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 Won’t Turn On
When your pool pump’s motor fails to start, your pump is likely not getting power. Alternatively, a clogged pump impeller, non-functional pool timer or an overloaded thermal can cause a pool pump not to start.
To troubleshoot a pool pump that won’t turn on, you should first ensure that the switch is on. If the pump still fails to start, ensure that the power supply is connected. A blown fuse, a tripped breaker, or an electrical disruption can also cause the pump to lose power.
For a clogged impeller, turn the pump power off at the circuit breaker, remove the pump basket lid, and take off the basket. Remove any debris from the impeller by hand then test until it spins at the optimal speed. If you can’t remove the impeller’s debris, call Ever-Care technicians to disassemble your pool pump and repair the impeller.
For a dysfunctional pool timer, contact Ever-Care pool technicians at (805) 497-3365. We can repair or replace the necessary components.
Hot temperatures and hot weather can overload the thermal, causing your pool pump to overheat. An overloaded thermal may cause the pool pump to turn off. To fix it, leave it to cool before restarting. You may be able to fix an overloaded thermal by cleaning the air vents that ensure the pool pump cools. Do this by removing any visible debris over the air vents.
If all of these solutions fail, contact an Ever-Care pool technician to replace the pump. Call us today at (805) 497-3365.
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.
Low Pump Pressure
Low pump pressure can be caused by the pump sucking in air, a loose pipe on the suction side, an open pump lid, a damaged impeller, low water levels, or blockages in the skimmer.
A loose pipe on the suction side causes the pump to suck in air. It can interfere with the pump’s pressure, and replacement is necessary to ensure no air leakage. A loose pump lid may also suck in both air and water, causing low pump pressure. To resolve this issue, tighten the lid, or replace it if it is damaged.
Typically, a pool pump’s impeller should be inspected after every 200 hours of operation to ensure no suction reduces pressure. For damaged impellers, check to see if there is any debris affecting functionality. Remove the debris by hand and restart your pump.
Another common issue with low pump pressure is the low water level. You should make sure that the water level is full at all times.
If an impeller is very damaged, Ever-Care can remove it and replace it with a new one. Contact us at (805) 497-3365.
My Pool Pump Turns On But Doesn’t Circulate Water
Common issues include a clogged filter, pool line blockage, or low water level. Inspect the pump line to identify where the exact problem is.
For low water levels, raise the water in the pool to prevent the pump from sucking in air. For blocked pool lines, check if leaves or debris are clogging the skimmer basket. If there are any, clean the basket and remove the debris.
If the pump still isn’t circulating water, contact Ever-Care at (805) 497-3365.
No Water in the Pump Pot
Turn off the pump and remove the pump pot lid. Fill the pump pot with water and restart the pump. If the pump pot lid is damaged, remove it and replace it with a new one. Ever-Care technicians can help with this process. Contact us at (805) 497-3365.
Pump Pot Lid O-Ring Missing or Damaged
O-Rings are relatively easy and inexpensive to replace, but you need to make sure the replacement is the correct fit. For help, contact Ever-Care at (805) 497-3365.
Pump Pot Lid Cracked or Damaged
Pot Lids are relatively easy and inexpensive to replace, but you need to make sure the replacement is the correct fit. For help, contact Ever-Care at (805) 497-3365.