Signs Of A Bad Pool Pump And Deciding If Should Be Repaired Or Replaced


The pump is an important part of your swimming pool system, and when it goes bad, the other parts of your pool stop working too. Several things can go wrong with a pump and cause it to malfunction. Sometimes, a pump can be repaired, and other times it needs to be replaced. Here are some signs a pump is bad and how to decide if you need a swimming pool repair.

Signs Of Problems With Your Pool Pump

Damaged seals on the pump can allow water to leak out. You might see water dripping or spraying through the cracks in the seal. A bad motor shaft can also cause leaking from the pump, so it's always a good practice to have your pump inspected when you see water leaking around it. A noisy pump is another sign of trouble. This might be caused by low water from a clog. It can also be caused by bad bearings or broken parts knocking against each other.

Another sign of pool pump problems is when it won't turn on. It might hum and not start, or it might start and then turn back off. When your pool pump sounds or acts differently than usual, you should have it inspected before it affects the filtering of your pool.

When A Pump Can Be Repaired

If your pool pump is fairly new, you might want to have it repaired since it will still have some good parts in it. However, if the pump is near the end of its life, it might be more cost-effective to simply replace it with a new one. The pool repair technician can help you decide if you should repair or replace the pump by pinpointing the problem. Bad bearings are usually easy to replace, so if that is only the problem, then repairs would make sense.

Repairs are also a good choice if the impeller is just clogged up or stuck. If it's broken, then a new pump is in order. Another thing to consider is the cost of repairing the pump. If repairs cost about as much as a new pump, then installing a new pump is a better option since it will have all new parts and should last for several years without giving you further problems.

If you decide to replace the pump, it's a good time to upgrade it to a new model like a variable speed pump if you want one. Your pool technician can advise you on the best pump for your pool based on its size and the amount of use it gets. You don't want a pump that is more powerful than you need, but you also want one that can keep up with your demands.


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Getting Your Pool Fixed Up

Last summer, I was walking in my swimming pool when I felt something sharp dig into my foot. I realized that a piece of sharp plaster had gotten knocked loose, and it created a large gash in the bottom of my heel. Fortunately, I was able to get to the doctor and get some stitches, but I was left worrying about my swimming pool. A friend of mine talked to me about hiring a professional pool contractor to repair the bottom of the pool, and I felt like it was a great idea. This blog talks all about the great ways that pool contractors can help, so that you aren't left worrying about injuries.