the problem, your filter may need to be serviced by a professional.

5. The pool’s heater can stop functioning 

Pool heaters are sensitive and complicate pieces of equipment. If your pool’s temperature starts to fluctuate or your heater doesn’t turn on, the first thing you need to do is check your pool manual and follow the troubleshooting steps listed. If that doesn’t work, it is time to contact a professional pool repair specialist.