Allied Aquatics
Swimming Pool Service, Repair, and Cleaning Since 1996
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TIPS & TROUBLESHOOTING

Allied Aquatics Of North Texas

At Allied Aquatics, we are your swimming pool repair service ally. We believe your swimming pool should be your backyard oasis from the stress and worry of this fast paced world. We understand your time is valuable and you have greater things to concern yourself with than maintaining and repairing your swimming pool. We hope you find our tips and basic troubleshooting information helpful for common problems.

Please feel free to contact us if you have more questions!

TIPS

  • Check and clean skimmer baskets.
  • Check and clean pump baskets.
  • Add water if necessary.
  • Check and adjust water chemistry.
  • Brush off steps, seats and walls.
  • Check for air trapped in filter.
  • Checks filter pressure.
  • Clean pool cleaner collection bag.
  • Check equipment for leaks.
  • Backwash filter.
  • Clean calcium deposits and scum off tiles and spillways.
  • Clean and lubricate pump lid “O”-ring.

Troubleshooting

Pressure side of plumbing closed.
Check valves for proper settings.
Filter needs backwashing. Backwash filter.
Internal damage to filter. Call for service.

Pump and/or skimmer basket full of debris.
Empty baskets
Water level in pool too low. Add water.
Weir blade in skimmer stuck in up position. Replace weir.
Air leak on suction side of pump. Call for service

Water level too low. Add water.
Air leak at pump lid o-ring. Remove and clean o-ring. Reseat o-ring and secure pump lid.
Pump impeller clogged. Call for service.
Air leak at suction side of pump. Call for service.

Pressure side of plumbing closed. Check valves for proper settings.
Pump impeller clogged. Call for service.
Bearings in motor going out. Call for service.

Air leak at pump lid o-ring. Remove and clean o-ring. Replace o-ring and secure pump lid.
Mechanical seal on pump or seal plate o-ring leaking. Call for service.

Call for service.

Air relief valve needs to be tightened or replaced.
Filter tank o-ring damaged. Call for service.
Plumbing leak. Call for service.

Filter needs to be backwashed.
Broken or missing o-ring on backwash valve. Call for service.
Internal damage to filter. Call for service.

Leak at suction side of pump.
Leak at pump lid. Remove, clean o-ring, lid o-ring seat and pump o-ring seat. Reseal pump lid.
Bleed air off filter after backwashing.
Ripped or torn grid.

Damaged or missing o-ring on backwash valve. Call for service.
Internal damage to backwash valve diverter. Call for service.

Valves set incorrectly. Return to normal position.
One or both valve actuator motors bad. Call for service.

Check valve on spa fountain line not closing. Call for service.
Suction valve set incorrectly. Return to normal position.

Check spa control valves for proper settings.
Spa control valves defective. Call for repair.

Pump and/or skimmer basket full of debris. Empty baskets.
Filter needs backwashing. Backwash filter.
Debris screen in wall fitting clogged. Remove wall fitting, clear screen and replace.
Unit’s back up valve stuck open. Call for service.

Water temperature too cold, hose stiff.
Length of hose incorrect. See owner’s manual.
Hose swivel broken or not moving.

Circuit breaker tripped. Check and reset.
Motor ceased. Call for service.
Power relay in control system bad. Call for service.

Dirty starter contacts.
Starting capacitor bad.
Starter winding burned out.
Plugged impeller.
Call for service on 1 thru 4 above.

Circuit breaker tripped. Check and reset.
Debris around motor air vents and restricting air flow to the motor, causing the internal thermal overload switch to trip. Turn off the motor, remove debris and turn back on.
Motor burned out. Call for service.

Backwash o-rings need lubrication.
Backwash o-rings need replacing. Call for service.

Check heater on/off switch.
Check heater thermostat.
Is filter system on and running?
Check system pressure. Backwash if pressure is high. Clean baskets if clogged.
If the above 4 items are ok, call for service.

Check your G.F.C.I. (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) and reset if necessary
Check your circuit breaker and reset if necessary.
If your pool light is tied into computer system, the power relay may have fouled. Call for service.
Pool light bulb may have burned out. Call for service.

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