remodeling your pool equipment

Remodel Your Pool; Changing Out Pool Equipment

In Pool Remodel by Platinum Pools

If you are lucky to have a swimming pool in your backyard, we are sure that your home is a frequent destination for friends and relatives during the summer months.  But if you have more than ten years living in the same house, you may consider remodeling your oasis as well.

In the past weeks, we published some reasons why you should give your oasis a “backyard lift.” We are sure that you take good care of your oasis, but it is time to bring back the WOW! factor to your pool.  

The revamping of your oasis is not only aesthetic, but it is also changing for a new pump and filter system.   If it fails, it won’t be long before your beautiful, clear pool turns into a swamp.  There are other reasons, and signs, when it is time for a replacement:

It is Old

Pool pumps and filter systems typically have a ten to fifteen-year maximum lifespan. If it is older than that, then the equipment is not working as well as it did when it was new.

A Backyard Full of Noise

You rather listen to laughter from your guests than from your pump and filter system. Any noise that is out of character is a sign that it needs a replacement.

Breaker! Breaker! It’s Tripping!

If a breaker continually turns off, it may mean that the pump and filter system of your swimming pool is on its last legs, and it can turn into a severe electrical issue.

The Motor Takes Too Many “Naps”

If the motor of your pump and filter system turns off on its own, it may be that the fan and other parts of the equipment are “overworked.” 

Loss of Suction

The loss of suction from the pump means that it is time for a replacement, especially if the equipment is over 12 years old.

Reasons to Change Your Pool Pump and Filter System During Remodeling

When choosing a pump to go with your swimming pool, you and your pool designer need to make sure it fits with everything your oasis has to offer, including:

  • How many gallons of water does the pool hold?
  • How often will the pool be in use?
  • If the system has more than just the swimming pool
  • The weather (yes, the weather plays an essential role in making your decision). 

Choosing a Pool Filter

The pool filter plays a critical role when it comes to remodeling.  The most popular type of pool filter by choice is the cartridge filter.  The filter artifacts are pleated, and they maximize the cleaning process by gathering debris as small as 10 to 15 microns. In other words, the larger the area, the more particles you can filter out.

The filter equipment is more efficient since the cartridge filters fall in the middle, so it is only water surrounding the artifact.  Best of all, cleaning them is easy by using a garden hose to rinse the filter chamber and cartridges. Most pool owners clean their pool’s filter system every six months, depending on the water chemistry.

Technology at its Finest

With today’s technology, pool automation makes it easier to control the swimming pool with apps conveniently located on a smartphone.   The concept goes well for programming the filter and water pump, helping carry out tasks to keep the pool working correctly.  Keep in mind that, if you are remodeling your oasis, you may want to include automation.

Virtual assistant automation systems can help you control various areas of your pool’s system using simple voice commands. You can control the water features but controlling the pump and filter system ensures you some peace of mind.

Are you ready to revamp your backyard oasis? Our team of experts is prepared to guide you through the swimming pool remodeling process. Call us at 281.870.1600 (Houston), 409.898.4995 (Beaumont), or 361.576.0183 (Victoria).