Your pool pump is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your backyard. It helps keep your pool clean and safe. But sometimes, your pool pump loses pressure.
Pool pumps lose pressure when running too long without being turned on. This causes water to back up into the filter system, which can cause damage to the pump itself.
Why does it lose pressure?
If you notice that your pool pump has lost pressure, turn off the power to the unit and wait at least 30 minutes before turning it back on. Then, check the filter to make sure there isn’t any debris blocking the flow of water through the filter. If there is, remove the blockage by hand and try turning on the pump again.
The filter is full
Once you’ve checked the filter, you’ll need to replace the filter media. You should replace the filter media at least every three months, even if the filter looks clean. This will help ensure that your pool pump runs smoothly.
You are using the wrong amount of water
If you notice that your pool pump isn’t producing enough water, there are several things you can try to fix the problem. Then check the filter for any clogs. If you find a clog, you’ll need to remove the filter and replace it with new media. After you’ve cleared the clog or confirmed that one was not present, make sure that the motor is running properly. After that, check the electrical connections. Are they loose? Fourth, check the wiring. Does it appear damaged? Fifth, check the power source. Is it plugged into an outlet that has adequate voltage? Sixth, check the water level. If it’s too low, you might need to add more water to the tank. Finally, check the float switch. If it’s not working correctly, you’ll need to adjust it.
There Are Problems with the Motor or Pump
If you find that your pool pump isn’t producing enough water, there could be several reasons why. A faulty pump motor could cause the issue. In addition, a bad connection between the pump and the electrical system could also cause a problem. Another possible reason is that the pump is losing pressure. This could happen because the pump is worn out or because the filter needs cleaning.
The Electrical System Is Faulty
To determine whether your electrical system is causing the loss of pressure, check the following areas:
- Check the wiring connections.
- Make sure the power source is connected properly.
- Test the circuit breaker.
By actively monitoring your pool pump on a regular basis you can avoid the last minute break downs and potentially expensive repair costs. Maintenance is key to a solid running pool pump! If you have repairs please give us a call at 407-699-5588. Read more about all the repairs we can make on your backyard swimming pool.
More about Swim ‘N Fun
While you can do a lot on your own to keep your pool looking good and ready for you whenever you want, sometimes you might need professional help. In fact, we recommend you have your pool serviced at least once a year just to make sure everything is as it should be. Plus, we are really good at checking your equipment such as filters, pumps, and heating systems for major and minor issues.
Swim ‘N Fun offers weekly pool maintenance. Our trained pool technicians service the pool by testing the pool water, balancing the water chemistry, skimming the pool, brushing the pool walls, emptying the baskets, vacuuming the pool as needed, cleaning or backwashing the pool filter as needed, and checking the equipment to ensure that it is running properly. Routine pool maintenance helps a pool owner to save money and time. A properly balanced pool will also help keep swimmers safe and healthy.
Swim ‘N Fun is fully licensed and insured and has been serving Central Florida since 1986. Our pool company is ready to help you with any pool repairs that you may need such as repairing a broken pool pump, pool filter, pool vacuum, pool filtration system or pool lights. Our pool technicians will arrive at your home in our fully stocked service trucks. They will evaluate the problem and then make the repair. Many times, an extensive or expensive pool repair is not needed. No job is too big or too small!
We service all major brands. Let us help you with your pool repairs. Please give us a call at 407-699-5588.