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Pump Isn't Working? Here's Why!

Are you facing the frustrating dilemma of a non-functioning pump? Whether it's your pool pump, water pump, or any other type, when a pump stops working, it can throw a wrench into your plans and leave you scratching your head. But fear not! In this guide, we'll dive into the common reasons why pumps malfunction and give you connections too great service. Call Aquatic Creations for any questions or concerns at 740-501-2644.



Check power supply: Ensure that the pump is receiving power by checking the circuit breaker or fuse box. If the breaker is tripped or the fuse is blown, reset or replace it accordingly.



Inspect the pump lid: If the pump is not priming or circulating water, check the pump lid for a proper seal. A loose or damaged pump lid can allow air to enter the system, causing the pump to lose prime.


Prime the pump: If the pump loses prime or has difficulty priming, fill the pump basket with water manually to prime it.



Check for clogs: Inspect the pump basket and impeller for any debris or obstructions that may be hindering water flow. Clear any clogs to ensure proper pump operation.


Inspect the pump motor: Listen for unusual noises coming from the pump motor, which could indicate worn bearings or other mechanical issues. If the motor is overheating or making grinding noises, turn off the pump and contact 740-501-2644 for repair or replacement.


Check for leaks: Inspect the pump, filter, valves, and plumbing connections for any signs of leaks. Leaks can cause loss of water and reduce pump efficiency.


Inspect the pump impeller: Remove the pump lid and inspect the impeller for damage or debris. A clogged or damaged impeller can reduce water flow and pump performance.


Check for air leaks: Air leaks on the suction side of the pump can cause priming problems and reduce pump efficiency. Inspect the pump lid o-ring, plumbing connections, and valves for signs of air leaks. Contact us at 740-501-2644 if you see these issues.



Inspect the pump seals: If the pump is leaking water from the shaft seal, it may need to be replaced. A worn or damaged shaft seal can allow water to leak into the motor, causing damage and requiring costly repairs.


Monitor pump pressure: Check the pressure gauge on the filter to ensure that the pump is generating adequate pressure. Low pressure may indicate a clogged filter, while high pressure may indicate a restriction in the system or a pump problem.


By following these troubleshooting tips, you can identify and resolve common issues with pool pumps to keep your pool running smoothly and efficiently. If you're unsure or encounter a more serious problem, don't hesitate to consult 740-501-2644 for assistance, and over the top service!

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