COMMON POOL PUMP PROBLEMS
MECHANICAL SEAL FAILURE
Our most common problem that we have to deal with – corrosion due to a leaking mechanical seal for an extended period of time
End result of a mechanical seal leaking for an extended period and water getting into the motor front end bearing – this is avoidable
MOTOR WINDINGS – STATOR EXPOSED
Pump motor windings tested and inspected
BURN’T OUT MOTOR CAPACITOR
A very common failure, a wear and tear item and can result in a fire
Motor shaft seals. Numerous sizes – not 1 size fits all.
A Money saving Tip
If your Pool or Spa pool pump is in need of repairs or servicing, disconnect and remove it from site if possible then drop this off at our workshop in East Tamaki, or courier it to us. This will save you charges for our travel and site labour. If you are not able to do this then please fill in our form on our “Contact us” page and we will confirm a site visit.
Single Speed or 2 speed, 1.5 & 2.5hp units – some spares are available locally
DAVEY and CHARGER POOL PUMPS
Obsolete pumps – Spares no longer available
Some FAQ’s we get regarding Pool or Spa pump repairs
That would be the electric motor usually
When the repair cost starts to get past 50% of the value of a new replacement pump
Motor capacitors, mechanical seals, motor bearings, pump lids, O rings and corrosion – also not forgetting the “Run Dry” scenario and air ingress.
This varies from brand to brand. You should get in excess of 5 years of trouble free operation if you carry out a little preventative maintenance every 6 months or so. Basic checks are required. In the perfect world, every pump should be housed in a dry ventilated weatherproof enclosure. Exposure to the elements and or moisture results in Corrosion ageing your motor/pump external metal components prematurely. Most Wooden boxes located outside that house pool equipment are not totally weatherproof. This is 1 of the biggest problems a new pool pump faces in its life. On occasion it nearly impossible to dismantle a pump due to holding bolts fused and corroded very badly. Remember! … you buy Cheap, you get Cheap!!