Diving in your cool swimming pool on a blazing sunny day can create a whole bunch of happiness, but when your swimming pool pump and motor is worn-out, pool diving will become no choice for no one. When your pool pump fails, your water stops circulating, and dirt starts getting in your pool.
It is worth knowing that your pool pump or motor is not useless when it is no longer functioning. You can choose to either repair or rebuild. In situations when repair did not work, you can reconstruct the entire chassis of the motor. Stripe down the whole engine, re-insulate, install new bearings, test, and finish the body with fresh coat paint.
Apparently, most used pool pump motors you see in the market have been rebuilt to function like a new one. This is a new technique to help you get into your pool quickly.
This guide will show you the steps involved in replacing your pump motor.
Can I Repair A Pool Pump Motor?
Your pool pump most times does not necessarily require a rebuild or a complete replacement. Sometimes a repair from a professional mechanical engineer would get it back to life.
Generally, you should consider repairing your pool pump if the cost of getting a new one is higher than the repair cost or the pump’s life span is less than 5 years. As long as the repair cost is less and it is not close to the end of life, you can go for a repair.
First, before you opt for a repair, you need to find out the problem. Is it the capacitor, bearing or an electrical shortage? If you are handy enough and know how to fix a pool pump motor, this could be an easy problem to analyze and solve. If you are not, you would need to get a tech to investigate and find the actual cause.
How to Avoid Costly Pool Motor Repairs
Electric motors are essential for your pools and are brain power in your pool pumping system. Most people tend to ignore the regular maintenance of their engine for years until the motor completely shuts down. This will incur a high cost that might not be favorable to your pocket.
To avoid the cost of swimming pool motor repair, you would need to do the following;
Test the Electrical System of the HVOC Motor
This is a critical aspect that needs to be investigated to help evaluate the electrical failures of your motor. It also helps determine if the electric current is flowing as supposed.
Regular Oil Check
Oil is vital in any rotating machine. It helps lubricate the engine, reduces temperature and friction. Check for contaminated or low oil before you kick off the pump.
Clean Up the Motor Regularly
As the motor rotates, it gathers dirt and leaves, which clogs inside the engine. When this happens, the efficiency of the fan is reduced and could cause severe damage to the motor. So, unclog regularly.
Whether you are rebuilding, replacing, or repairing your swimming pool motors, never allow the engine to go damaged at the point to incur unnecessary cost. Follow the maintenance procedure outlined. They will help you keep your motor functioning for many years.