Troubleshooting a Pool Booster Pump

A pool booster pump aids the pool cleaning process. Sometimes your booster pump may face some technical difficulties such as leaks, improper seals, and overheated sucking. All of these problems can be handled by replacing a few parts that are easily available from your local stores. To save money, you should opt to replace worn and damaged parts immediately. Here are a few problems that might occur and their solutions.

Tip 1:  Repair of a Seal

To repair a booster pump seal you will have to extract the impeller. To do this, remove the face side of the pump. Extract the impeller by retrieving the motor shaft’s backside and utilizing your other hand to spin the impeller in a counter clockwise motion until it detaches itself from the motor shaft. Take out the seal housing, seal base, and seal seat which may be located in an outer tube. Replace the respective parts. Add some silicon to the seal seat’s outside rubber case. Reinstall the seal base and assemble it back above the impeller. In a clockwise motion, twist the impeller tightly until it fits the pump shaft. Put together the remaining pump parts as you have now repaired your seal.

Tip 2: Reparation of Suction Leaks

Suction leaks can occur in a number of spots. Some of these spots include the drain plug and the suction fitting. To prevent any leaks from these areas, use tape to seal each thread of the drain plug and the suction fitting.

Tip 3:  Turning the Pump On

The booster pump is usually connected to your pool pump in order to regulate the water flow. Switch on your pool pump and let it operate for a while. Use either of your switches, automatic or manual, whichever you have to switch on your booster pump.

Tip 4: Setting the Timer

Set your timer according to filter system ranging from a period of 30 minutes past it starting and up to 50 minutes after it is turned off. Find the box that holds the timer. In this box, you will find a dial and two pins. A miniscule nut will be located near these pins, one pointing to the word “on” and “off”. Rotate the keys to your desired time. Turn the switch of the timer on. If the timer is set for the current time and your filter system is working, then your booster pump will also begin to operate.

 Tip 5: Motor Making Excessive Noise

Basically the front and back bearings of a pump motor are not easily repairable. The best option is to replace them. Harm is caused to bearings in the form of overheating and dryness. To test to determine if it is the bearings, take the motor out and switch it on while it is not pumping. If it still makes excessive noise in this condition, then you can blame the condition on the bearings. In the case of a humming noise, check the water flow of the pump and ensure that there are no blockages in the tubes or in any other spot.