Maintaining Your Pool Water Level

Maintaining a proper pool water level is an important part of pool maintenance. The level at which the swimming pool skimmers operate best is between one third and one half the way up the opening of the pool skimmer.

As the level of water in your pool increases,  the water moving into the skimmer is going to slow down, and that may result in debris passing by the opening without being pulled in. If the pool water is so high that it covers the skimmer opening, floating debris can’t get in.

If the water is too low the skimmer can bottom out, thereby sucking air into the system which can result in losing the prime and possibly result in burning up your swim pool filter pump motor. A situation which no home pool owner wants to have happen.

Adding water before backwashing and vacuuming the pool because this will also lower the water level.

If you have any questions related to proper pool water level or any other pool maintenance, please give our professionals at Pool Builders Inc, a call today at 412-741-4774