The average life of pool equipment is 5-7 years before needing to be replaced. Running for the recommended time of about 8 hours per day for 365 days per year, your pump will run for approximately 3,000 hours each year. So it’s normal for there to be wear and tear and eventually for a pool pump to stop working.
Sometimes the issue is something simple like a pump basket which is full of debris or broken. Or other times the pump impeller is choked with leaves and can’t pump properly. It may be that the capacitor has stopped working. These are fairly minor issues which can be repaired.
However, once pumps start to develop a leak or corrosion between the wet and dry (motor) ends of the pump, the problem is more serious. The pump can stop turning, cease or have a major leak. The wiring of the pump may have short circuited and cause the electrical circuit of the house to trip off.
If the pump is out of warranty or older than 5-7 years, often the better option is to replace the pump with a new energy efficient pump or variable speed pump. Variable speed pumps can help you save a significant amount of money on electricity costs.
Our pool technicians can provide a FREE on site inspection of the pump and give you advice on whether you’re best to repair or replace your pump.
Call Jim’s Pool Care today ph.13 15 46.