How to Change Your Pool Pump: A Step-by-Step Guide from Pool Supply Haus

Changing Your Pool Pump: Expert Tips and Instructions from Pool Supply Haus

A well-functioning pool pump is crucial for maintaining clean and clear pool water. If your pool pump is no longer working efficiently or has stopped working altogether, it may be time to replace it. In this article, Pool Supply Haus will guide you through the process of changing your pool pump. Let's get started!

Step 1: Purchase a New Pool Pump: Choose a new pool pump that matches your pool's requirements, such as size, flow rate, and horsepower. Pool Supply Haus offers a wide selection of pool pumps, and our experts can help you find the right one for your specific needs.

Step 2: Turn Off the Power: Before starting any work on your pool pump, ensure the power is turned off at the circuit breaker. This important safety measure prevents the risk of electrocution while working on the pump.

Step 3: Disconnect the Old Pool Pump: Disconnect the pool pump from the plumbing by loosening the unions or cutting the PVC pipes as needed. Be sure to keep track of any fittings or parts that can be reused for the new pump installation.

Step 4: Remove the Old Pool Pump: Carefully lift the old pool pump out of its location and set it aside. Pool Supply Haus recommends properly disposing of the old pump according to local regulations or recycling programs.

Step 5: Position the New Pool Pump: Place the new pool pump in the same location as the old pump, ensuring it's level and stable. Make any necessary adjustments to the pump's base or foundation, if needed.

Step 6: Connect the New Pool Pump: Reconnect the plumbing to the new pool pump using the appropriate fittings, including unions, PVC pipes, and any other necessary hardware. Pool Supply Haus suggests applying Teflon tape to threaded connections to prevent leaks.

Step 7: Reconnect the Electrical Wiring: Carefully reconnect the electrical wiring to the new pool pump, following the manufacturer's instructions and ensuring proper grounding. If you are not confident in your ability to handle electrical work, Pool Supply Haus recommends hiring a professional electrician for this step.

Step 8: Prime and Start the New Pool Pump: Fill the pump's strainer basket with water to prime the pump. Then, turn the power back on at the circuit breaker and start the new pool pump. Check for leaks and proper operation, making any necessary adjustments to ensure efficient performance.

By following this step-by-step guide from Pool Supply Haus, you can successfully change your pool pump and keep your pool running smoothly. Always prioritize safety when working with electrical components and consult with our experts for any additional guidance on choosing and installing a new pool pump.

Back to blog