Maintenance Tips That Will Keep Your Pool Pump Running Efficiently for Longer

Your pool pump is an integral part of your pool's circulation system. The pump's primary function is to create pressure required to move the water in the pool through the filter so that the water is kept clean and safe for swimming. Pool pump malfunction would mean that your pool water will not be recirculated as required, making pool water dirty and unsafe for swimming. For that reason, it is important that you keep your pump functioning properly at all times.

Keep your pool pump in good working shape with these maintenance tips.

Keep your pool pump filter clean.

Your pool pump's filter is designed to catch the dirt and debris in the water pulled from your pool. Over time, the filter will become clogged with the buildup, which will inhibit the free-flow of water through the filter. To prevent pump inefficiency resulting from a blocked filter, it is important to change filters regularly.

You should change your filters as per your pump manufacturer's recommendations while having in mind that more regular use of your pool will call for more frequent filter changes. Be sure to use the right replacement products when changing old filters.

Treat your water.

Even though your pump filter traps most dirt and debris, it may not be efficient at its job if you fail to treat your water. Cleaning your pool water with the right chemicals will help make the water look crystal clear, but also help remove the impurities that have the potential to cause a raft of costly pump problems.

Lubricate moving parts.

Your pool pump motor comprises several moving parts. The bearings and O-rings must be properly lubricated to keep running properly. Noisy pump operation is never a good sign, as it indicates that moving motor parts may be rubbing against each other due to lack of proper lubrication.

Regularly check your pump for leaking.

Your pool pump is meant to circulate nothing other than water. However, there is always the risk of air leaking into the circulation system and causing problems such as "priming" of the pump. Worn seals and loose pipe connections are the common culprits behind pump leakage, so be sure to check these areas when you are inspecting your pump. Faulty seals should be replaced and loose pipe connections tightened so as to keep your pump running efficiently.

With these pool pump maintenance tips, you will not only keep your equipment working properly, but also extend its service life. For more information, contact a business such as Coastal Pumps & Irrigation.