Pool Maintenance – Successfully Repairing a Pool Motor
As part of your regular pool maintenance schedule and routine, you will want to check the components of the pool such as the filters and motor to ensure that everything remains in proper working order. If you find that the motor may need to be repaired or replaced, it is important that you avoid a few common mistakes that homeowners make when replacing or repairing a pool motor.
Replacing the Shaft Seal
Most of the time, a pool motor will break down if there is some kind of corrosion present. A lot of the time the corrosion is due to a shaft seal failure. Shaft seals are relatively inexpensive and are easy to install yourself. Just make sure that the seal is lined up properly with the new motor otherwise you may experience leakage.
Don’t touch the ceramic part of the seal when replacing it and make sure to remove both of the old shaft seal’s pieces, so you do not mistakenly install the new seal over part of the old seal.
Finding the Right Motor
It is imperative that when you order the new pool motor, you make sure you are getting the right one. Check and see what the manufacturer and model are of your current motor. You will then be able to find the specs for that particular motor including the HP, Amps, Volts, and other relative information you may need when ordering. All this information can be found on the label.
Finally, replacing the motor means you can find something that is a bit more energy efficient than your previous motor. There are energy efficient single speed motors that can award the homeowner with a sizeable savings of at least 33% as well as Dual Speed Motors that can allow for an even greater savings of over 50%.
The pool motor typically runs for several hours per day, so it is important that you keep up with its maintenance and find something that is energy efficient; this is especially helpful if you are in areas in which the electric consumption is a bit higher.
If you are unsure of what to do or if you need help with a pool motor problem, call us at Pool Knights today to discuss your equipment repair today. We have a full service and eight-point preventative maintenance plan that we will be happy to discuss with you.