Video: Poolside Chat Episode #16 – Pump Motor Making Clicking Sound

This is Poolside Chat where every week we answer your questions on how to fix and maintain your swimming pool. Poolside Chat is presented by, helping pool owners find the right parts since 2001. In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question:
  • Why is my pool pump motor making a clicking sound?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

Poolside Chat Episode #16 Video

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How to read a pool pump motor label

How to Read Pump Motor Labels

To a layperson (and some pool techs) reading a motor label is a sketchy task. As we scour the fading label that contains a jumble of numbers and abbreviations, our brows will furrow in confusion. If this is you, it is ok because you are in the majority rather than the minority. Most with general knowledge can understand horsepower (HP), amps and volts but the rest will look completely foreign.

I would estimate that about half the ratings on the motor are useless (kind of) to the average homeowner. Ratings like Code, Ambient Temp (AMB), Insulation and a few others are chaffe that can distract you from the points on the label that are a necessity in finding a motor replacement. And that brings us to our blog today; we are here to educate you and anyone else who will listen (or read) about the pertinent info on your motor label. With this pertinent info we can know what motor you own and how to find a replacement, if ever that need arises. (more…)

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