Pool Pump & Filter Pump Repair
The purpose of the pool filter pump is to pull the water from the pool, send it thru the filter and eventually back into the pool. If there are issues with the pump, it may not be able to pull the water correctly or efficiently and you'll need a pool repair. Possible issues with the pool filter pump:
- Bad Pool Pump Motor
- Bad Start Capacitor
- Wiring Issue
- Cracked or Warped Lid
- Damaged Lid O-Ring
- Cracked Pool Pump Body
- Damaged Impeller
- Damaged Diffuser
- Clogged Basket
- Clogged Impeller
- Leaking Shaft Seal or Seal Plate Gasket
Our trucks are usually stocked with the most common parts for the major pump brands, and with your approval, we can make the necessary repairs. Depending on the age and condition of the pump, we may recommend replacement with a newer more efficient model that comes with a multi-year parts and labor warranty.
Pool Filter Repair or Replacement
Fortunately, the vast majority of the internal parts of DE pool filters and Cartridge pool filters are still made and available. That being said, a number of the outer bodies are not made anymore, especially older stainless steel bodies. We believe that if we can replace bulkhead fittings, grids or cartridge to extend the life of the filter, then we should. Possible times when the filter needs to be replaced:
- The body is cracked (mixing new body parts with old body parts is not recommended).
- The filter is not made anymore.
- The existing filter is too small for the mature nature around the pool.
Please let us know how we can help repair your pool filter.
Pool Cleaner Repair
As described in the pool cleaner maintenance section, most cleaners can easily be repaired. Some pool cleaners repairs are as simple as replacing a debris bag. Others may require a complete rebuild of the pool cleaner drive train assembly. We have come across some pool cleaners that would cost more to repair than to replace. If this is the case, we would be happy to provide an estimate for replacement.
Pool Automation Systems Repair
Technology drastically changed pool controls within a few decades. There are now options to program and control a pool’s features from a smart phone app. When broken down, there are only a few issues to repair on an automation system:
- Bad Control Board
- Bad Temperature Sensor
- Wiring Issue
- Bad Relay
- Bad Communication Wire
- Connection Issue for Wireless
- Loss of Power to Controls
- Damaged Spa Side Remote
We usually need to make a site visit to confirm the issue so that we may provide an accurate estimate.
Pool Mechanical Timers, Controls Repair
There are a number of pools that are set up with a very simple timer control. When these fail, it is usually repaired with a simple replacement of the timer mechanism.
Pool Light Repair or Replacement
There are several reasons that a pool light, or spa light, might not be working.
- GFCI Plug/Breaker Tripped or Bad
- Bad Breaker
- Bad Wiring
- Bad Switch
- Bad Relay
- Bad Bulb
- Bad Gasket
- Water in Fixture
The easiest thing to check is the GFCI plug and breaker. It is SO important to be sure that the GFCI feature on the plug associated with the pool light is working as designed. It is designed to cut the power when it senses a fault or electrical failure. We have also found that at times, depending on placement of the plug, they can trip from outside influences. Check those first.
When we find out that a bulb is bad, we will always replace the gasket during the bulb replacement.
Switches and relays are for the most part, a relatively common repair. There have been times that these types of repairs can be caused by a separate issue that must be dealt with for safe pool light operation.
Water and the inside of light fixtures are a bad combination. This will usually lead to complete replacement of the fixture and wiring. Generally speaking, the older the fixture, the larger chance of a leak from the gasket. Water can also enter the fixture from the sealed area where the wire enters the back or side. We feel that once water has been inside the fixture, it should be replaced for safety reasons.
There are now white LED pool lights and color changing LED pool lights.
Pool Heater / Spa Heater Repair
A pool heater or spa heater can be set to heat the entire pool or just the spa, depending on each pool's setup. It can be used to begin the swimming pool season a few weeks early or extend the season for a few extra weeks or heat the pool up for a winter holiday party. (Heating for a winter holiday party will take some extra time and natural gas.)
Pool heater or spa heater issues, can at times be very simple repairs. When there is poor water flow from a pool pump issue, leaking suction valve or a dirty pool filter, the pool heater’s safety features could prevent the heater from trying to ignite. There are several other safeties that the pool heater will check before allowing ignition. A few simple pool heater issues:
- Failed Automation Water Temperature Sensor
- Failed Heater Water Temperature Sensor
- Dirty Filter
- Failed Water Pressure Switch
- Poor Water Flow from Bad Suction Valve
- Poor Water Flow from Pool Filter Pump Issue
- Loose or Bad Pool Filter Pump lid
- Bad Automation Communication Wire
- There are times when the repairs are not so simple:
- Rust in the Fire Box
- Damaged or Leaking Heat-Exchanger
- Damaged or Leaking Headers
- Bad Gas Valve
- Incorrect Gas Pressure
- Bad control boards
Depending on the issue, age, and general condition of the pool or spa heater, there are times when it is better to replace, than to repair.
Suction & Pressure Valves Repair or Replacement
It is important for the valves associated with the water flow to be working correctly. Types of valves:
- Suction- Controls the Water From Pool/ spa
- Pressure- Controls Water Back to Pool/ spa
- Check- Keeps Water Where it is Supposed to Be
- Backwash- DE Filters
- Air Relief- Filter Gauge Assembly
If the suction valves in-front of or before the pump are leaking or damaged, they may not let the pump run correctly because they could be allowing air into the system when on, and after the system is off. We have seen pumps fail from not being able to move water correctly and were able to track the issue back to bad o-rings on some of the suction valves.
An issue with a return valve will most likely show up as a leak when the system is running. At times the water leak may be small but when the system shuts off, it could allow air to enter the system resulting in the pool filter pump losing its prime and not running correctly.
These valves are EXTREMELY important when the system shuts off after normal operation. They are designed to keep the water where it is supposed to be. This factor is very important when the pool equipment is higher than the pool. On systems where the spa is higher than the pool, they will also help keep the water level in the spa full.
Usually associated with DE pool filters and sand pool filters. If they are not working correctly, they could allow debris back into the pool or could be leaking water when running.
These valves are normally on the top of the filter and are used to bleed off air that has gotten into the system. When the system is running and the air relief valve is opened, the air is released until water starts coming out of the release port. At this time, the valve is closed and you can get an accurate filter pressure reading.
If the air relief valve is bad, it acts like a bad pressure side valve.