Pools are one of those investments that take maintenance. In order for it to stay a value raiser and not a value drainer — you have to take care of more than just the water. It’s the structure like the rebar and the pump as well as the drain basket and the filter and filtration system. There is a definite ritual that comes with it and has to be adhered to. But, this doesn’t mean that it has to be a pain. Here we will tackle one of the most challenging problems that, if handled correctly can save you a more serious issue later.
Defining Not Working:
Pool pumps can be frisky. They can freeze, they can sound like they are working and yet not be circulating water, sometimes they overheat and stop working. Once you’ve figured out what is actually functional and what’s not, you can actually address the issue far better. For now, we will try to hit some of those scenarios.
What to Do:
One of the most common issues is if the pump over heats. When the pool pump suddenly stops working, walk over and touch the bottom of the pump to detect any heat. Do this very carefully because the potential of burning yourself is real. Your motor should turn itself off if it overheats but for the sake of safety, test it. In the drain trap, there is something called the impeller. Nothing should get passed the basket but occasionally it does. The impeller is where water is sucked in. Debris in this area can clog and overheat the pump causing it to just stop. Empty the basket and investigate the area to see if any other debris may be. Replace the cap and after the area is secure, turn the switch back on to see if it starts again. If the pump does not turn on and run normally or if you don’t at least have a humming sound, you could have one of two possible situations. One, there is a loose wire or two, the pump is broken. For either of those situations you need to call your pool company.
One thing that can be a simple fix is checking if the breaker is off. Turning it back on may do the trick. Also, if there is a humming noise then you know there is juice getting to the pump. Then the impeller may be stuck.
Pool Pump Not Priming:
If it’s not sucking in water turn off all valves for the lines and suction. Open the suction and look to see if there is anything there that could be preventing flow. Then turn it on and let it flow for a minute or two. Make sure the trap is full and open an inlet valve. If it loses water then wait for it to fill to capacity. Once full open the inlet valve, just one. Monitor to see if it works.
If you’re still having issues with your pool pump it’s time to call in the professionals. I recommend swimming pool pump dubai, a complete pool pump service company that can handle any size problem, including pool pump repairs.