3 Tips for Correcting Common Pool Pump Issues

Your pool pump is one of the most essential components of the system that keeps your water safe to swim in. Your pool pump is what causes the pool’s water to move through the pipes, through the filtration system, and then back into your pool. And if everything has gone well with your filtering system, your water should look clear and untouched.

Your pool pump is one of the most essential components of the system that keeps your water safe to swim in. Your pool pump is what causes the pool’s water to move through the pipes, through the filtration system, and then back into your pool. And if everything has gone well with your filtering system, your water should look clear and untouched.


If your pool water were to sit around for a long time without going through the filtration system, it would turn back into something that looked like pond water. That’s why it’s essential to act quickly if something goes wrong with your pool’s pump. As your source for pool care and pool supplies in Vancouver, we at Imperial Paddock Pools would like to let you know about some of the most common pool pump issues and what to do about them.


1) Your pool pump won’t turn on or shuts itself off before completing its job

Pumps use a motor to create the motion that circulates water. These motors, of course, need power. If your pump won’t turn on it probably means that there’s an electrical problem somewhere. This can be dangerous to try to fix yourself so it’s best to let a professional handle any electrical problems. Similarly, if your motor shuts off before finishing its job, it might be overheating. Just let it cool down before starting it again. If the problem continues, call the experts.


2) Your pool pump is leaking water

Water can only move through your pipes if there’s enough pressure behind it to force it to move. If you see water leaking, you’re not just losing water, you’re also losing pressure. First, inspect your pump for any cracks. If you don’t see any, the problem is probably with the O-ring or seals that connect the different parts of your machine. If there’s a problem with your seal, it’s time to visit to your local pool supplies provider in Vancouver to buy replacement parts.


3) There’s not enough water moving through the pump

If there’s not enough water moving through the pump, it can cause a lot of different symptoms. You might hear loud noises from the pump trying to pump air rather than water or you might have a low flow rate of water through your pipes, for instance. If this is the case, you should inspect your pipes and impeller for any blockage to the flow of water. If you find any, you should remove it and restart the system.


Vancouver’s Premier Provider for Pool Supplies & Maintenance

These are just a few of the problems that might occur to your pool’s pump. If your pump breaks down often or you’re unsure what exactly the problem is, you should contact us at Imperial Paddock Pools. We have the knowledge and pool supplies in Vancouver to help you fix any problem that might happen to your pool. Call us today!

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