If you own a pool, you know that the pump is one of its most critical components. In fact, the pump can be considered the heart of a pool’s circulatory system. The pump is what pulls water from the pool and pushes it to other equipment to be heated, treated and filtered.
Like any other equipment in your pool system, your pump won’t last forever. The average pool pump lasts about 8 to 12 years before it needs to be replaced. Since pumps are a notable investment, it is important that you do everything you can to extend its lifespan and avoid premature malfunction.
There are three main factors that influence the lifespan of your pool pump: the size, type and maintenance routine. To ensure you are getting the maximum return on your pool pump investment, we suggest the following:
- Purchase a pump that is big enough for the size of your pool. This ensures the pump doesn’t have to overwork to keep up with the amount or load of water circulation, which will inevitably make it wear down faster.
- Consider a variable speed pump. Pumps come in single-speed and variable-speed types. While single-speeds have a lower price tag, they do not last as long as a variable speed pump, which are designed to run more efficiently and adjust between slow and fast speeds as necessary.
- Keep up with the maintenance of your pump. Your pump won’t ask for a lot, but it does have several small parts that may need replacement or repair from time to time. It is important that you address these small issues with screws, O-rings, sealants, etc. so that the entire pump system is not compromised.
Have more questions about your pool pump? We can help you choose, install and maintain your pool pump in Atlanta. Call Andy’s Pool Service today.