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A Day In The Sun is a family owned business that offers professional swimming pool construction and service. Our company is licensed and insured with over 20 years of installation and service experience. We serve all of Bowling Green, Ky and surrounding areas. Call us today for an inground swimming pool quote

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Frequently Ask Questions

  1. What do I do if my pool has turned green?
  2. How many times a week do I need to backwash my pool?
  3. What should I do when I am experiencing water loss?
  4. My filtration pump has lost its prime, what can I do?
  5. My water pressure coming out of the returns has slowed down significantly, what should I do?

FAQ:

  1. What do I do if my pool has turned green?

    Test the PH and Alkalinity of the pool water using a standardized test kit found at your local pool store. Add pool grade shock and algaecide according to the size of your pool and THROUGHLY BRUSH pool sides and bottom until the shock completely dissipates. If you are not sure how to adjust the chemical balances for your pool seek professional assistance. Remember to read the pressure gage associated with your sand filter/cartridge filter to insure that the pressure is not high. After backwashing the filter, read the gage again. If the gage is reading high pressure and the pool has not cleared up contact your pool professional to avoid damaging the filtration system.
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  2. How many times a week do I need to backwash my pool?
    Two times a week is recommended in most cases, but one time a week is necessary. Remember to watch the backwash line and look for a clearing of the water exiting the hose. Stop backwashing when this occurs and turn the handle clockwise to rinse for a few seconds. Stop the motor and then turn the handle clockwise back to filter. ALWAYS turn the handle CLOCKWISE, turning the handle counterclockwise will result in damage to the valve.
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  3. What should I do when I am experiencing water loss?
    Keep in mind that during high heat periods you can lose a quarter of an inch to half an inch of water a day. If you are experiencing a loss of an inch or more a day there is possibly a leak occurring. If this applies inspect your filtration system for wet areas around your system or active leaks, which would require the assistance of a certified pool technician . If you do not find any leaks around your filtration system, but are still experiencing a high amount of water loss contact your local pool professional to determine if the leak is in the liner or plumbing of the pool system.
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  4. My filtration pump has lost its prime, what can I do?
    Inspect the gasket around the lid of the pump for cracks, dry rotting or an area pinched by the lid. If this is the case replace the gasket, which can be purchased from your local pool professional. If the gasket is in good condition use a bucket of water or water hose to test for leaking around the lid of the pump. Allow the water to slowly flow over the lid and turn the pump on. If the pump gains prime then there is a leak around the system and will require the assistance of a professional. ALWAYS make sure the pump has water in it before proceeding to turn the pump on.
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  5. My water pressure coming out of the returns has slowed down significantly, what should I do?
    Contact your pool professional immediately, a loss of water pressure can mean that there is a significant leak within the plumbing of your filtration system.
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