If you own a swimming pool in the Thousand Oaks area, you depend on a pool pump to run the pool and keep the water clean and fresh. Unfortunately, all pool pumps will eventually fail. Ever-Care Pool and Spa has expert technicians for diagnosing, repairing, or replacing pool pumps!
Pentair Pool Pumps
Consider having us install a Pentair Variable Speed Pool Pump. Pentair pool pumps are affordable, long-lasting, and energy efficient. Pentair pool pumps work for many different swimming pool sizes, giving you variable operating speeds.
Variable speed pool pumps are energy efficient and perform quietly. A Pentair variable speed pool pump has speeds that can be programmed to run automated filtration cycles, pool cleaners, heaters, water features and spa jets at the most efficient speeds.
If you have a pool in any of these areas, contact us at Ever-Care Pool & Spa for your swimming pool pump repairs and installations. We’ve been providing exemplary service since 1986. We take pride in ensuring that your pool and spa looks great all year round. We are experts in pool pump repair, replacement, and installation.
How Does a Pool Pump Work?
Let’s start with an extremely oversimplified summary of how your pool system works.
The piping has two sides: a suction side and a return side.
Blockage in the suction side will restrict flow and lead to low pressure. Conversely, a jam in the return side will result in high pressure.
With that in mind, let’s review some of the common causes of low water pressure.
Troubleshooting Common Pool Pump Issues
My Pool Pump is Leaking
A pool pump leak may be caused by a bad O-ring, a damaged shaft seal, damaged plumbing, or a leaking valve.
To fix a leaking pool pump, you will have to inspect the impeller housing, the O-ring, the shaft seal, the plumbing, or the valve. After determining where the leak is, replace the worn-out or damaged parts.
Some replacement parts are inexpensive, and you can do the repairs yourself. However, repairs and replacements can be complicated, and failure to follow all manufacturer’s guidelines and industry standards may void your warranty or cause irreversible damage. Please consider our skilled technicians to handle any repairs or replacements.
If you can’t identify the location of the leak or don’t feel comfortable replacing damaged components, call us at (805) 497-3365 and we can schedule a repair service.
My Pool Pump Motor Won’t Start
When your pool pump’s motor fails to start, your pump is likely not getting power. Make sure that the power circuit is not damaged and that the pump is receiving power. Look for loose circuit connections, blown breakers, bad wiring, switches, and other damaged electrical components.
If power is not the problem, examine the motor for any debris that may be interfering with the shaft’s rotation. Inspect for a broken diffuser or impeller.
Bad motor bearings can also cause a motor to slow down, make a lot of noise, or prevent the motor from spinning. Replacing damaged bearings will solve this problem.
Check to see if the pump motor is humming when it’s turned on. Humming can indicate an electrical issue, which may require a technician to diagnose the issue.
If the motor still won’t start, contact us at (805) 497-3365 and we can schedule a pool pump repair or replacement service.
My Pool Pump Motor Won’t Prime
Most priming issues are caused by suction leaks, clogged baskets, or low water level.
To rule out water level, make sure the water is high enough—about midway up the skimmer door. Make sure that the skimmer doors aren’t stuck or hung up.
Check the pump lid, lid o-ring, suction-side valve, suction-side plumbing, and basket for damage, cracks, or obstructions.
If after troubleshooting the motor still won’t prime, contact us at (805) 497-3365 to schedule an inspection.