Your pump is the heart of your pool equipment and, when it’s working well, it keeps the water circulating through the filter and sanitiser for a clean, safe swimming environment. While a functioning pump means a healthy pool, a pump which isn’t working how it should can lead to serious problems. Although repairs can be carried out, there may be instances where your pump needs to be replaced and today we’ll be looking at warning signs that your pump is on its way out.
1. The same problem keeps happening
Your pump isn’t invincible and it’s reasonable that repairs need to take place over the years to keep everything running. However, if you’re finding that every season the same problem keeps recurring despite repairs then you may need to consider a replacement. Over time, repairs add up and it can get frustrating when the same issue keeps cropping up, particularly if it’s relatively quickly following professional repairs.
2. The pool usage has changed
Your pump may be reliable but simply isn’t up to the job anymore due to changes in the use of your pool. Perhaps your smaller pump worked perfectly well when you only used your pool a few times every season but now you find that your pool is constantly full of kids or you’ve upgraded your pool area which means you use the pool more. In these cases where a smaller pump is suddenly dealing with an increased workload, you may notice ongoing issues with performance which indicates a more powerful pump is required.
3. The pump has reached the end of its life
Pumps are very resilient and can last up to ten years or even longer with the correct care and maintenance. However, there comes a time when your pump has reached the end of its life and needs to be replaced due to years of wear and tear. If your pump has been in use for years on end and you’re finding that you’re spending increasing amounts of money on general replacement parts and repairs, it may be a sign that you need an upgrade.
Speak to a certified technician
If you suspect that your pump is on its last legs, don’t go out and buy a new pump just yet. Always get an expert pool technician to come out and take a look as they can confirm the situation. In some cases, repairs can be carried out to prolong the life of your existing pump which can save you money. If a replacement is necessary, your technician can also give advice as to the best pump for your pool.
Here at Pool Assist, we have pool equipment for sale and carry only the most reputable brands to ensure a quality product. Our experienced technicians also provide expert repairs and servicing to ensure that your equipment runs smoothly throughout the year. Speak to our experienced team today!
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