Your pool pump is the heart of your pool and if it’s not working correctly, your entire pool system suffers. So when it comes to pool pump repair, how do you know if it’s time to call in the experts to take a look? Today, we’re helping take the guesswork work out by sharing the top signs that your pump needs repair.
Water leaking from your pool pump is a definite sign that you need to get the professionals in to take a look. Leaking water could have a number of causes, such as a damaged mechanical seal or faulty 0-ring. If water is spraying out, it could be a sign that your pool pump seal is broken and is allowing pressurised water to escape.
If your pump is making strange noises, get someone in to take a look. In some cases, especially if there are screeching or grinding noises, it may be it needs new bearings. If the motor is vibrating more than usual, the pump may have become dislodged. Cavitation may also be the culprit and this occurs when the pump can’t get sufficient water.
If you’re noticing that your pool pump is sucking in air, this is another sign that something’s not quite right. See if you can find where the air leak is so you can direct your technician to the source of the problem but if you can’t see it, the experts will be able to find it. Air leaks are often caused by issues such as a break in the plumbing or an o-ring might be pinched or broken.
Electrical problems are a definite sign that you need to get your pump looked at! Whether your power is tripping out and you suspect your pump is to blame, or it’s not working at all, your technician will be able to investigate whether electrical issues are to blame. Common causes of electrical failure are water entry or condensation in the pump motor.
As your pool pump gets older, remember that it needs a little extra care. An older pump should be serviced more regularly to ensure it’s still running as efficiently as possible. If your pump is older than 10 years, you might need to think about a replacement if the pump is frequently breaking down. Ask your technician for advice as to when a replacement may be necessary.
At Pool Assist, we specialise in pool service and repair so your pool equipment operates efficiently. Our certified technicians try to help you avoid expensive replacements as much as possible by offering ongoing maintenance and repairs on your pump, filter and other equipment. If you do eventually need new pool equipment, we provide leading brand products at our convenient store locations.