Taking Care Of Your Pool

When you have a pool, it can be hard to figure out what you need to do in order to make things the best they can possibly be. Oftentimes, people really struggle to figure out what they need to do, which is why many folks give up on the entire process altogether and let the condition of their swimming pools deteriorate. Although it can be easy to let things go, you can tighten things back up by using a few simple methods for success. For instance, you can work with a professional pool contractor to track your chemistry, and you can also work with other professionals to ensure a clean, healthy, beautiful pool area.

Basics Of Caring For Your Swimming Pool Pump


Your pool's pump is the first line of defense against bacteria, cloudy water, and algae. A well-maintained and functional pool pump is essential to ensure that any dirty water is filtered out of your pool, leaving behind fresh, clean water for you and your family to enjoy. Here are a few basics to help you properly maintain your pool pump.

Keep the Area Around the Pool Pump Free of Debris

Your pool's pump requires regular airflow to work properly. Keep your pool pump uncovered whenever possible and make sure there is are no trees overhanging the pump. Clean away any leaves or other debris that is on the pump. This will not only allow for adequate airflow, but cleaning away debris will also prevent damage to the pump itself.

If a professional recommends covering your pool pump, ask for recommendations to ensure you get the correct size cover and that the cover does not obstruct airflow.

Clean the Pool Pump Strainer

The strainer helps clear out any debris from the pool, such as dirt and leaves, to not only keep the pool water clean but also protect the pump from damage. Refer to your pool pump's manual before disassembling and cleaning the strainer. Typically, you will need to first turn off the pump before locating the strainer lid.

Remove the lid according to the manufacturer's instructions. Pull out the strainer basket and clean it with a garden hose. Make sure all the debris is gone before replacing the basket. Check the gasket around the basket housing and if it is damaged, contact a professional to help you determine the right size gasket for replacement.

Contact a Professional to Repair Your Pool Pump

Finally, if your pool is cloudy, the pump is making a strange noise, or the pump is older and needs to be replaced, call a professional to repair or replace your pool's pump. For example, if the pool pump continues to turn on and off, the problem could be a damaged impeller. Your pool pump may also fail and require replacement if it suffers too much water damage.

Do not try to repair the pool pump on your own, as you might cause more extensive damage that could require even more damage or worse, you may need to have the pool pump replaced completely.

Caring for your pool pump properly will help extend the pump's life and ensure you have a clean pool for your family to enjoy all summer long. Contact a pool pump repair contractor for more information.


18 June 2020