Pool Pump Repair Service in Austin, TX
You probably don’t think about pool pump repair or how valuable a pump is to your pool until it fails.
Without a pool pump, your pool has no way to filter the water and circulate pool chemicals. Meaning your pool’s water will get pretty nasty, pretty quick.
Fortunately, YardDoc makes pool pump repair service easy in Austin. Here are some helpful tips for troubleshooting your pool pump issue.
Troubleshooting Your Pool Pump
Your swimming pool should be fine for a day or two without a functioning pool pump. But you likely don’t want to go more than a few days without one. A pool without a pump quickly becomes bombarded with algae, bacteria, and is practically impossible to balance with chemicals.
Are you experiencing any of these common issues?
Pool Pump Won’t Start
Most pool pumps that refuse to start have an issue with the impeller. Shut off electricity to your pool and check to see if a clog is preventing the impeller from rotating. If you find a clog, you should replace the impeller and the seals, as there is likely a leak somewhere in the unit that is causing the pump to collect debris.
If you own a swimming pool long enough, you begin to understand that leaks just come with the territory — even if you’ve invested in the best pool pump on the market. Here are a few questions to ask yourself while you check out your pump:
• Is the threaded seal bad?
• Does the shaft seal seem brittle or deformed?
• Have the discharge pipe threads shrunk?
• Has the O-ring shifted or split on the impeller housing?
Odd Noises and Vibrations
There is no such thing as a completely silent pool pump, except a dead pool pump. What you want to look out for are new noises and vibrations developing, that signal a mechanical change in the unit. If your pump is exhibiting new and odd behaviors, you should (with the power shut off) check the interior of the unit.
Now is also an excellent opportunity to change the seals and impeller itself, which is often the first (and least expensive) step in fixing an erratic pool pump.
Check Out These Pool Maintenance Tips
YardDoc’s swimming pool gurus would like to share some essential swimming pool maintenance tips with you. We cover everything from the proper way to document chemical usage to ridding your lawn and pool area of mosquitoes. (Better safe than Zika, right?)
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Pool Maintenance Service Area
YardDoc serves Travis County and Austin communities including Bee Cave, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Hutto, Kyle, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Leander, North Austin, Pflugerville, Round Rock, San Marcos, Spanish Oaks, Spicewood, Steiner Ranch, Sunset Valley, Tarrytown, Temple, and West Lake Hills.