Your swimming pool’s pump is the heart of your pool’s circulation. Its job is to draw in water from the pool and drive it to other equipment to be filtered, treated, and heated. When the water re-enters the pool, it’s cleaner, healthier, and the perfect temperature for you to enjoy. 

Given the importance of the pump, it’s crucial that it is well-maintained. Once the pump starts to falter, the cleanliness and sanitation of the pool water will be compromised. But after a while, the pump may need to be serviced, or replaced altogether. But how can you tell if the pump is in trouble?

Here are 3 signs your pool’s pump needs to be replaced by your Austin pool builder.

1. Bubbles in the Water

If you notice that bubbles are constantly appearing in your pool water, that could be a sign that something’s awry with your pool pump. You might also notice some sucking action when you’re in the pool. 

In these cases, an air leak might be present. If this is the case, the pump must be attended to right away since there’s a good chance that your pool water is not being filtered properly. 

2. Strange Sounds

You might notice weird sounds coming from your pool, such as rumbling, screeching, or grinding noises. These sounds could be caused by the pump motor working overtime. The pump may also become dislodged, or may have bearings that are becoming worn out. 

This shouldn’t be too much of a problem to rectify, as it may simply require the pump to be moved accordingly or the bearings replaced. That said, the pump should still be looked at as soon as possible.  

3. Old Age

Ultimately, an aging pump will need to be replaced eventually. No matter how well you care for it, the pump will eventually run its course. If your pump is about 10 years old or more and is giving you trouble, it might be best to replace it.

Get in touch with your trusted Austin pool builders to help you with all your pool needs!