Your pool pump is essentially the heart of your swimming pool. By pulling water from your pool and pushing it through the filtration system, it keeps your water clean and circulating. As an essential part of your swimming pool, it is important to know when your pool pump is on the fritz and may be in need of repair or a replacement. Without a functioning pool pump, it won’t be long before your clear, beautiful pool turns into a swamp. 

In this blog post, Always Clear Pool Cleaning and Repair discusses four telltale signs that it’s time for a pump repair or replacement. We offer pool pump replacement, repairs, and upgrades throughout Brevard County, including in Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Port St. John, Merritt Island, Cape Canaveral, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Sharpes, Patrick AFB, Melbourne, and Viera. Get in touch with us today for a free quote on any of our professional pool maintenance services. Whether you need pressure washing, weekly cleaning, nitrates removal, or any of other pool services, Always Clear Pool Cleaning and Repair in Brevard County is here to help your swimming pool sparkle. Call us today to get started, and read on to learn about pool pump repairs and replacements.

It’s Getting Old

On average, pool pumps last eight to 12 years before needing replacement. Over time, it’s normal for pool parts to begin to wear down. In addition, swimming pool technology has come a long way in the last decade. Modern pool pumps use a lot less energy than their predecessors, thanks to variable speeds that can be dialed up or down. If you have an older pool pump where the fiberglass is deteriorating replace it with a variable-speed pump. Although this may seem costly, it will ultimately save you money in the long run before your pump goes kaput without warning. 

It’s Noisy

Pool pumps are meant to run quietly and not disturb you or your neighbors with unpleasant, grinding noises when you’re trying to relax. Any out-of-character noises may be early warning signs that your pool pump is not working properly. Loud screeching or grinding sounds usually indicate the motor is starting to fail. This is usually due to rust from unwanted water getting in from a leaky shaft seal. At Always Clear Pool Cleaning and Repair, we can replace motors quickly and efficiently or provide you with a complete pump replacement.

It Keeps Shutting Off

If your pump keeps turning off on its own, it may be a sign that the motor is reaching too high of a temperature and will shut off until it cools down then restarts. This problem needs to be checked out and addressed as soon as it is noticed, to avoid the pump breaking down entirely. A proper diagnosis requires inspection, so it is essential to call a trained pool repair professional, such as Always Clear Pool Cleaning and Repair in Brevard County. A failing pump component will only grow worse over time, so delaying repairs almost always results in the need for a replacement.

It’s Losing Suction

As the beating heart of your swimming pool, pool pumps are meant to draw in and filter water before pumping it back into the pool, clear of debris. If you’re concerned that your pool pump has begun to lose suction, you’ll want to check the pressure gauge on your filter. If the gauge reads 10 PSI (pounds of pressure per square inch) or more above its normal pressure, it may be time to clean your filter. However, if the pressure is lower than usual, this is often a sign of a clogged pool pump or a pump that is not properly primed and is leaking air on the suction side.. Over time, this will inevitably wear out your motor and necessitate a pump replacement.

Keep Your Pool Sparkling with Always Clear Pool Cleaning and Repair

If your pool pump is old, noisy, unpredictable, or losing suction, it’s time to call your local swimming pool maintenance and repair team at Always Clear Pool Cleaning and Repair in Brevard County. We will come to your home, do a thorough inspection, and consult with you on whether we think your pool pump would benefit more from a replacement or repair. Our technicians are always transparent and professional, so you can trust that they will give you an honest, cost-effective suggestion. To get a free quote on any of our repair or replacement services, get in touch with us today.