Pool pump repairs

Pool pumps are an integral part of your pool system. If they are not working properly, there can be serious consequences. This article will help you understand the different signs that indicate that you need pool pump repairs Melbourne or replacement as well as what to do if your pump is not starting up or cycling on/off properly.

Does your pool pump need repair or replacement?

The best way to determine whether you need pool pump repairs Melbourne or replacement is by following these steps:

  • Is the pump turning on? If not, it’s time for a new one.
  • Is the pump overheating? If so, it’s likely that a part inside the motor of your pool pump has been damaged. The problem may be as simple as replacing a fuse or making some adjustments to its wiring.
  • However, if you find yourself in this situation more than once within six months of buying a new one, then perhaps your model isn’t right for your application (i.e., you don’t have enough power coming into your home).
  • Does it run at full capacity? If it no longer fills up properly after being run at full speed all day long every single day without fail then there’s definitely something wrong with either how much water gets pumped around each minute (elevation changes might also cause this issue) or how quickly/often enough water returns back through pipes after running through them first.

Pool pump repairs

If your pool pump is not cycling on

If your pool pump isn’t cycling, there are a few things to check before diving into a new pool pump.

  • Check the circuit breaker for the pump motor and pull it out. Reset the breaker, wait about 30 seconds, and then put it back in.
  • Look at the pump switch (if you have one). Make sure that it’s in the on position and that all switches are set properly for your particular model of the pump (for example, some have separate “on” and “off” switches).
  • Check if there is an additional switch or relay between your main power source and the pool pump itself—this could be either an upstream or downstream switch/relay located within a junction box on one end of a long power line running from your home’s electrical panel to your pool equipment room where all outside wiring connects together inside this small box.
  • Some models also include an inline pressure switch that activates when water flows through it; check that this unit has been prepped correctly with sufficient hose connections leading up from its base plate into each valve manifold installed throughout your system’s plumbing piping network.

Your pump overheating

If your pump is overheating, there could be a number of reasons for pool pump repairs Melbourne. The first thing you should do is check the return fitting on the valve and make sure it’s not clogged with debris or scale buildup. If everything looks good, check for any leaks in the system—the most common cause of overheating is a leaky hose or poor connections.

Pool pumps can have problems with the impeller, which can be caused by damaged pump housing, debris in the impeller chamber or worn bearings in some cases.

The pool pump impeller is the part of the pump that moves water. It has a number of moving parts, including blades that spin in a circle. If the impeller gets damaged, it can cause problems such as:

  • Water not being pumped through the filter system or return lines
  • Pool not filling with water
  • The pool pump running but no water coming out of return lines


If your pool pump is not cycling on and off, or if it’s overheating or running continuously without stopping, you may need to replace it.

You should also replace your pool pump if there’s a crack in the body of the unit, as this can cause damage to internal parts like bearings or seals over time.

If you are experiencing any of these problems with your pool pump, contact pool pump repairs Melbourne experts today so they can help with finding the right pump for you at an affordable price!