Knowing how to test a pool pump capacitor can save you time and money when the pump motor fails. Every day that a pump is down, the likelihood of a lengthy and expensive cleanup increases. Troubleshooting a pump motor should begin with testing the capacitor(s). (more…)
At the moment I’m writing this, Spring is blooming around me. Depending on where you live in US that means lawnmowers are roaring, grasshoppers are chirping, and old pool motors are screeching. That’s right, that old pool motor you were hoping to limp through the season, has lost its last leg and now you have to find a replacement. But you see a scramble of ratings and decimals on the motorWell, let Rob and I show you the best way to find a pool pump motor replacement.
In a earlier blog, we compiled a feed of previous blogs that all dealt with pool pumps. Our idea was to create a one stop shop for pool pump questions. This would eliminate the need for customers to browse through our blogs, how to guides, and poolside chat videos for general answers to one specific topic. As a result, we have decided to do the same with pool pump motors.
The motor is the only electrical component on your pump and therefore is the part that is replaced (and neglected) the most. For this reason, we receive many questions and concerns about pump motors, how they operate, and how to diagnose the issue. In this blog you will find answers to questions ranging from the most popular to the most obscure. In fact, we recommend you save this blog as a favorite because we can guarantee you will have to replace your motor at some point. Let’s explore. (more…)