Your pool pump is an essential part of your pool's filtration system, circulating water to keep it clean and inviting. So when your pool pump stops working, it's a major inconvenience. Typically a pool pump should be replaced every 8 - 10 years however this doesn’t mean issues won’t arise during its lifespan. Below, we'll go over some of the most common reasons and what you can do to fix them.
What are the causes of a pool pump not working?
One of the most common reasons why a pool pump may stop working is because there is something blocking the impeller. The impeller is the part of the pump that helps move water through the system. If there is something blocking it, such as a piece of debris, the water flow will be restricted and the pump will eventually stop working. When the filter becomes clogged with debris, it can restrict the flow of water and cause the pump to work harder than necessary.
This can lead to the pump burning out prematurely. You can check for this by removing the pump's basket and looking for anything that may be blocking the impeller. If you find something, simply remove it and put the basket back on.
Another common reason for a pool pump to stop working is because the motor has burned out. This is usually due to a power surge or some other type of electrical problem. If this happens, you'll need to replace the motor. This is something you'll need to call a professional to do.
What are the signs that my pool pump is not working?
If your pool pump is not working, there are a few signs that you can look for to troubleshoot the issue.
One sign is that the water in your pool water is not circulating. This can be checked by feeling the water at the top and bottom of your pool. If the water at the bottom is significantly warmer than the water at the top, this means that the circulation is not working and you will need to check your pool pump.
Another sign that your pool pump is not working is if there is a build-up of debris around the skimmer basket or drain covers. This can indicate that the pump is not able to push water through these areas and may be clogged.
Finally, if you hear strange noises coming from your pool pump, this may be an indication that something is wrong and you should check it to see if it needs to be repaired or replaced.
What should I do if my pool pump still isn't working?
If your pool pump still isn't working, it’s best to contact the professionals and learn more about how to keep your pool working in perfect condition, feel free to reach out and get in touch with us here at any time!