A pool is a significant investment that will help to improve not just the material value of your home but also your mental and physical well-being. For this reason, it’s best to upgrade your pool equipment so it runs smoothly and lasts as long as possible.
Better water quality and power-saving options are just two of the many benefits you can get when you upgrade your pool equipment. You will also get lower maintenance costs and greater peace of mind.
Signs that you should upgrade your pool equipment
There are several signs of a malfunctioning pump, which is an indication that it needs replacement.
Here are some of the most obvious red flags you need to watch out for.
Blowing bubbles and spitting water
Do you ever wonder where all those bubbles come from in the pool? You may have experienced real suction when swimming. Regardless, these red flags suggest an air leak in your pump. This is a sign that your pool pump isn’t purifying the water as it should, so you should get help immediately. The pool water may become foggy or dirty, posing a health danger to those who swim in it.
Grinding and screeching noises
These noises are always a bad indication. They are a sign that your pool’s equipment needs help. If you hear these sounds, the pump might need new bearings, or the impeller may be worn out. Worn bearings can lead to overheating, which can damage the windings of your pool pump.
Even though bearings are cheap, replacing worn ones requires disassembling your pool pump. Furthermore, noise from most bearings comes from a leaking pump seal, which also needs replacement. Doing this yourself would be a bad idea because of the complexity of the problem; use experts instead.
Shaking and rumbling noises
An overly vibrating pump motor can produce noises like this. These sounds come from the pump’s vibrations, which cause it to bounce against the pool’s surface. Loose or dislodged parts are a common source of excessive vibrations. Premature wear and failure of your pool’s equipment might be due to cavitation.
If you hire a pool service as soon as possible, it may require minor adjustments. If the pump is not protected from “bumping” against the surface, it may lead to damage. If your pump has cracks, it will not only make ominous noises but also need replacement.
Why you need to upgrade your pool equipment
You should consider the following benefits of replacing your old pool filter and pump with a high-quality cartridge filter:
Reduced Use and Need for Chemicals
You’ll need more chlorine, algaecides, and clarifiers to treat water filtered through older systems. You need much less of these chemicals with modern, high-tech equipment and superior filters to maintain particle-free water.
Better Water Clarity
The water quality in the pool can be greatly enhanced by installing new pool filters and pumps. You may take comfort in knowing that your family and friends will be swimming in water that is visually more appealing and significantly safer.
When a good pump and filter are in place, it takes a lot less time and effort to do the boring but necessary daily task of vacuuming.
Choose a high-quality cartridge filter made for maximum efficiency, and you may never have to vacuum again.
Upgrade your pool equipment
Each and every homeowner should be aware of the following changes to swimming pool equipment. Deciding where to invest your money ought to become somewhat easier.
Variable speed pool pumps
If you have a standard pool, the pump’s energy consumption may exceed that of all of your other home appliances. With the help of variable-speed technology, you may run your pump at extremely low speeds. This will drastically cut your energy costs.
Robotic pool cleaners
Nobody likes maintaining their pool since it’s a hassle. Turn on the robotic cleaner, place it in the pool, and it will have cleaned the entire pool to a sparkling shine in a few hours. Automated pool cleaning systems simplify maintenance immensely.
Salt Water Systems
Newer, more efficient sanitation methods, such as salt water systems, are gradually replacing the older, more toxic methods, such as chlorine treatment. Pool owners can save time and money by switching to a salt system. This will help eliminate the need for weekly chlorine tablet additions and produce smoother, silkier pool water.
Let’s upgrade your pool equipment
Have you noticed that you’re constantly vacuuming, skimming, and cleaning? Do you buy expensive chemicals unnecessarily? If your pool’s pump and filter are the original pieces, it may be time to upgrade your pool equipment.
Contact Fox Pools if you have any issues with your pool’s filter and pump or inquiries regarding pools in general. You can count on us for help with any aspect of your pool.