Broken Pool Pump Replace Or Repair?

A functioning pool pump is essential as it circulates your water, guaranteeing that everything is thoroughly filtered and all the pool chemicals have been mixed properly.

So, when a pump breaks, what should you do?

Here at Hi-Tech Pool & Spas, we have the answer to this question to avoid unnecessary pool repair costs by determining whether your pool pump needs to be repaired or replaced, this guide is perfect for you.  

How do I determine the condition of my pool pump?

Age Of the Pool Pump

Once your pool pump is five or six years old, it would be sensible to replace the pump as there will probably be a lot of signs of wear and tear on the inside of the pump. If, on the other hand, you’re having issues with your pool pump before the passing of five or six years, it would be a good idea to repair it as it will be covered by your warranty.

Availability Of Parts

If you have an older model of the pool pump, the manufacturer may no longer stock it. If this happens, finding parts for your pool pump will be quite tough, which will raise the cost of repair work. As such, it may be more economical to replace it. 

Pool Pump Housing Damage

If you find that your current pool pump housing has a crack or some damage, it may be time to buy a new pump. What’s our reason for suggesting this? Since modern pump housings are created with a composite material that is virtually impenetrable to the elements, you would have had to really challenge your pool pump for the housing to crack or show some damage. Sadly, a crack would mean that the internal components of your pool pump are no longer protected, leading to erosion and, eventually, failure of your pump.

Speak to your manufacturer about possibly getting a replacement pump if you’re still under warranty. If not, we think it’s time for you to get a new one.

The Pool Pump Motor has Died.

You can replace your pool pump motor, but that tends to equate to about 60% to 70% of the cost of a new pump, in addition to the cost of installation. So, it’s not really worthwhile to replace a burnt-out pump motor as it may have also decreased the working capacity of other components of your pool pump. With all the repairs you’ll find yourself doing, it will add up to and maybe even exceed the cost of buying a new pool pump altogether. 

Can I Repair the Pool Pump Myself?

If your pump needs some minor pump repairs such as changing your mechanical seals, and you’re feeling somewhat confident in your DIY skills, go for it and repair your pool pump yourself.

To discuss pool pump replacements or repairs at length, feel free to contact our professional and friendly team at Hi-Tech Pools & Spas on 08 8932 1651 or, alternatively, send an email

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