Correcting My Pool

Three Signs You Need Pool Pump Servicing

Your pool pump works constantly to ensure that water is passed through your pool's filtration system. This means that any sort of issue with your pool pump can cause a number of complications for your pool and can quickly cause your water quality to decline. Thankfully, there are several different things that you can watch out for to alert you to when you should have a pool contractor come out and take a look at your pool pump system.

Irregular Noises

One of the clearest signs that there is something wrong with your pool pump is if it makes strange noises when it turns on. Keep in mind that a certain amount of noise is necessary and even expected because of the moving parts and flowing water; however, any sort of grinding, bumping, knocking or other sounds that point to excessive friction should be paid special attention. They can point to damaged components that are now rubbing against each other, making a complete pump failure much more likely to occur. A professional will be able to determine if you need to replace a specific part or the entire pump.

Dirty Water

Another sign that your pool pump is not properly doing its job is if you find that the quality of your water is quickly declining and will not improve even after the pump has been on and running for a significant period of time. This can point to some sort of damage to the pump's components, a blockage in the line, or some other problem that is restricting water circulation, allowing dirt, leaves, and other debris to quickly build up in your pool. Fixing your pump is necessary before you can continue swimming since swimming in dirty water can be unpleasant and unhealthy, depending on how bad it is.

Dropping Water Levels

Finally, an additional serious sign of pool pump trouble is when the water level in your pool is dropping drastically and noticeably over time. Usually, this points to some sort of damage to a hose or seal around your pump, which then causes water to leak out of your pool. Catching this early is important, as excessive leaking can cause damage to your yard and can even affect the structural integrity of your pool. Most of the time it's a simple enough fix, but avoid refilling your pool until a company like Clear Pools Maintenance Inc. has done a complete inspection of your pump.