Drainage problems around the pool can be caused by a variety of situations. Sometimes it is a matter of planters, mulch beds, or improperly graded lawns holding standing water. When there is substantial rain, the water runs right into the pool. Standing water creates unsanitary conditions, and without proper drainage, you will fight an uphill battle to keep contaminants out of your water.
Keeping the water in your private oasis clean and easy to maintain takes hard work. Make it easier on yourself and prevent additional deterioration of your backyard pool, when you talk to the erosion control contractors at JR Pool Plastering & Texas Gunite, Ltd. Our professional team can help control the eroding soil and return your backyard into its pristine state.
Common Areas for Drainage Problems
You might be surprised at the number of places that can be affected by drainage problems. Here are some common areas to look at and work on:
- Overflowing Deck Planters: Plants around your deck add beauty to your watery oasis and enhance the look of your backyard. But as they grow, they push up soil. Add annual mulching, and you have dirt sitting higher than the water level.
- Shifting Decks: It is possible for your deck to shift over the years. You might see puddles appearing on the surface. Sometimes it is caused by hill creep, compaction of soil, or erosion underneath the structure.
- Poor Drainage Around the Space: The drainage system on your property may not be adequate for wicking away damaging waters. For example, French Drains will seep water to a lower spot, but if there are torrential rains, this type of drain does not work as well.
Correcting Pool Deck Drainage Problems
After assessing the situation, contact an erosion control contractor who can correct poor any drainage issues. Here are a few options to consider:
- Remove Plants: If plants are the culprit, you may need to change the landscaping around the deck area.
- Replace Old Gravel: If your structure is older, and you have a gravel trench around the outside edge, it may be time to replace the gravel.
- Regrade the Land: You could reshape the land by adding swales and removing dirt. It may be necessary to construct or reconstruct French Drains.
- Reinforce the Perimeter: If the source of the water problem lies outside your land, constructing a swale, retaining wall, or terrace could make a difference.
Hire an Experienced Houston Erosion Control Contractor
Keep your water sanitary and your deck in tip-top shape with the assistance of an expert. Since 1982, the professionals at JR Pool Plastering have served the Houston area with erosion control, installation, and other pool services. Trust our experienced crew to make your swimming pool easy to maintain and a joy to use again.