Maintenance of Swimming Pool Pump Motors
Pool pump motors are among the most vital mechanical components. If the motor in your pool pump stops working, you won’t have any water circulation. This means that your pool will quickly turn into a pond. A pool’s heater won’t work, there won’t be any filtration, and the water quality will quickly deteriorate if you don’t repair the pump motor as soon as possible. Until you replace or fix the swimming pool pump motors, features like the slides, sheer descents, jet boost, and waterfall may not work as they should.
Basic maintenance routine on swimming pool pump motors.
Lubricate the parts
Maintaining smooth operation and preventing parts from scraping against one another requires, among other things, routinely checking the condition of the ball bearings. Lubricate the ball bearings or replace them if they are permanently sealed.
Ensure adequate airflow is present
Lack of airflow, and consequent overheating, is a common cause of motor failure in swimming pool pump motors. One of the most crucial preventative maintenance tasks is ensuring the motor can get enough air to stay cool. If you want it to last a long time, do this.
You should clean the air inlets so they can draw in as much air as possible.
It’s also important to leave a room between the outer motor cover and the motor. This allows air to circulate and moisture to evaporate if you’re using one. The motor will quickly rust and wear out if you expose it to moisture.
Even though it may seem like a simple choice, avoiding sweeping the area under running swimming pool pump motors can help them last longer.
Any dust or dirt stirred up near the motor during operation will get sucked into it. Always sweep the area around the motor when it is not in use. You should also try to direct dirt in the opposite direction of the arrows on the motor housing.
Locate the best spot
The pump and motor for the pool should stay out of the rain and wind by being put in a protected area. Don’t put it where it can get splashed. It’s good to find a suitable area to store the motors before using them.
For the same reason, you shouldn’t put motors where they might become wet or flooded. You must never let water get into the engine of the pool pump under any circumstances.
You should never allow pool water to enter the motor, so any leaking parts of the pump need fixing immediately.
Off-season storage that works
Once the cold weather sets in, pools are closed for the season. However, you should not leave the swimming pool pump motors in their current state. Protect the motor from the elements and dirt by covering it. But avoid airtight storage by not enclosing its parts in plastic.
Airtight plastics can trap moisture, leading to motor rust and corrosion while sitting in your garage all winter. Keep the motors in a clean, dry environment, away from any potential sources of damage.
The importance of safe chemical storage
Having the pool’s chlorine and other chemicals near the motor is not advisable. Chemical fumes should not be used or stored anywhere near the motor. This is because it could cause internal corrosion.
How will you know if swimming pool pump motors need repair?
While complete motor failure might occur unexpectedly, most of the time, there are warning signals that a trained pool operator can recognize. Here are possible warning signs that you don’t need to install a costly new pool motor.
- Maintenance and repair of swimming pool pump motors
- Difficulty with the filtration system, such as sluggish pump starts or a loss of power
- Visual indicators such as burn marks, leaks, and rust
- Sounds like squealing, scratching, or grinding could indicate trouble
Even if you do regular preventive maintenance on your pool, all moving parts will eventually wear out and need to be replaced.
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Putting off maintaining swimming pool pump motors can lead to costly repairs, serious problems, and an unsightly pool. It’s often simple and fast to avoid these issues. Know your pool and how often it requires maintenance. The next step is to establish a pool service schedule.
Our priority is to maintain low operating costs without sacrificing security or efficiency. In order to prevent the escalation of the problem, our pool repair team can provide further diagnosis and potential solutions. Contact Fox Pools now that you know more about swimming pool pump motors.