There are a lot of different parts that go into helping your residential pool system operate. Your pool pump works as the “heart” of your pool system, circulating the water from your pool through your filtration system. So, if your pool pump stops working properly, you can start to have problems with your entire pool.

Today, we’ll go over some signs that it’s time to replace your pool pump. The team at Blue-White Pool and Spa is here to help you maintain your pool while ensuring you’ve made energy-efficient choices that can help you go green and save money on your yearly energy bill. If you want to better understand your pool flow rate and how your system is operating, install our FLOWREAD™ flowmeter today!

Replacing Your Pool Pump

Read through some of the signs that can let you know if it’s time to replace your pool pump!

Old Pool Pump

On average, your pool pump can last anywhere between eight to 15 years — depending on the type and quality of your pump. So, if you’ve had the same pool pump for years and you start having problems, it might be time to switch out your pump for a newer one.

Loud Noises

When your pool pump is operating correctly, you shouldn’t be able to hear it working. If your pool pump starts making loud noises, like grinding or screeching, that’s a good sign that something is wrong. As your pump ages, certain parts can start to wear out and grind together. You can take your pump to a technician to see if the motor or other parts can be repaired. But if you’ve had your pool pump for a while, it might be time to start fresh.

Overheating Pump

If your pool pump is overheating, that’s a big sign that there’s something wrong. First off, make sure you handle the pump with care if you need to touch or inspect it!

If your pool system has been clogged for a long period of time, your pump can start pulling air rather than water, causing the impeller to spin rapidly and your motor to overheat. If that’s the case, it’s safest to start fresh with a new pool pump and ensure that you’ve unclogged your pool system and cleaned out your pool so the same thing doesn’t happen to your new pump!

High Pressure

If you notice that the filter on your pool is showing a high pressure on its gauge, that’s a good sign that your pump is not strong enough to pump the water. Check your pool system for debris that might be making it harder for your pump to pull water. If everything seems clear, then your pool pump might be wearing out and a new one should get your pool system operations back to normal.

Try Our FLOWREAD™ Flowmeter Today

We hope that this blog helped you better understand your pool pump, and how to know if it’s time to replace it. When it comes to your residential pool needs, choose Blue-White Pool and Spa and give our FLOWREAD™ flowmeter a try!

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