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Frequently Asked Questions

 Frequently Asked Questions about your Swimming Pool is our collection of helpful FAQ’s. Keep sending us your questions so our FAQ’S page keeps growing. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in either our POOLICE ACADEMY Articles or in the FAQ’s below, please contact us 061 506 8721 or email us.

HOW LONG SHOULD A POOL PUMP RUN EACH DAY?

Most pool filtration systems are sized to circulate and filter the water twice in 8 hours. We recommend that you run your pool pump 6-8 hours in the winter and 10-12 hours in the summer.

SHOULD I RUN MY POOL PUMP DURING THE DAY OR NIGHT?

Because the sun draws chemicals from the pool it is best to run your pool pump during the hottest time of the day.

MY PUMP IS NOISY

This may be normal since they produce water flow. The motor has a cooling fan internally which can be heard to a certain degree. The bearings may be noisy due to normal wear or from dry running the pump. Also, cavitations due to improper suction line sizing, leaks in the piping, a blockage in the suction line, or a low level of pool water will cause higher than normal sound

CAN MY PUMP AND FILTER BE MOVED TO A DIFFERENT LOCATION?

Absolutely, A good recommendation is putting the pump and filter in a location where it won’t be seen or heard but is easily accessible. This is often on the side of the house or behind a shed.

CAN I CHANGE THE DEPTH IN MY POOL?

Yes, the depth of your pool can be changed. There are pool owners who want to raise their deep end to match the shallow end and there are owners that want the shallow end made deeper. Either one is possible but must be done in conjunction with a new liner or pool finish.

CAN I CHANGE THE SHAPE OF MY POOL?

Yes, We can change the shape of an existing pool completely

MY PUMP IS HUMMING, WHY?

There are a few reasons why the pump motor won’t turn causing a humming sound.

  • The starting capacitor has failed
  • The start switch has failed
  • A damaged pump seal has allowed water into the motor which has caused the bearings to fail
  • Debris has got caught between the impellor and the diffuser and the impellor is stuck

THE WATER LEVEL IN MY POOL IS DROPPING, WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF THIS?

Somewhere between the weir and pump there is a hole where the water is leaking, and it needs to be repaired.

WHAT CAUSES BUBBLES IN A POOL?

Often, air leaks will develop in swimming pool filter pumps or in your return pipes to the aimflow, resulting in air bubble-laden water being sent to the pool.

For more helpfull information and tips please check out Our POOLICE ACADEMY Blog.

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