The Decreasing Quality of Pool Pump Motors

by Pool Builders on 11-08-2012 in Articles

Over the years, pool owners have been growing frustrated with what seems like a decrease in quality in pool pump motors. These frustrated pool owners are not mistaken; the products on the market today are breaking more easily than ever, driving pool owners everywhere crazy.

Maintaining a pool can be complicated enough as it is without hardware issues like these, but unfortunately there is not much that can be done besides repairing and replacing parts as they begin to break or fail. Knowing the smart way to do this can ensure that you are spending the least amount of time and money as possible to keep your pool system functioning properly. Here is some information on the issue to help you on your way.

The Problem

Pool pumps are fine-tuned machines that help to keep your pool's water clean and balanced. They have two distinct sides: the back end, which contains the motor, and the wet end, which pulls water from your pool to help circulate the water. If either side is not functioning optimally, it can cause the entire pump to fail. The problem is that pool pumps these days are much more prone to failure than they were in previous years.

Because it is a cheaper option, the majority of companies that produce pool pump motors have moved their manufacturing operations overseas. The unfortunate result of this is that the majority of these components on the market now contain much less copper and have an overall inferior quality when compared to when operations remained within the country. Naturally, these imported goods are much more easily broken and fall into disrepair quickly. One saving grace is that pumps have also become much cheaper to purchase and generally come with warranties that cover any required repair work. Sadly, warranties are generally difficult to deal with, and nothing will make up for the time that your pool is forced to be closed because of faulty parts.

The Solution

Though it can be extremely frustrating for these appliances to break, the good news is that a good pool services company will be able to replace almost any brand of pump. You want to have the work done by a professional pool maintenance company so that you can be certain that your new pump will be properly installed and so that it will still be covered by the warranty, which could be violated if you tried to install the parts yourself. Your pool repair company will be able to also help you with any other issues your pool may encounter and can be of assistance when you need to perform basic maintenance on your pool.

If your pool pump motor seems to be struggling, or is just not working, call a professional pool maintenance company out to help solve your problem and get you back to swimming!

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