Pool pumps

The pump & filter system is the heart of your pool and it does most of the cleaning and clarifying, so make sure it’s functioning well and sized properly.

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Getting started with pool pumps

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The term “pool pump” is used to describe the entire pump unit, which consists of the electric motor, an “impeller” and “diffuser” (which actually move the pool water), and the strainer basket and housing that this basket fits down into. A swimming pool pump uses centrifugal force to push pool water and relies mostly on atmospheric pressure to move water from the swimming pool down the plumbing to the pool pump.


A pool pump is an indispensable piece of equipment responsible for keeping your swimming pool water warm, clean and hygienic for use. The pump ensures that the water gets into the filter (which removes all the toxins). After going through the filtering process, clean water flows back into the pool, offering health safety to all pool users. A malfunctioning or incorrectly installed pump might cause unsafe water to flow into the pool, which causes health complications and boosts the growth of bacteria and algae on the floor of the pool. Therefore, to ensure that none of that happens, you’d want experts from Dolphin Pool Services, LLC to do all your installation and repair works. We deal with all sorts of pump issues, no matter how small it might look, we’ll leave nothing to chance to be sure that you and all the pool users are safe.
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Replacement or repair?

If your pool pump shows any tear or wears signs, don’t ignore it, as this might worsen. Besides, other parts of the pool system such as piping system, electrical wiring, or heater should be regularly checked to determine if they are working right.
Essentially, it can be challenging to choose whether to install a new pump or repair the existing one. Fine, we got you covered as in this article you’ll know when you need either. Technically, you wouldn’t want to spend hours and money on a pump that needs replacement or buy a new one when in reality, the existing one just required a few tweaks from a professional to be up and running again.

When Should I Repair?

  • If the bearings are the only underlying problem. An expert can easily replace them and restore the pool pump’s life. They cost just a few bucks as compared to the cost of a new pump.
  • If the costs of the repairs make sense. If the repairs are going to be recurring after a short time, you might end up paying a lot for them in the long-term. A new installation can be cost-effective in such a case.

When to request new pool pump installation?

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  • Due to the increase of pool users hence, the need to upgrade to an up-to-date design and more efficient pool pump.
  • When the frequency of maintenance drastically increases. This means that continuing to repair doesn’t make sense anymore in terms of costs.
  • The pump’s motor has surpassed its expected life and causes habitual serious predicaments. Also, if the motor is burnt, repairing it can be pricey.
  • Basically, when the overall problem with the pump is not economically viable to repair since it costs more than the price of a new one.
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