Your pool pump is the heart of your pool. A well-running pool pump keeps your water circulating and your pool clean.
But, just like the human body, pool pumps do need maintenance every so often.
And, unfortunately, what this means for many pool owners is a saturday afternoon spent unscrewing and recaulking, rather than relaxing.
Pool pump maintenance can be tricky, and sometimes simply replacing your pool pump is the best solution. However, many times the pool pump can be fixed without a problem, and there are several videos on youtube that show you how to fix a pool pump on your own.
A working pool pump should not contain any air bubbles, and should be dry and not noisy. Conversely, you will know a pool pump is broken if it makes a harsh, screeching noise, or if there is a suction leak between the pool pump and the skimming mechanism.
A leaky pool pump can be an indication that the mechanical seal, or seal plate gasket has failed.
To replace the pool pump seal, there are a few steps that you can take:
- Separate the housing of the pump, but make sure that the power is off while you do this. Also, be sure to make note of the the pump wiring so that you can attach the wires identically as before.
- Open the impeller cover, and be sure not to lose any of the screws. Also, inspect the impeller and replace it if it shows any signs of damage.
- Remove the impeller, and then remove the seal plate. There will usually be 4 bolts holding the seal plate to the motor.
- Remove the old seal assembly, clean and inspect the seal plate.
- Install the new seal assembly, replace the impeller, and replace the diffuser. Make sure that the diffuser and the impeller are separated enough that they don’t interfere with one another.
- Reassemble the motor and pool pump. Also, check the seal plate’s O-ring. If the O-ring is cracked or damaged, it may need to be replaced.
However, if you’d just rather not get into the drudgery of fixing your own pool, our pool pump repair service may be just what you are looking for.
Imagine: a more relaxing weekend spent with friends, without having to worry about maintenance on your home and pool.
No problem. Gold Coast Pool and Spa can give you your weekend back, and we can usually schedule appointments within 1-2 business days if you need immediate service. We service pools and spas in Agoura, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Encino, Sherman Oaks.
Contact Gold Coast Pool and Spa today, and one of our team of qualified pool professionals will gladly assist you in getting your pool pump back into working order.