Tips For Swimming Pool Pumps Maintenance

by Pool Builders on 05-11-2010 in Articles

Everyone who owns a swimming pool must know that it is very essential that you look after its maintenance, for which tools are available in the market. Amongst other tools that you must have are swimming pool pumps and filters. Along with investing time in keeping your pools clean, it is equally important that you care about the maintenance of these tools. After all these tools have been designed for the health of your pools, and if the tools are not fit, the health of your pool is in danger. You won't even be able to imagine, how much of water your swimming pool pumps pump.

Since it is entrusted with such massive task, its maintenance is equally important. If you give it enough care and maintain it properly, the pool pump shall last you for a very long time. The most important part of it maintenance includes checking the pump at least once every week. You need to be very careful and take the required precautions while you check it, since you are dealing with electrically powered equipment. The bearings of the pump are sealed, so you need to checks only the valves and seals. If you get to see a torn seal, you need to get it replaced or repaired right away.

The swimming pool pumps should never be turned in without the presence of water in it. To know if the pump is working properly, turn it on and notice the pressure gauge reading. If the reading is around 30 to 35 PSI, it means you need to check if all the valves are appropriately open. But naturally, you need to turn the mump off before you try and do this. If you find it difficult to get your pump primed, then, for troubleshooting, you need to go through the manufacturer's manual. You may use a broom or a brush to clean away the dirt, cobwebs and leaves that may have collected round the vents of cooling fans.

The swimming pool pumps, unlike other machines do not require lubrication. In fact addition of lubrication may catch debris and dirt and even harm the rubber seals. You just may lubricate the o-rings present in the pump lid. If your pump is making a little noise, it is absolutely normal. However, if it makes too much noise, then chances are that the bearings are getting noisy cause of normal wear. If the pool pump has developed leaks or makes whining sounds, then a bearing or gasket may have to replaced or repaired. Take great care of your pump, to make sure it serves you for long and the water in the pool remains fresh and healthy.

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