does my pool pump need an impeller screw?

Poolside Chat Episode #22: Do I Need My Impeller Lock Screw?

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:
  • Does my pool pump actually need the impeller lock screw?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

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Replacing Pool Pump Parts Without a Model Number

Replacing Parts For A Pump You Don’t Have A Model Number For

Whenever customers are looking to replace parts for their pump, I always compare pumps to cars. Let’s say you need to replace the tires on your car. In order to get the correct tires, your mechanic needs to know the correct make, model, and the year the car was made. This information helps the mechanic identify the correct parts for your car. If you are like me and have provided wrong car information before, you know that one year can make a big difference in the manufacturing world. Needless to say, I ordered the wrong part. (more…)

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Loud Pool Pump

Why Is My Pool Pump So Loud?

Trust us when we say, everyone (and their neighbors) hates a loud swimming pool pump. Depending on where you place your pump, the screeching of the bearings can actually become unbearable and possibly cause a rift between you and your neighbors (we’ve seen it before). If your pump is running loud, the first thing you want to do is simply listen to it to determine if the noise is coming from the wet end of the pump or the motor.

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