Your Austin swimming pool’s pump plays a key role in maintaining optimal pool water circulation. It works by pulling water from the pool and directing it to other equipment to be filtered, cleaned, and treated. If your pump is faulty, your pool water will suffer.

Here are a few things you can do to prevent your pool pump from getting damaged.

Raise the Pump

To keep the pool pump from flooding, consider raising it up higher if you notice that it’s too low under the water level. In this case, the pump is at risk of flooding. If water does flood the pump, it can damage the motor or lead to a short circuit.

You can raise the pump by raising the ground under it or move it to a higher level.

Seal Leaks

Air bubbles can occur in your pool pump if there are any leaks or gaps on the suction end of the pool that are left unattended. This scenario can risk the motor overworking and overheating.

Every so often, take a look at the pump to see if you spot any leaks. If so, seal them right away to prevent any air bubbles.

Keep Optimal Water Levels

Your pool pumps can start to run dry if it’s not getting enough water. When this happens, the pump can overheat, which can ruin several components. If the temperature increases too high and for too long, more leaks can pop up.

To avoid your pool pump from running dry, make sure the water level is always maintained properly. Keep the water line at mid-skimmer level and add water whenever necessary.

Trim Plants Around the Pump

Your pool’s pump can experience bad airflow if the greenery around the pump is allowed to overgrow and infringe on the pump’s surroundings. It’s important that the airflow of your pump is not restricted. Otherwise, your pump can become overheated and clogged.

If the greenery around the pump is overpowering, trim it back to ensure at least 2 feet of clearance around the pump.

If you’re ready to install a swimming pool in your Austin, TX home or are looking to revamp one you’ve already got, enlist the services of your local Austin pool builders today!