Signs You Need to Replace Your Pool Pump


Swimming pools require regular upkeep to prevent contamination and ensure efficient performance. However, you’ll sometimes notice dirt in your pool despite frequent repair and maintenance.  

If this is the case, you may want to examine your pool pump to determine if it is the source of the problem. 

Generally, pool pump malfunctions can affect the water quality in your pool, making it unsafe for use. Simple malfunctions can be repaired easily by your technician, but more complex issues may require a total replacement of the pump. 

Below are some common signs that may require a pool pump replacement.

A Rumbling Sound

Rumbling sounds occur from excessive vibrations on the pump’s motor. As a result, the pump hits hard on the pool surface, dislodging or loosening some parts. If left unchecked, excessive rumbling could damage the pump altogether.

Luckily, a swimming pool repair service can fix the problem. However, if you notice cracks on the pump in addition to the rumbling sound, it may be time for a pool pump replacement.

Old Age

Pool pumps have a life span ranging between 8-12 years, after which their performance deteriorates. When the pump outlives its shelf life, you may notice a delay when starting up, faulty bearings, or an overheating motor.

If your pump is more than ten years old and is often problematic, have an expert diagnose and determine if it’s due for a replacement.

Strange Noises

If your pool pump makes grinding or screeching sounds, it may be a sign of a problem. During the early stages, such strange noises may imply your pump has worn-out bearings. 

Screeching or grinding noises may also signal a leakage on the pump seal, which requires a pool pump replacement pro.

Water Leakage and Bubbles on the Pool

Do you notice frequent bubbles on the surface of your pool? Well, your pump could have a possible air leak, which is why it cannot filter water properly.

On the other hand, a constant leak below the motor may imply a worn-out shaft seal. Either way, your pump may require a professional to check the leakage and fix the pump.

Loss of Pump Suction

If the pump has lost its suction ability, it can’t pull water in and out of the pool filters. Thus, you’ll notice items such as leaves and algae on the water surface. 

If this is the case, call an expert for a pool pump replacement.

Pump Shutting Abruptly

A pump may shut down after a short period of operation due to clogged motors, damaged capacitors, or overheating. 

The issue may be fixed by simply changing a few components. However, your pool expert may replace the pump if it shuts down frequently or doesn’t turn on when connected to the power supply.

Frequent Breakdowns

Sometimes, your pump may break down immediately after a repair or repeatedly develop the same problem. As a result, the repairs may accumulate and prove costly in the long run. 

As such, it may be time for a pool pump replacement, especially when the repair costs exceed half the total price.

Looking for Professional Assistance?

A pool pump is a vital piece of equipment that keeps water fresh and free from impurities. However, when the pump fails, you need a replacement to keep the pool in proper working condition. 

So, if you’re still unsure whether your pump needs replacement or are looking for professional pool pump servicing, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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