Article provided by: Watertex Pools LLC
For the fastest pool pump repair in Fort Worth, TX, contact Water Tex Pools. Is your pool pump not priming? Most pool pump priming problems result from leaks that occur in the suction side of the pump. The problem can also be a clogged basket. Of course, there’s no way to determine what is wrong with your pool pump until we take a look. Feel free to call Water Tex Pools if your pool pump isn’t working properly. In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of pool pump priming issues. The good news is that most often, these fixes or repairs are very simple.
Is the Water Level in Your Pool Too Low?
If the water level in your pool has dropped below the point of the skimmer opening, your pool pump can wind up sucking in air through its circulation system via the skimmer. Over time, too much air in your system will cause your pool pump to lose prime. A simple solution to this problem is to add water to the pool to increase the water level.
Is There Water in Your Strainer Basket?
There is no way for your pump to prime if there isn’t enough water in your pool pump’s strainer basket. To fix this problem, the only thing that we have to do is to is add water to the strainer basket and the supply lines for a few minutes.
Do You Have a Clogged Skimmer or Strainer Basket?
The culprit that is causing your pool pump not to prime might be a clogged skimmer or strainer basket. Either one of these scenarios can cause your pump not to receive enough water flow that it needs to prime. To fix this problem, we simply need to remove the baskets and clean out any debris.
Do You Have a Strainer Cover Suction Leak?
Sometimes, a leak can develop around the strainer cover, and the pool pump will suck in air, which can lead to priming issues. One step that we can take is to replace the cover O-ring. We’ll simply need to remove the strainer cover, remove the O-ring, checking for cracks and worn spots, replacing if necessary.
Do You Suction Leaks in Your Glued Fittings?
Sometimes, the glue that holds your fittings together is not completely spread around the pipes. This results in the formation of small air channels around the fittings. Eventually, this will also lead to priming issues. To see if this your problem, we need to check for leaks in the glued fittings on the suction side of your pump.
Full-Blown Pump Repair/Replacement
Sometimes, the pool pump gets damaged and either needs to be repaired or replaced outright. If you need pool pump repair in Fort Worth, TX, or if you need a professional to tell you what is wrong with your pool pump, contact Water Tex Pools. We’ll send a highly trained and knowledgeable pool repair technician to your pool to examine the problem and get to the bottom of it.