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How to Know If Your Swimming Pool Motor is Bad

Swimming pools have crucial parts that keep them functional. At the heart of your swimming pool is its pump. It keeps water flowing to get to the filter, chlorinator, heater, or other components for pool water treatment. Stagnant pool water is a disaster in waiting. Therefore, a faulty pool pump motor could be disastrous to your swimming pool. Catch problems early by looking out for these signs of a bad swimming pool motor.

Motor Keeps Shutting Off

A motor that frequently shuts off unexpectedly could be a sign of overheating or clogging. A well-functioning motor should run smoothly throughout. Consider calling a professional as soon as you notice this sign.

Blowing Bubbles

The regular appearance of bubbles in your swimming pool is a sign that its pump motor is bad. Additionally, spitting water or some sucking action in the swimming pool can also indicate a faulty motor. They are signs that the pump motor has an air leak. It’s wise to hire a professional to inspect the motor immediately to prevent health hazards.


Your motor’s age is a telltale sign of impending danger. If your motor is more than a decade old, it could be time to consider a replacement. Motors are not designed to last forever. It might wear and tear over the years, necessitating the need to replace it. Additionally, older motors were not designed with energy efficiency in mind, so they consume more energy than the latest models. It’s paramount to replace an old motor early enough before it breaks down to save money in the long run.

Loss of Suction

Motors are designed to run the pool pump to draw in water and get through the filters before returning to the pool. The suction motor is probably bad if the pool pump is unable to move water efficiently. You may need to replace the motor, primarily if it produces screeching or grinding sounds.

These are some common signs that you are due for a pool motor replacement. Trust our team of experts in Glendale, AZ, to install a new swimming pool pump motor. We also specialize in pulleys, pumps, fan blades, and belts. Still unsure if you need a pool motor replacement? Give Run Em Again Electrical Motors a call today.

John Hayden Owner of Run Em Again Electric MotorsPublished By:

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