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Take Care of Your Pool Pumps in Time for the Summer Season

December 2, 2022

The arrival of summer is drawing near, so now is the time to ensure that everything is prepared. As we continue with our series on getting your pool ready for summer, today's discussion will centre on taking the necessary precautions to ensure that your cleaning supplies are in working order before the start of the season.

Pool pumps make maintaining your pool much simpler by recirculating the water already in the pool, which contributes to the pool's overall cleanliness. You owe it to them to repay the favour by ensuring that you take care of your swimming pool pump so that it continues to function in the most effective manner possible. If you follow these guidelines, you can ensure that your swimming pool pump continues to operate efficiently.

Pool Pump Inspection

After being put away for several months, the first thing you should do before the arrival of summer is to check every piece of equipment for signs of damage. It is important to thoroughly rinse your cleaning equipment with a garden hose to eliminate dust and any other residue that may have been left behind by dried pool water from the surfaces of your cleaning equipment. Check the item for any cracks, fragile sections, or other damage that might have been caused while it was being stored.

Even though pool cleaning equipment is designed to resist corrosion caused by pool chemicals, exposure to cold air, chemical residues, and dryness can still cause brittleness and damage your equipment over time. Because of this, we always recommend giving all of your pool equipment a thorough cleaning with running tap water before putting it away for the winter.

Periodic Pool Pump Maintenance

It would be best if you inspected the pump for your swimming pool once weekly. Because it is powered by electricity, you must exercise extreme caution when conducting the inspections. Keep in mind that the pump must never be used if there is no water present in it. Start up the pump and mentally note what the pressure gauge is showing. If the gauge shows 30 to 35 PSI, you should double-verify that all valves are fully open, following the manufacturer's instructions. Before attempting to accomplish this, be sure the pump is turned off.

Before attempting to fix the pump yourself, you should always check the owner's handbook first if there is a problem with it. If you are not quite certain that you understand everything involved in making the necessary repairs, you should get in touch with a pool care professional so that the work may be done on your behalf.

Pool Pump Basket Clean-up

It is important to clean the pump basket regularly since this is an efficient type of maintenance that may help extend the life of your swimming pool pumps. The same should be done with your skimmer baskets; check them twice a week, remove any dirt, and replace them. While you are about it, it is also a good idea to maintain the seals on the pump lid, often known as "O-rings," oiled to continue functioning effectively.

If the pool supplies were washed and dried well before being put away for the winter, then there shouldn't be any harm when you take them out of storage for the upcoming summer. However, if there is damage, get them repaired or replaced as quickly as possible so that you will be ready for everything your pool may throw at you once the season begins.

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Phone: (03) 5229 7443

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