Inground Pool Repair: Common Pool Pump Problems

The pool pump is an integral component of any inground pool. However, like many other parts of the pool, they will also start showing problems over time. There are many problems with regard to pool pumps and require the services of a pump or inground pool repair specialist, and below are the most common one.

Loud Screeching Noises

If you can hear loud, screeching noises coming from you swimming pool pump, then it is most probable that the problem is related to the bearings. More often than not, such noises is an indicator that the bearings are worn out. You can have this replaced by a pool technician. If you have the tools and have some skills with DIY projects, then you can probably do the repair yourself. However, many pool owners simply prefer to replace the motor with a new one, especially if it’s pretty old.

Loud Gargling Noises

Some pool owners are alarmed when they hear gargling noises coming from their pool pump motor. More often than not, it sounds as though there are rocks swirling inside the pump basket. There are several reasons why this happens.

For one, it may be because the pump is struggling to get water which is caused by having too many closed suction lines. Another reason is that the skimmers are clogged. If this is case, a simply cleaning will often make the problem go away.

Leaking Water

More often than not, leaks in pool pumps happen because of work or crack seals or O-rings. Needless to say, the only remedy to this problem would be to replace the said parts. Doing so will require that you dismantle the pool pump in order to remove and replace the damaged parts. If you’re pretty handy with tools, you can buy replacement parts and do the replacement or repair yourself. If not, you may want to consult a professional and ask them to do it for you.

Low Pool Pump Flow Rate

Low flow rate can be caused by blockages in certain components of the pool and the pool pump. For instance, if you’re experiencing a drop in your pump’s flow rate, you should take a look at your filter. This is where most blockages occur, and should actually be cleaned regularly to avoid blockages. You should also check your pump basket and impeller for any debris that may be blocking the water flow. Cleaning this can be a DIY project, though having the services of a pool technician can be of great help.

Pool pumps may require repairs and maintenance over time to ensure that they keep working properly. However, some pool pump problems may not be avoided, especially as your pump ages. When that happens, be sure to call in an expert to take a look at and solve the problem before it gets worse. If you need help with your inground pool repair or are looking for pool resurfacing services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can call us up at 02 9729 1108 or leave a message in our contact page.

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