Pool Pumps: Maintenance Measures for Optimal Efficiency


If your swimming pool had a heart, it would be its pump. The pool pump has the important task of circulating water through the pool, which ensures that it is filtered as well as kept in a constant state of motion. Without these actions, your pool water would stagnate and become a breeding ground for a host of microbes, making it a health hazard. Nonetheless, not many homeowners know how best to care for their pool pump. Instead, they assume as long as it is working it should not be tinkered with. Below are a few of the maintenance and pump repair measures you should carry out if you would like to ensure optimal efficiency of your pool pump.

Lubricate the pump regularly

The first thing to note is that it is mechanical equipment with metallic movable parts. If the pump does not receive adequate lubrication, friction will eventually develop between the metallic parts, and this could significantly decrease the lifespan of the pump. However, it is not uncommon to find homeowners forgetting this maintenance measure during off-seasons when the pool is not put to use. To prevent this, have a schedule on when you will be oiling the bearings of the pump so that you do not end up forgetting and neglecting your pool pump.

Keep the pump well ventilated

When your pool pump is in use, it will produce heat. If this heat does not dissipate, the pool pump becomes at risk of overheating and this will pose the possibility of malfunction down the road. An overheated pool pump will also translate into an overheated motor, which could cause your pool pump to break down. One of the measures you should take to ensure your pool pump is working in comfortable considerations is by making sure that it stays well ventilated. Do not have objects close to the pool pump as these could impede on air circulation.

Keep the interior of the pump clean

Since pool pumps are typically sheltered, some people assume that they will not require any cleaning as they have adequate protection against the elements. In reality, debris such as dust and other particles floating in the air could easily make their way into your pool pump. If left unchecked, the pump becomes at risk of developing clogs s dirt accumulates inside it. The easiest way to keep your pump clean would be to use a hard bristled paintbrush to eliminate any buildup that may be accumulating in the vents. Take note not to pour water into the pump as this could damage the motor.


19 May 2017

Keeping Your Pool Looking Cool and Clean

Welcome to my new blog! My name is Sarah and this blog contains advice and info which will help you to keep your home swimming pool looking cool. Last summer, I had a pool constructed in my yard and looked forward to enjoying a nice swim every evening after work. However, after a month or so, I noticed that the water was looking a little dirty. I called my friend who works as a pool contractor and he explained that I needed to treat the water to keep it clean. He came around the next day and gave me some top tips. I hope you enjoy my blog.