Common Problems With Pool Pumps

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The pump is a critical component of your pool’s plumbing system. Responsible for creating pressure that forces water to flow through the filter, the pump acts as the heart of your swimming pool. When the pump stops working effectively, the water quality in your pool can quickly deteriorate. Here’s a look at some of the most common problems pool owners experience with their pool pumps. If you experience any of these problems, contact a pool equipment repair company in Tampa to keep your pool running efficiently all year.

Leaky Pump

There are many reasons why a pump may be leaking water, including a bad impeller housing O-ring, a bad shaft seal, or shrunken threads on the plumbing discharge pipe. If your pump is leaking, you will notice water on the pressure side (after the pump lint pot).

No Suction

If you notice the pump isn’t moving water through the filtration system, check the skimmer and pump baskets and make sure they are empty and not restricting water flow. You can also check to make sure the pool filter is clean. Outside of these, you will need to contact a pool equipment repair company to open the pump and check the internal components.

Unusual Noises

You can tell a lot about your pump with the sounds it makes. For example, if your pump is unusually loud, it usually means the pump is either vibrating on the pad or “starved for water.” In cases where the pump is not pulling water fast enough, you may need to have a smaller pool pump installed. There could also be a problem with the pump’s bearings. Either way, a pool repair technician in Tampa can check out any unusual noises you are hearing.

No Power

If the pool pump just simply isn’t working, start to troubleshoot the issue by checking the breaker and making sure the timer is set to turn the pump on. If you hear a humming or clicking noise but the pump will not turn on, it could mean a problem with the capacitor.

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