Your pool pump works by pulling in water from the pool, pushing it through the filtration system, and then pumping it back out again. If your pool pump stops working properly, it will affect the whole pool – this is one piece of equipment you can’t do without! To make sure your pool stays clean and healthy, proper maintenance of the pump is essential. Let’s take a look at how you can keep your pump performing at its best for as long as possible.
Watch the water level
Once of the easiest ways to avoid issues with the pump is to make sure that the water is at the right level. Regularly check that the water is around halfway up the pool skimmer box. If the water level is too low, it can mean that your pump will begin to suck in the air rather than water. This can cause serious damage and burn out the motor – something you want to avoid to the cost involved with replacements!
Check the baskets
To make sure there is no interruption to the flow of water through your pool pump, make sure you check the skimmer basket in the pool as well as the ‘hair and lint pot’ basket in the pump. This basket collects any larger debris which bypasses the skimmer to make sure it doesn’t make its way into the pump. Thoroughly clean your baskets frequently to avoid any issues.
Keep parts properly lubricated
Parts of the pool pump, such as the o-rings, need to be kept lubricated to operate effectively. If you’re doing it yourself, use a proper water-based lubricant – don’t use products such as Vaseline or any other petroleum-based products as this can break down the rubber.
Get a professional service
Although you can maintain your pool pump yourself, it’s a good idea to get a professional to take a look every so often. Whether you want a seasonal check-up or would prefer regular maintenance, a professional technician will keep an eye on the pump and ensure it’s running how it should. A pump is expensive to replace so being vigilant with maintenance is a must which is why it’s a good idea to get the professionals involved!
Pool Assist have a range of pool pumps for sale from the leading brands. If you’re unsure which pump is best for you, our staff will be able to point you in the right direction. Our service doesn’t just stop once you have your new pump – we also provide maintenance and repairs so you can get the most out of your pump for years to come.
For pool pumps Perth, contact Pool Assist today on 1300 898 738.