Pool Pump Repair & Sales

Pool Pump Repair & Sales

A pool’s general health and functionality depends heavily on the pool pump. It circulates the water, forcing it through the filter before pushing it through the return lines in the pool. Pool pumps aid in the removal of debris, the distribution of chemicals, and the prevention of stagnation by continuously moving the water. In addition, a Quantos Pool article titled “A Guide to Pool Circulation and Turnover Rate” describes circulation as the deliberate movement of your pool’s water for the purpose of maintaining the water’s cleanliness and swim ability. This makes sure that every drop of pool water circulates throughout the system to maintain the best possible level of cleanliness and chemical balance.

Are Pool Pump Repairs worth it?

Sometimes those old pool pumps are just not worth fixing, but in some situations, pool pumps can be repaired. This will normally be determined by age of the pump and the current condition of the pump if not too old.

Common pool pump problems and questions are, my pool pump is not priming? which may be a blocked impellor, my pool pump is noisy? which may be bearing failure or pump seizure, my pool pump is leaking? which may be a seal and my pool pump is humming and not starting? which could be a capacitor failure or blockage.

Blocked impellors – This is normally caused by debris getting past the main skimmer basket and through the suction line into the pump basket and then exiting out the pump basket. If the pump basket is split or missing the debris go into the impellor and if small enough will enter the filtration system. If the debris are large or in bulk, they will block the impellor preventing the pump to push the water through to the filter causing reduced flow and circulation which will cause a cloudy pool and, in some cases, shut your pool system down when there is not enough flow through your flow sensor if fitted (normally in your sanitation cell) It is recommended that you reach out to a local pool professional who can assist with these out. Be mindful to read your warranty conditions before trying to attempt this yourself.

Noisy Pool Pump – Pool pump bearing replacement can be a difficult job and it is recommended that you engage a pool professional that is experienced in this type of work. If the pump is of reasonable age with minimal corrosion this process will cost between $200-$500 depending on the size of your pump and time to take to complete the job and normally requires your pump to be taken away. If your pump is old, seized and heavily corroded the cost may come close or out way the cost of a new pump over time.

Do not buy a pool pump just because it is BIG or because it is CHEAP. You need to buy the correct pump for your pool based on the size of your pool AND the existing equipment you have at your site. Do not be tricked into buying a big, powerful and cheap pool pump because it may not be what you need.  Speak directly to a pool professional and ideally get someone onsite to look at your entire pool setup and environment and provide a free quote. Always ask that the warranty is and what is the warranty process if something goes wrong to avoid any nasty headaches.

If you are looking for a reliable pool pump with excellent in field warranty, consider the following range which is available through Jim’s Pool Care.

The Astral CTX Pool Pump

Available in four sizes, High flow and high pressure, saves on operating costs, robust and reliable consumption a very good high-performance pump

Let us introduce you to The Astral Viron P320XT Variable Speed Pump!

The Viron P320XT Variable Speed Pump is available in two sizes—320XT and 520XT—to accommodate any pool size requirement or circumstance.

  • Minimises carbon emissions.
  • Fast priming programmes and an overdrive mode with high performance
  • Pump and equipment have a longer lifespan because to the whisper-quiet operation.
  • Annual operational cost savings

These incredible pumps are incredibly effective, which means lower pool operation costs and more money in your pocket. However, they also have a remarkable flow capacity that allows them to adapt to any high-pressure or demanding scenario.

You can adjust the rate of flow to match the size and filtration capabilities of your pool thanks to the addition of a full variable speed controller. The XT is the most adaptable variable speed pump on the market because to its unique features including overdrive and rapid prime as well as the full variable speed controller, which lets you tune the flow rate to meet your pool and filtration needs.

EFFICIENCY FOR ALL – The difficulty in designing a swimming pool’s filtration system is that, 90% of the time, gentle flow rates of 120 to 200 litres per minute are sufficient to produce good filtration and circulation of the pool water. Higher flow rates and pressures are occasionally needed, though, for vacuuming, filter cleaning, and particular applications such cleaning in-floor jets, water features, and spas. The Viron XT has speed choices ranging from 600 RPM to 3600 RPM, allowing you to choose the ideal flow rate for the job your pump is being utilised for. The P320XT can easily manage the majority of household pool filtration needs, but for big pools or demanding applications, the P520XT delivers a powerful performance.

Are Energy-Efficient Pumps a Good Investment?

Frequently asked questions

Why is my pool pump not working?

Check the power plug is connected and power is turned on. Or your pump may have tripped a safety switch in your power box. If you hear a humming sound or grinding sound reach out to a pool professional to assist with the diagnosis.

Why is my Pool Pump is not sucking?

This may be caused by full skimmer basket or pump basket. Check and empty these. Make sure that the cartridge filter has been cleaned or replaced in last 12-18months and if you have a media filter carry out a backwash and rinse. If you have completed these tasks and still have an issue, give one of our pool technicians a call to assist with diagnoses and provide a free quote.

Why is my pool pump humming and not starting?

It could be the capacitor has failed, the impellor is blocked, or the pump has seized. One of our local pool technician can assist with diagnosis and may be able to carry out a repair.

Why is my pool pump leaking?

This may be caused by a leaking seal; lid may be on incorrectly or the casing may have cracked. One of our local pool technician can assist with diagnosis and may be able to carry out a repair.