how to replace a pool pump motor bearings

Video: Poolside Chat Episode #18: Should I Replace My Motor Bearings?

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 INYOPools.com, 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:
  • Can I/Should I, replace my pump motor bearings? or should I just replace the whole pool pump motor?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

Poolside Chat Episode #18 Video

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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 INYOPools.com, 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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7 Biggest Mistakes When Replacing a Pool Motor

I talk to thousands of customers each year about replacing their pool pump motors and the vast majority of our customers install the motors themselves without a hitch. However, occasionally we do encounter mistakes which are made when replacing your motor. So I decided to poll my fellow co-workers, manufacturers and vendors to come up with a list of the seven most common mistakes when replacing a pool motor. The results are in… Drum roll please… (more…)

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Replace Pool Motor or Bearings?

Replace the Motor or the Bearings?

That is a loaded question if I have ever heard one (or read, in this case).  When a motor goes down, the pool’s owner has a hill of decisions to make in a short period. Depending on time of year, he/she may only have a day or two before the pool water begins to turn.

The main question an owner of a newly failed motor asks people like me is, whether they should replace the motor or have it rebuilt.  Both routes have their pros and cons and I’ll walk you through my thoughts and at the end I’ll give you my general verdict on the matter. (more…)

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