Did you know that there are a whopping 10.4 million residential swimming pools in the United States? Or that Texas is among the top five states where many of these pools are?
What’s more, Texas homeowners spend an average of $220 for a one-time pool cleaning service! After all, swimming pool upkeep is crucial to keep it from becoming contaminated.
This doesn’t mean that your pool should be getting dirty every other day though. If this is happening to your pool, that’s a sign you have a pool pump problem. It’s best that you hire a pool pump repair service ASAP to address this issue.
There are many other symptoms of a faulty pump though, and some of them often signal the need for a replacement.
Ready to discover what these other signs are? Then keep reading as we’ve listed some of the most common you should be on the lookout for!
An excessively-vibrating pump motor can create these rumbling sounds. These noises occur due to the vibrations causing the pump to bump against a pool surface. These excessive vibrations often result from a pump dislodging or becoming loose.
The good news is, this can still be an easy fix, so long as you hire a swimming pool repair service ASAP. Otherwise, the constant “bumping” on the surface can damage the pump. If the pump has cracks on it aside from making rumbling noises, then you’d need a new pump.
Grinding or Screeching Sounds
In the early stages, these sounds often only mean that your pump needs new bearings. Worn out bearings can lead to the motor overheating and damage to the pump’s windings.
Although bearings themselves are cheap, replacing the old ones involve opening the pump. Also, most bearing noise also signals a leaking pump seal, which you need to replace as well. This is a little too complex to be a DIY pool repair project, so it’s best to hire the pros instead.
Blowing Bubbles and Spitting Water
Have you noticed the constant appearance of bubbles in your swimming pool? Or perhaps you’ve actually felt some sucking action while you’re in the water.
Either way, these are signs that your pump has a potential air leak. You need to have this looked at ASAP, as this means your pump isn’t filtering the pool water properly. This can result not only in dirty or cloudy-looking pool water, but also health hazards.
Well-maintained high-quality pool pumps can last between eight to 12 years. If you’ve missed out on many critical pool services, however, you can expect your pump to fail sooner.
If your pump is more than half a decade old and it’s becoming more and more problematic, it’s best to get a new one. Modern pumps are not only longer-lasting; they’re also more energy-efficient.
Get a New Pool Pump Now to Keep Enjoying Safe Water
There you have it, some of the most common signs that you need a pool pump replacement. While these don’t automatically warrant a new pump, it’s still best to call the pros soon as you notice them. This way, they can figure out whether your pump is still repairable or if you need a new one altogether.
Still unsure if your pool pump needs replacement? Then please don’t hesitate to give us a call! We’ll be happy to inspect your pool equipment to figure out the culprit behind your headaches!