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Repairs You Might Need When Your Swimming Pool Pump Goes Bad

by Aiden Carroll

When your pool pump goes bad, the water in your pool won't move through the filter. It won't take long for the pool to fill with debris and be unfit for swimming. Therefore, the pump is essential for keeping your pool water clear and safe. When the pump isn't working, you'll want to get repairs done quickly. Here are some signs your pool pump may be going bad and how the pool repair service might fix it.

Signs Your Pool Pump Could Be Going Bad

One annoying sign of a bad pump is when it starts making loud screeching noises. This happens when the bearings in the pump need to be replaced. It's difficult to ignore this noise, so you'll want fast repairs to quiet it and to prevent damage to your pump. The pump can make other noises, too, when it's going bad, so it's always a good practice to have the pump inspected when it sounds different than it usually does.

Water spewing from the pump is also a bad sign. However, when a ring in the pump starts to go bad, water might just slowly drip out and be difficult to detect. When you look at your pool and notice the water isn't moving, it could be due to a problem with the pump.

How A Pool Repair Service Can Fix Pump Problems

Pump problems can be minor or major. It might be possible to repair a few parts or it could be time to buy a new pump when it starts having trouble. The pool repair professional will look at your problem and advise you on the best way to fix the situation. The solution may depend on the age of your pump, because if the pump is old, then replacing it might be better than spending money on repairs.

The electrical system of the pump is checked when the pump isn't working at all. There could be a problem with the electrical supply or with electronic components in the pump. The pump itself may be taken apart to check for cracked rings, bad bearings, and other worn parts. By taking the pump apart, the repair person can assess the overall condition of the pump and possibly estimate its expected longevity.

The lines and connections are also checked for leaks that allow air into the pump. The skimmer is also checked for clogs because anything that blocks the flow of water will affect the pump. The water level in your pool could also be causing pump problems. If the water is too low, it won't be able to circulate through the pump. When air circulates instead, the pump loses its prime unless you have a newer, self-priming pump. With adequate water level, a clog-free skimmer basket, and sealed lines and rings, everything leading up to the pump should be in good working order.

However, different parts of the pump and motor can go bad. The housing might have cracks, the impeller might be bad, or the entire pump, including the motor, may just be old and at the end of its life. A pool repair service can often repair pump problems, but if your pump is very old, then parts may be difficult to find, or very expensive, for pumps that have been phased out. In that case, getting a new pump could be the best solution.

For more information on pool repair services, contact a company like Heritage Pool Plastering, Inc.


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