Hydrostatic valve replacement
A Country Pool Practice Pty Ltd
That Faulty Hydro valves cause more structural Swimming Pool damage than any other single cause.
Here’s the tricky thing that catches everyone out.....
Water does not gush from a faulty hydro valve. Leakage occurs very slowly over time and many pool owners don't notice that the underlying soil hidden below the concrete pool surround or bond beam has turned to mud. Soon, the heavy pool can't support itself in the swampy ground and can result in some very expensive repairs as it twists out of shape. Look for telltale hairline cracks or subsidence in the concrete around the pool.
The USE-BY date on a hydrostatic valve is FIVE TO SIX YEARS. Past that point, pool chemicals may harden or crack the valve seal and “O” ring, the retainer spring will weaken, the valve may seize and jam open due to calcium growth or total retainer spring failure.
In my business as a pool renovator/crack repair service and diver I see more extensive damage caused by faulty hydrostatic valves than by any other cause. Many pool owners comment that no one advised them that they should replace their hydro valve on a regular basis. In fact, some valves we find have been in the pool for up to twelve years before we are called to repair expensive cracks, subsidence and finally replace the valve.
How long since your hydrostatic valve has been replaced? If in doubt, have someone replace your valve.
Book a scuba dive and have your hydro valve expertly replaced and fitted with a special hydro tool before winter sets in.