When it’s hot out, you are always ready to take a dip into that nice, relaxing pool. However, what happens when your pool pump malfunctions? Pool pumps must have routine maintenance to work properly, otherwise you may be making the call to replace your pump instead of repair it. Is your pool dirty? Are you having trouble getting the water to move throughout your pool? Let’s discuss how to know when it’s time to repair your pool pump for the upcoming heatwave.
You Hear a Whirring Sound
You may hear a whirring sound from the motor of your pool pump. If this is the case, you may find that the bearings need to be replaced. When dealing with equipment and water, bearings are susceptible to corrosion and vibration. Too much of this and the bearings can malfunction, creating a burn out of your pool pump. Always have a professional check your pool pump bearings to make sure they are in good working condition prior to opening your pool for the season.
The Impeller is Clogged
Your pool’s impeller is susceptible to clogging, especially when large debris, perhaps after a storm, passes through. It is important to keep the impeller unclogged to keep unnecessary debris out of your pool pump. The parts of the impeller such as washers and bolts can also come loose after years of wear and tear and can clog the impeller. In order to keep your pool pump from burning out, the impeller should be checked periodically.
Your Pool Pump Short Circuits
If water finds its way into your pool pump’s inner workings, it can cause a short circuit which can be very dangerous to you and your surroundings. Pieces of your pool pump that are worn down such as the bearings and seals can cause rain water to seep through the pump, especially in the spring. It is important to have a professional check your water pump to make sure everything is in good condition. A short circuit can be a fire hazard and an electricity hazard to swimmers.
If you suspect that your pool pump needs repair, it is time to call Upfront Handyman. We have over 10 years of experience and we always stay on budget. Give us a call for all your pool pump repair needs at 817-310-8900 or visit us online at www.upfronthandyman.com to learn more about us.