Many pool owners look forward to using their pools during the warmer days of the year, but maintenance can be an intensive process that leaves many of them feeling less enthusiastic about hopping into the water.

Working with Dallas/Forth Worth pool professionals can be a great way to have all of the potential issues that could emerge in your pool taken care of in a prompt and efficient way. But how do you know when to reach out to these trained and knowledgeable professionals?

Below are three problems that can frequently occur in pools. If you suspect your own might be affected by these or similar issues, reach out to the professionals in your area today!

1. Calcium nodules
Calcium nodules are created through a combination of plaster and calcium carbonate, which can create a slag pile at the bottom of a pool over time. Crazing, which refers to small cracks in the plaster of pools, is commonly associated with calcium nodules. While they can be removed by sanding or scraping them down, they will continue to reappear until all the calcium from the source has been exhausted.

2. Phosphates
As a source of food for algae and other aquatic plants, phosphates can attract algae into a pool and create issues for you throughout each season.

How are phosphates introduced into water? Found in lawn and garden fertilizers, decaying vegetation and other debris, they can enter water when dirt blows into it or if water from a sprinkler trickles down into pool water.

Other items, like twigs, leaves and bark, can create cross-contamination and make it more likely that phosphates will infiltrate your pool water, unless you choose to work with a professional.

3. Black algae
The toughest and most frustrating algae strain to deal with is the dreaded black algae, which can show up as black, blue or green spots in a pool.

The roots of black algae can be deep inside the tile, plaster and grout in pools, making it harder to get rid of than green and yellow algae. One of the reasons why black algae may be recurring in a pool is because the surface is old, or you haven’t properly taken care of the issue in the past.

Consider reaching out to a Fort Worth pool service today for additional assistance and insight!