Pool Maintenance and Repairs: When DIY is Not an Option

Fully-functioning pool of a spa in Salt Lake CityIn times of economic turmoil, it’s prudent to save an extra dollar. However, this shouldn’t be at the expense of your own health and safety.  Before you consider to side-step a spa repair professional while in Salt Lake City, take another glance at the statistics by Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) that attribute 490 fatalities to an electrical malfunction in the United States of America every year.

Below are some of the common pitfalls associated with ‘do it yourself’ (DIY) repairs worth looking at:

Law Violation

Public health safety necessitates laws to govern plumbing and electrical repairs and fittings in your homes. The Building Services and Civil Enforcement of Salt Lake City demand that all alterations and renovations related to plumbing and electrical fitting must first obtain a permit from the building official. Moreover, all new plumbing and electrical installation will demand a fully certified technician.

“Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire”

Your lack of technical know-how in fixing your own pool in an attempt to save may backfire and lead to an even greater problem, such as irreversible damage. With a botched DIY appliance repair, a professional is imperative, which you should have done in the first place. Their services are likely to include rectification of your mess as well as the initial fault on your appliance, Preferred Pool and Spa states.

Hidden Cost

Superficially, you are saving money; after all, you are fixing it yourself and hence, no labor charges incurred. This is a misguided notion. Factor in the cost of purchasing that DIY manual, specialized equipment for the job, and the time spent to read through it. With these considered, it is actually more expensive in terms of time to DIY anything.

Safety Hazard

Monkeying with electronics and plumbing fixtures all in the name of DIY may be fatal. Electrocutions and fires are risks that even certified professions contend with. Opening a few pages of an electronic appliance book will definitely not substitute years of training and experience. Ignoring standard practices is a fire hazard, and this kind of activity will definitely need to be corrected at your expense when you later sell your home.

Your personal safety, legality of the exercise, possibilities of a botched fixing attempt should be some of the factors you ought to consider before reaching out for a ‘do it yourself’ manual to fix a broken spa.