Pool Pump Repair in Phoenix, AZ
If you have a broken pool pump, call HydroBlue pools at (480) 203-4376.
Homeowners who have recently moved to AZ from other areas of the country, often find themselves not only to be owners of a new home, but of a swimming pool as well. Everyone looks forward to their first summer so they can enjoy their new swimming pool with family & friends. It is from these first time pool owners, many of whom live in the Phoenix area that we often receive calls regarding questions or issues with the pool pump.
A very common question we receive is “how many hours a day are they supposed to run the pool pump for?”
Usually we recommend a 5 hour run time during the months of December through February and increasing to 8-10 hours daily during the rest of the year. This is an average as the size of the pool will also come into play, but we feel that is a safe range.
We also are asked if there are regular maintenance or pump repairs that need to be done on schedule. We recommend keeping a light coat of silicone lubricant on the pump lid o ring. Also keep an eye out under the pump motor for any telltale signs of water which would indicate a worn and leaking pump seal. Leaking motor shaft pump seals should be repaired or replaced immediately to avoid further damage to pool pump motor bearings which will prove a much costlier proposition.
Phoenix does have several businesses that can repair or replace seals and bearing or the entire pool pump which may be an option depending on the age and condition of the existing pump.
Repair turnaround is usually available with 48 hours to prevent excessive pool downtime.
If the pool is well chlorinated, it should be able to handle a short time without filtration. As the weather gets warmer though, repairs should be addressed ASAP to avoid bigger issues such as algae.
Pool Pump: Heart of the System
If you own a pool in Phoenix, then you’ll know that a properly operating swimming pool or spa pump motor is at the heart of the system. Dust and debris from the desert inevitably makes its way to your pool water. The pool pump runs for hours, every day of the month, year in and out, moving water from the pool to the filter. This process traps microscopic debris, and then returns clean water through the heater (if your pool is equipped with one) and back to the pool. With a sanitizer, the pool pump keeps your water safe and clean.
Occasionally, as the workhorse of the pool system, your pool pump will require maintenance. At HydroBlue Pools, we provide pool pump repair to keep pools in Phoenix clean and clear.
Diagnosis and Trouble Shooting
There are a few common signs that your pool pump is in need of repair.
You may find that the pump is running, but it is not pumping any water. If the pump does not run at all, it may be an electrical issue. There are cases where the pool is powered by insufficient power, which may cause them to overheat.
If the pool is running, and you are noticing more bubbles than normal, that may be a problem. It is also a problem if you find that the water returned to the pool does not look any cleaner, with visible debris. At the same time, if the pool pump has been running for too long without the lubrication of water, the mechanical seal may burn out.
Noisy Pool Pump Motor
Most pool pumps will last an average of eight years before they require maintenance, rebuilding or replacing. If a pool pump motor is noisy, there may be a problem with the front or rear bearings (or both). We can repair these parts for you to prevent the pool pump from screeching.
Pump Leaks/Pumps Not Priming
Priming is a process in which water flows through the pump at a speed which creates suction and pressure. If you find that your pump is not priming, it may be a problem with different parts of the pump, whether it is a clog or a part in need of replacement. Leaky pumps are also caused by equipment problems, perhaps a worn mechanical seal.
HydroBlue Pool Pump Repair in Phoenix, AZ
HydroBlue Pools provides diagnosis of pool pump problems, whether it is a noise or a leak. We’ll identify whether it is time for new motor bearings or a new shaft seal. If you are noticing problems with your pool pump, contact us at HydroBlue Pools. Our technicians are equipped with fully stocked service vehicles and are available for on-the-spot and emergency pool repairs, usually in the same day.