Common problems with inground pools include algae growth due to improper pH balance, air entering the pump system and improper filtration. Other problems include cracking or chipping of the pool deck and leaks within the pool's plumbing system or structure.
The level of the water table in the surrounding ground as well as changing climatic conditions may affect inground pools. Most inground pools utilize hydrostatic valves to ensure proper equalization of water tables. Energy usage can also be a problem for heating pools depending on weather conditions and the amount of sunlight pools receive. Cracks or leaks within a pool's structure can make it difficult to maintain the proper pH level.