Here at S & H Pools, we want to help you take the best possible care of your pool, and one of the best ways to do that is to stay alert for signs of trouble so that you can catch problems before they become serious. One of the most common sites for this kind of trouble is in swimming pool pumps, which are key components in the mechanisms that keep the pool water circulating. In this article, we’ll go over three common problems that can arise with your pump so that you can act quickly should they ever happen to you.
- Grating or Screeching Noise- One problem that we get called to help with a lot is swimming pool pumps that have begun making a loud grating or screeching sound. There can be a number of reasons behind this issue, such as closed-off suction lines that are starving the pump for water or skimmers that have become choked with debris.
- Won’t Start- Another common problem is swimming pool pumps that won’t start. This issue is often caused by the impeller becoming choked with debris, and if this is the case with your pump, you may also hear a humming sound as the impeller tries to move.
- Low Flow Rate- The third problem that we will cover here is a low flow rate. When the flow rate of swimming pool pumps decreases, it’s usually because something is blocking the filter or the pumps themselves. In many cases, cleaning the filter and checking the pump and impeller for debris can solve the issue, but if the problem persists, we encourage you to give us a call.