Your swimming pool filter pump plays a vital role in keeping your pool water clear and swimmable so that you can enjoy the beauty and function of your pool year-round. As the heart of your pool circulation system, the filter pump moves water through all components and piping in your pool. If it fails in any way, the results can be problematic for water clarity and chemical dispersion.
Other pumps in your system may include water feature pumps, cleaner booster pumps, and spa auxiliary pumps that increase flow to the spa jets. Our technicians are very familiar with these types of pumps and can offer recommendations should any of them cease to work properly.
Since most pool pumps run for a set amount of time per day, they have limited life. Plastic components of pumps are subject to chemicals in the pool and UV damage from the sun. In most cases, motors are exposed to weather fluctuations; excess heat, freezing temperatures, and precipitation bear down on pump motors throughout the year. Some pumps are designed to last longer than others, but there is no way of determining how long a motor will run.
If your pump is not moving water the way it should, several factors could be involved. The strainer basket normally integral to the pump body could be full of debris or could be broken, allowing debris to clog the pump’s impeller. It could be that your filter is in need of cleaning or backwashing. There could also be an impedance or air leak in the suction piping. It is possible that the means of getting power to your pump is faulty (for example, a timer or control system relay not working). Be aware that all Select Pool Services technicians are licensed by the State of Texas to legally diagnose and work on pool equipment powered by high-voltage electricity, whereas many in the industry have yet to attain this accreditation.
Advances in technology have brought upgrades to the pool industry in the form of energy-efficient pumps that use less electricity to do more than a standard pump can. A variable speed pump allows the user to dial in up to 8 different speeds for various purposes. We can schedule your pump to run at a lower speed that still meets the circulatory needs of your pool. Then, when you want to use your hot tub, another speed can be accessed to give the spa jets more flow, creating better therapeutic action. The motors for these pumps are designed to last much longer than standard pumps. This fact, combined with the electricity savings they provide, make variable speed pumps a much more cost-effective option over motor replacement and single-speed pumps.
Select Pool Services personnel have been diagnosing and resolving pump and motor problems for almost 40 years. We have the expertise you expect from a professional pool equipment servicing company. Whether diagnosing problems, making minor repairs, or replacing components completely, you can trust our technicians to inform you of what is needed and provide excellent service now and in the future. Contact us today to schedule a rapid-response appointment for any pool pump concern.