The swimming pool in your home is undoubtedly, one of the most useful and appealing additions. A well-maintained pool can be the perfect solution for you to relax and unwind after a long day. One of the most significant factors that affect the performance of your pool is the heath of the pumps. Without a well-functioning pump, your pool water will be stagnant and gather moss on the ground level. It is crucial to keep the water of the pool clean and safe; a swimming pool pump does a great job in maintaining the hygiene of the pool. When everything is running smoothly, it is easy to forget to check up on the working condition of the pump. However, ignore the maintenance of the device at your peril since this can result in a pump failure and can leave your pool redundant. Hence, if your swimming pool pump is not working properly, you need to fix the problem before it is too late. In this blog, we will go through some of the main problems that can occur swiping pool pumps. Read on and you might be able to identify whether your problem falls under one of these categories.
What is the function of swimming pool pumps?
Pool pumps circulate chemicals in the pool water that are essential for the proper hygiene of the pool water. The pumps carry the pool water to the filter and chlorinator where the water is re-filtered. This keeps the pool water fresh and sanitized. It removes debris from your pool which reduces the chances of algae build up which means that everyone can have an amazing time in the pool.
Now let’s look at some signs that suggest your swimming pool pump needs some help.
The pump has stopped pumping water
One of the most common signs to look out for in a pump is when it stops pumping water. You may notice that the pool water remains stagnant and the pump no longer moves the water. In this case, you will need to check the pump basket first to ensure that the lint is shut airtight. This could also be due to mud accumulation in the skimmer which might restrict water flow. If neither of these work, you can contact us and we will get to the root cause of your problem. If your pump fails to pump water, it is advisable to check the skimmer, pump baskets and check if there’s debris in the filter pipe. Generally, the pump impeller often gets clogged and is recommended to examine the whole system.
Air leaking is another reason why failure in the pumping of water occurs. This occurs due to the presence of less mass than water; its presence can lead to more suction than pulling in the water. The main purpose of the pumps is to suck water and push it into the filter. But, since air is much lighter than water, your pool pump can sometimes suck in air as well. This can cause small leaks in the side of your pumps and this means that it may suck air instead of water. This will deteriorate the performance of the pumps. You might feel as though these air leaks are not a big deal initially but as time passes, these leaks will grow and make the problem worse.
Leaking of air before the impeller can lead to:
- Low sealing threads in the place where the pipe enters.
- Leakage in the valve of the suction
- Plumbing breakage
- Poor-fitting of the pump lid or the pump ring
- Loose drain plug
Sometimes you might notice that your pool pump won’t start at once and is making a humming noise. This could be because of any debris that is deposited in the impeller. To check the impeller, turn the power off first. Then remove the screws in the middle of the pump body and pull the assembly out of the housing. Then you should remove the gasket away from the impeller and remove any debris and re-assemble.
Low flow rate
If the flow rate has dropped, check your filter gauge first. This usually occurs due to a blockage in the pump or filter. If the gauge is clogged, it will reduce the pressure and as a result, and the water flow rate will reduce as well.
One of the most common culprits behind malfunctioning of the pumps is either the pump having leads or it being clogged due to dirt and debris. If you experience a screeching or gurgling noise from the pool then it is calling for attention. You need to make sure that there is enough water in the pumps and enough suction lines are open. If the pump is making a weird rattling noise, contact us immediately and our team will arrive right on time.
Working with Pool Central
As one of the most experienced and highly sought after pool pump repair companies in Sydney, we have worked with different clients with a variety of swimming pool maintenance needs. This helps us to identify the problem with your pool easily and come to the right conclusion. If you are struggling to keep the pool water clean, or you can’t get rid of the debris deposited on the bottom of your pool or if your pump is not working efficiently- our team will be ready to fix the situation.
What services do we provide?
- Pool maintenance : pool inspection, draining and cleaning, water analysis and general cleaning.
- Equipment install: heat pump, acoustic filter box, pressure wash and pool filters
- Pool covers
- Swimming pool lights
- Salt water pool chlorinator
Got something else in mind? Contact us on 9451 1020 and our team will assist you with any pool related query and provide a feasible solution. Get in touch with us today and make your way towards a cleaner and properly functioning pool.