Pool Pump Repair

The swimming pool pump is a system that pulls the water out of your pool or spa.

The pool pump usually consists of:

  • Pulp basket – The basket traps the dead lives and debris, protecting the pulp from clogging.
  • Pump housing – The pulp housing contains water, even when the pump is not in use. Most of the pool pumps have a diffuser to eliminate the air from the housing, hoses, or suction piping of your pool.
  • Pump motor – The pump motor drives the pump.
  • Impeller – The impeller acts to convert water velocity into water pressure. You can see the GPM (Gallons Per Minute) indicator on your filter pressure gauge.

If your pump stops working, there are several things you can do before calling a professional. The pump parts do go bad, but it can be a minor detail, such as a damaged electric cord, that causes your pump to stop working.

Quick troubleshooting tips:

-Make sure, that the power source is not damaged. Check if all the necessary switches are turned on. (See the owner’s manual.)

-Check if the impeller is free of debris. The trash and debris in the impeller can cause the pool pump to stop working.

-See if the filter needs replacing. Filters need to be cleaned or replaced regularly.

Is it time to call a professional?

The problem may lay deeper. When the main parts of your pool pump break, need repair or replacement, it is better to call a professional.

Aqua Leisure Pools specializes in pool maintenance and repair.  With professional help, your Virginia Beach pool pump will always be working properly. The leader in pool supplies, repair, and installation, Aqua Leisure Pools offers pool pump repair in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas.

For more information please contact one of our Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, or Chesapeake stores.