Screeching noises coming from pool equipment can be frustrating for pool owners and surrounding neighbors. If your pool pump sounds like it’s running with rocks inside the pump basket, it might be lacking water. This can be caused by a couple of different things. First, check your suction lines. If too many of them are blocked, the pump will struggle to get water, create unpleasant sounds, and cause other pool pump problems.
Next, check your skimmers. If they are clogged, remove any debris and re-assemble. If all else fails, your pump could be too powerful for your pool. If this is the case, you’ll want to downgrade to a pump with less power to avoid future issues. Lastly, a screeching noise can be caused by worn bearings. While this part is replaceable, many owners decide to scrap the motor all together and buy a new one.
Most commonly, a leak underneath a pool pump is caused by a pressure-side leak. This is easily combated by inspecting the impeller housing o-ring, shaft seal and replacing any worn o-rings or seals. Before taking apart your pool pump, it is recommended that you buy a go-kit. It is relatively inexpensive and will have all the necessary parts to replace your worn o-rings and seals.
Pool Pump is Having Issues Starting
If your pool pump will not start and you hear a humming noise, check the impeller for any debris. If debris starts to build, it can eventually block the impeller and render the pool pump useless. To check the impeller, turn your pump off and remove the screws in the middle of the pump body. Once the screws have been removed, pull the assembly out and remove the gasket from the impeller, clear out any existing debris and re-assemble.
Pool Pump Suffering From Air Leakage
To operate properly, pool pumps must be sealed air tight. If there is a leak, the pool pump will suck in air and problems will therefore occur. The first thing you’ll want to check is the pump lid. If not on properly, the pump will suck in air and the pump will not be able to prime properly. If that does not solve the problem you’ll want to check for cracks, leaks, loose or old fittings and replace or repair if needed. If you still can’t find a leak, it is recommended that you contact your pool service in Gilbert to remedy the issue.