Service and Repair Resources | 01/21/15

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Your pool pump is the “heart” of you pool. It circulates the water, ensuring that it stays sparkling clean and healthy for you and your loved ones to enjoy. If during one of your regular pool check ups you notice any of the below four issues, then it may be a sign that you’re in need of a pool pump repair:

1. Noisy

If something doesn’t sound right when you are near your pool equipment it’s definitely a sign something is wrong. There are two distinct noises that a homeowner may hear coming from their pump:

  • A rumbling “rocky” sound
  • A higher pitched “screaming” sound

A rumbling noise may indicate that the pump’s motor is vibrating on the surface it’s atop of, while the screaming sound generally indicates that your pump requires new bearings. A swimming pool service and repair company can usually treat this problem at a minimal expense (pool bearings typically cost between $10-$20 per bearing).

2. Leaking Water

The reasons behind any water leaks vary, from a pipe being out of place to there being an issue with an oring. If you believe it’s an oring issue, you may be tempted to do the repair yourself without hiring a swimming pool service and repair company but when it comes to your custom pool you want to make sure you are getting the job done right. Pool service technicians are trained to fix leaky pipes and oring properly allowing them to last longer so that you will not have bigger issues in the future.

3. Sucking in Air

Homeowners can do a large part of the detective work and figure out where the air leak is that’s causing the pump to suck in air. Grab some shaving cream and place dollops over the suction side fittings and joints. Turn on the motor, and you’ll begin to see the foam sink in or dimple where the leak is. You’ll then be able to call up a professional and let them know what needs to be fixed.

4,. The Water Isn’t Moving

Keeping the water moving is important to the health of your pool. Fortunately this rarely requires a phone call to your swimming pool repair and service company. Start off by:

a) Checking and emptying your skimmer and pump baskets

b) Ensuring that the filter is clean

c) Checking your pool pump’s impeller

Homeowners may also have an issue with circulation if there’s a leak in the suction line. Follow the same steps above for determining where the leak is, and then give your pool repair company a call for further advice. For more information on how Shasta can help help you with your poll pump repair contact us today!



Shasta Pools is a Phoenix pool builder who provides a variety of services including swimming pool remodeling, commercial pool building, and pool service and repair. Since its establishment in 1967, Shasta has helped over 80,000 families realize their dream of pool ownership. By providing exceptional value, quality craftsmanship and superior customer service, the Shasta team continues to fulfill the corporate mission of astonishing and delighting their customers and exceeding expectations. You can learn more about Shasta Pools & Spas by visiting them online, or by connecting with them on Facebook or Twitter.