When it comes to a failed pool pump motor, the pool owner is faced with that eternal question, repair or replace?

The first thing to check is if it’ll still under warranty- For a pump that still has the original motor, you would contact the manufacturer of the entire pump, if you have already replaced the motor before no matter for what issue, you would contact the manufacturer of the motor. As most motor pumps and warranties are only 1 year, you might be out of luck but it’s worth double-checking the date of purchase.

Assuming you’re out of warranty, you have a decision to make. A replacement pool motor is generally cost you in the neighborhood of $150-$250 depending on the horsepower. Add another few dollars for the absolutely necessary, non-negotiable new shaft seal. Can you repair it instead of less? Is it worth it?

Here’s the deal with repairing pool motors- You have to figure out the problem first before going for pool pump repair Phoenix. Is it the capacitor, the bearings and electrical short? If you’re mechanical and handy and know ways how to address issues, then it could be fairly easy for you to diagnose the issue and even repair it yourself.

If you’re none of the above, you will need to have a tech come look at it or take it to a motor shop near you. You also need to find a repair expert that you trust so you can be confident if he will resolve the pool pump issue. From what we hear from pool owners across the USA, that’s rare to find.

Another thing to weigh out is the age of the motor- Confirm its total years and thinks it is worth investing money for its repair? A pump running 365 days a year in warmer climes is going to be older than the same pump with the same installation date in a winter season where swimming pools are closed mostly around the country. So if it’s over 2-3 years old in the hot summers or 5-6 years old up north, most likely you need have to pay for pool pump repair Phoenix. Many branded pool pump motors last less than 5 years, the last thing you want to do is put $100 worth of repairs into a motor that was destined to die in 6 months anyway. Additionally, none of your pool pump replacement parts will carry a warranty from the manufacturer whereas a completely new motor will.

I believe you will get more value and a long life out of replacing the complete pool motor.

Author's Bio: 

Nancy Smith is an American author.