The pool pump is a crucial element in your swimming pool. It helps to keep the pool water clean and hygienic. The new pool pumps have automatic controls and safety features. Thus, handling the repairs of these units is easy. However, you should not DIY all repair issues. Some problems with your pool pump need expert services. One of the most challenging aspects to tackle is when to repair or replace the pool pump.
The article lists some common issues you will face with the pool pump and the best course of action.
High Pressure on the Filter Gauge
Clogging in the pool pump can prevent it from pooling water. Failure to pool water can also mean that there is an issue with the impeller. The impeller may not have enough power to fit your pool requirement. Check for the presence of debris in the impeller as it could prevent water from pulling through. Changing an overloaded hair and lint trap every two weeks could also prove helpful. An overloaded trap could make debris pull to the impeller.
Overheating Of the Pool Pump
Various elements could make the pool pump overheat. In serious cases, overheated pumps could cause a fire. Therefore, you should be careful when handling the device. It is normal for these units to get hot since most swimming pools are found in direct sun. But if the pump gets too hot for you to hold it, there is a problem.
Clogging in the pool pump for a long period could make it pull air instead of water. That increases the spinning speed of the impeller. In such cases, the motor can burn out. The best action to take is talking to the repair expert. They will let you know if you need to replace the motor.
Production of Strange Noises
Your pool pump should run quietly. Therefore, any repetitive pops or loud screeches are a cause for concern. These noises could be brought about by rusting in the motor bearings. Rust can develop in the device when unwanted water gets in from a leaking shaft seal or past issues. Any noise in the pool pump is an early sign that you need to replace it.
When Should You Replace or Repair?
Replacement or repair of your pool pump depends on how the damage happened and when you noticed it. Sometimes you need a skilled technician to check your pool pump and determine the best solution.
For more information on pool pumps, reach out to a pool contractor in your area.