Signs Your Pool Pump Needs Repair or Replacement

Signs Your Pool Pump Needs Repair or Replacement

Fall is here and winter is coming, is your swimming pool ready? As it starts to get cooler, you’ll want to start checking your pool equipment to make sure it’s ready for winter as well. Depending on how long you’ve had your swimming pool, depends on the repair and replacement of your pool pump. Here’s the best info to confirm your swimming pool pump is up to date!

Common Equipment Issues

Most repairs and replacements have to do with your pool pump. Your pool pump works hard to keep your pool water clean, warm, and hygienic. Some pool pumps have automatic controls, and some can be self-repaired if you know the problem that is occurring. If you’re not sure how to troubleshoot a pool equipment issue, call a professional to come take a look.


Dehydration pump – Pumps should be run with enough water and when they are not is when dehydration occurs.

Short circuit – A short circuit happens when there is a presence of liquid or fluid (like water) inside the motor’s windings. This can cause the motor to burn out if running for a long amount of time. If there is any liquid inside the motor, it can cause the motor to burn out. If this happens, you might have to replace the whole thing. It’s best to stay safe than be sorry later, trying to fix a pump that should be replaced can be dangerous.

Overheated motor – This situation is similar to your moto short-circuiting

Wear & Tear – If you notice any strange noises or abnormal functioning, it might mean your equipment is time for an update! Depending on the type of equipment running and how long it’s been installed depends when you’ll need a new

Continuous Repairs

If any of your pool equipment keeps breaking down, it needs to be replaced. If you can repair it, do it but don’t try to repair it when you know it needs to be replaced, you’ll end up spending more money than just getting it replaced the first time.

Signs It Needs Repair

  • If bearings are the only problem, a repair is needed. These are easy to replace and should not be a lot in cost
  • If the shaft seal also has to be replaced, you can repair your bearing and seal at the same time
  • If the cost of the repair is minimal

Signs It Needs Replacement

  • The motor has passed its expected life when it faces series trouble
  • If your pool equipment has been repaired a few times already
  • If you are completely unsatisfied with your current pool pump’s performance

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