Water Level

 

Every swimming pool is a murky pond just waiting to happen.  Mother nature would like to steal your clean, clear pool and turn it into a green ecosystem full of bacteria, algae, mosquitoes, and more.  Your pool equipment helps keeps your pool water clean by circulating it through a filter and keeping it moving.  But you have to maintain the level of the pool so that water flows in through the skimmer box, into the pump, through the filter and back into the pool.

Pools have a few rows of tile to prevent staining as the water dries out and leaves some dissolved minerals behind.  It is important that the level of the pool always be maintained to the middle of the tiles and high enough so that water flows easily into the skimmer box.  During hot summer months you can loose 3 or 4 inches of water a week to evaporation.  So you need to keep an eye on it.

Ideally you should keep your swimming pool water level between one third and one half the way up the opening of the swim pool skimmer. If the level is higher than half way up, the water moving into the skimmer will not catch debris that you uld like to remove. If the pool water is so high that it covers the skimmer opening, floating debris can’t get in at all.

If the water is too low, no water will flow into the skimmer.  This will cause the pool pump to start sucking air into the system which can result in it’s losing it’s prime (water moving into the pump) and possibly result in burning up your pool pump motor.

Many pool owners maintain their water level manually, using a hose. But automatic pool water levelers take the work out of it and make sure that you pool water is always filled to the proper level. No need to worry about your water level getting low and throwing off your water balance or burning up your pump. Automatic water lavelers come in a hardwired and wireless versions to meet the needs of new construction pools or for easy retro fitting to existing pools.