Common Pool Problems In Chandler Arizona

Are you experiencing pool problems in Chandler, Arizona? If so, Culligan Pool Care can help! We put together this list of the most common pool problems in Chandler, and solutions to fix your pool problem yourself (DIY) or hire a professional pool repair company to do it for  you.

As summer is coming very fast, you are probably ready to start swimming right? Well, before that can happen, you need to make sure your pool is ready to open for the summer, and that requires a little pool maintenance. You can choose to hire a professional pool company in Chandler or choose to do your pool maintenance and repair yourself (DIY).

The Problem With DIY Pool Maintenance

Since most people don’t completely understand water chemistry and aren’t professional chemists, it is recommended by the top pool experts, that you ask a professional pool cleaner about any issues you’re having before taking any extensive DIY action.

Although, if you are interested in DIY pool cleaning and repair, you can simple take a sample of your pool water to a local Leslie’s pool store on a monthly basis to have it tested but, having a professional pool company service your pool is by far the most cost effective method. If you mess up the chemistry, like most pool owners do, it will actually end up costing you more to take care of the pool yourself versus hiring a professional.

Common Pool Problems In Chandler, Arizona

If you are still going to try to clean or repair your pool DIY, this guide should help you fix simple problems. Also, if you are looking to hire a professional to take care of these pool problems for you, we also have provided links to our service pages where you can read more about our pool cleaning and repair services we provide in Chandler.

Green Pool Water Or Algae

Algae or Green Pool Water Problem:

Algae contaminated pool water is probably the most common pool problem you will experience in Chandler. The sun heats up the pool water, which is a playground for bacteria and algae. Algae will turn your pool water green, also known as “green pool“. In the most extreme green pools we have seen, if the pool owners would of swam in the green water, they would of exited the pool looking like a swamp creature. It can really get that bad! If you let your pool stay green for too long it will leave stains on the pool walls and surfaces. That will require you to drain your pool, hire acid washing services and refill your pool water, which is very expensive.

90% of algae growth occurs due to a low chlorine levels in the pool water or the pH balance if not correct.

DIY Solution:

Use a pool chlorine shock treatment with 3 times the amount of chlorine shock. Combine this with the right amounts of algaecide to get rid of the algae. You may have to repeat these steps over and over again until your pool water turns clear. Swim University put together a great guide on “How to Shock Your Swimming Pool”, read that guide here.


Have a professional pool company come out to your home to provide green pool cleaning services for you. Culligan will get it right the first time, saving you money from having to go back out to the pool store for more chemicals. We have years of experience cleaning green pools and get your pool looking right for the summer. Call Culligan to receive expert pool algae cleaning services in Chandler.

Clogged or Dirty Pool Filters

Clogged or Dirty Filter Problem:

The swimming pool looks like it is filled with material or debris, and when I examined the pool filter, it was dirty and packed with debris too? Do not worry, this is totally natural, it means your pool filter is picking up all of the dirt but needs to be cleaned due to years of use.

DIY Solution:

When your pool filter is clogged and you want to fix it yourself, simply remove the pool filter, and clean it yourself. It is wise to know that pool pumps and pool filters should be chemically cleaned once a year to maximize their efficiency and life. InYoPools has a great guide for “How To Chemically Clean A Pool Filter DIY”, read that guide here.


Call Culligan Pool Care to receive expert pool filter cleaning services.

Pool Pump Not Working

Pool Pump or Motor Problem:

My pool pump or pool motor doesn’t appear to be making any noise, is it broken? If your pool pump isn’t working, it’s most likely due to debris being lodges, low pool water, circuit breaker trips or it could just be past its working life.

DIY Solution:

When determining if your pool pump is broken or not, the first thing to check is your pool water level. If the levels get too low, the pump will stop coming on so it doesn’t break itself. Another thing to check is too see if there is debris lodged where the water is pulled in at. The area where the water is pulled in is very small and can easily get clogged from debris lodged in it. If you’ve check both of these areas and your pump still won’t turn on, it’s time to call a professional pool repair expert. InYoPools put together a great guide that answers the question, “Why Is My Pool Pump Not Working”, read that guide here.


Call Culligan Pool Care to receive expert pool pool pump or motor repair services.

Non-Working Pool Filter

Non-Working Filter Problem:

My swimming pool filter doesn’t look like it’s turning on at all. No noise is coming from my pool filter, I think it’s broken?

DIY Solution:

There really isn’t any DIY solutions to repairing your broken filter unless you are experienced in pool equipment repair.


Call Culligan Pool Care to receive expert pool filter repair services.

Pool Surface Foaming

Foaming Water Problem:

My pool looks like it has a bunch of foam on top of the water, white bubbles are appearing on the surface of my pool? Most of the time, foaming pool water is caused by poor algaecide treatments. Algaecide products won’t come out and tell you that their products will create foam, so the only way to know that you are getting a good product is by doing your research and reading reviews.

DIY Solution:

Visit your local pool store and ask them for anti-foam agents that will get rid of your foaming pool water or buy an algaecide treatment that is known for quality.


Call Culligan Pool Care to receive expert pool cleaning services.

Pool Water Minerals

Mineral Water Problem:

Pool water is becoming a chocolate milk brown or a teal color and my blonde hair is starting to turn green? The cause of this is mineral buildup in your pool water, a lot of it! When minerals (iron) build-up, it causes your pool water to turn copper or brown in some cases and can turn hair green.

DIY Solution:

You can treat mineral pool water problems with chemicals you can buy at your local pool store. You will need to have the pool store test the water for types of minerals you have and they will suggest certain chemicals to correct the issue.


Call Culligan Pool Care to receive expert pool maintenance services.

Green Pool Water 

Green Pool Water Problem:

When you can no longer see the bottom of your pool, it can be a mystery of what is lurking beneath. The most common reason your pool water is turning green is algae or improper balance of pool chemical levels. Also, rain is what of the biggest causes of green pool water. Rain can become very acidic and will impact the pool’s chemical levels drastically.

DIY Solution:

You will need to visit your local pool store to have the water’s pH levels tested. They will let you know how much of each chemical you need to restore your pool water back to clear.


Call Culligan Pool Care to receive expert green pool cleaning services.

Pool Walls Or Pool Tile Stains

Green Stains On Pool Wall Or Tile Problem:

If your pool walls or tile have been green for a while, they are most likely stained. Algae and other minerals, when left to grow, will eventually leave stains on your pool walls and surfaces if not cleaned soon enough.

If the wall of the pool has a brown stain or on the floor, and you have no idea where it came from, sounds like you may have a stain. If may be organic, or if you had a mineral build-up, this could be the cause. You can test this by putting a little pH decreaser on a sock, then rubbing it directly on the stain. If the stain is removed, you are done. If the stain remains, try the method again using a chlorine stick in the stock, instead of pH decreaser.

DIY Solution:

You can test to see if the stain is removable by using a pH decreaser on a piece of cloth and rub it directly over the stain. If the stain starts going away, keep cleaning until all of the stains are removed. If the decreaser doesn’t work, try using a chlorine stick instead. If you stains still aren’t lifting, you might need a professional to come out and blast it with acid washing equipment.


Call Culligan Pool Care to receive expert pool tile cleaning services or pool acid washing services.

Brian’s Pool Care Offers Solutions To Your Pool Problems

Culligan Pool Care offers solutions to all pool problems you may be having in Chandler, AZ. Give us a call today at 602-419-8164 for more information or to schedule pool services.