The DIY Way To Troubleshoot a Pool Pump

Summer might be coming to an end where you live, but that doesn’t mean that pool maintenance suddenly becomes unimportant. If you really want to make sure that you’re taking care of your pool, year-round maintenance is the way to go.

For example, do you know that just about everything in a pool relies on the pool pump working smoothly? If it’s not doing what you expect, then it might be time to actually start thinking about the type of replacements or repairs that you need to make in order to get the pump working again. You might have to replace the whole unit, which can be pretty costly. If you’re committed to the DIY way of doing things, then you’re definitely going to want to make sure that you pick up some tips on how to troubleshoot that pesky pool pump.

The most common problem isn’t that your pool pump isn’t working, but that it’s not fully priming. That type of problem is actually pretty easy to fix.

You see, you know that your pool pump is fully operational when you look into the basket on the pump and there’s just water there. You don’t want to see swirls or the water flowing in from the pipe. The basket area is just full of water, and that’s the way it should be.

The cause of the pump not getting fully “primed” is air coming into the pump. Fix the air problem, and the pump springs back to life. You can look at backwashing the entire system to make sure that there’s not any sediment pushing out and causing leaks as well. However, the best way to go is simply to take a house and run it over the pipe. Anywhere the water rushes out of is where there’s a leak. Fixing that will yield a nicely working pump.

Keep in mind that if your pool water levels aren’t high enough, you’ll also have problems with your pool pump. So you’ll need to make sure that you keep that pool water going for the best results.

This is a pretty straightforward DIY fix as they go, so you shouldn’t have too many problems. Why not check it out for yourself today?