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Balance Tank Maintenance

Often considered one of the more difficult areas of a swimming pool system to maintain are the balance tanks. As a result, they can often experience a degree of neglect, at least until a major problem becomes evident. Even then, the required actions and the consequences of improper maintenance are not always fully understood. In our experience there are a number of reasons why this tends to happen:

 

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Concealed nature leads to an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mentality.

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Internal pipework and equipment repairs

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Access to a balance tank often requires the pool to be closed.

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Float valve service, repair and renewal

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Repair of existing level control systems

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Installation of new automated level control systems

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Core-drilling structure to install new pipe penetrations

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Enable diving team when tank drain down not possible.

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Night time (out of hours) working to minimise disruption.

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Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) guidelines

The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) guidelines suggest balance tanks should be drained down and inspected once a year. This is based on their definition of a ‘typical’ swimming pool. Smaller pools such as spa pools require much more regular maintenance.

Once drained, there are opportunities to clear away accumulated debris and wash down the internal surfaces using a chemical solution.

This action will help to prevent the build-up of contaminants and gives the opportunity to highlight other maintenance issues. This will hopefully catch any problems before they become serious or costly in nature.

Total Leisure Engineering has the training and skills to perform annual drain down and inspection of swimming pool balance tanks.

Our team are fully equipped and trained for work in confined spaces. We can even supply our own dive team should dry access be an issue.

The type of work our clients routinely ask us to undertake includes:

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Annual inspection, clean and disinfection.

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Internal pipework and equipment repairs

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Access to a balance tank often requires the pool to be closed.

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Minor issues do not become evident until complete failure.

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Specialist knowledge is needed to safely drain & isolate the tank.

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Badly worn valves leak, making dry access near impossible.

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Being unfamiliar with PWTAG guidelines & potential hygiene issues.

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Unable to gain access due to stuck/seized access points.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Improper balance tank maintenance can lead to serious hygiene related issues. If debris is left to accumulate over time, i.e. sand, it can become a home for bacteria. This can then spread to other areas. This build-up can also suggest serious issues elsewhere in the system.

 

Should you be interested to learn more about our balance tank maintenance services, we would be happy to take your call.

Please also consider our comprehensive range of other services relating to swimming pools.