Your pool pump is subject to months of sun exposure as well as hot and cold temperatures, yet it must consistently act as the heart of your pool's filtration system. When it breaks down and needs attention, you'll likely be faced with two choices: repair it or replace it with a new one. Gutierrez Pool Plastering in Plainfield, NJ, is well-known for pool equipment repair and their plastering services, and offers some guidance as to when to repair rather than replace your pool pump.
How to Distinguish What Type of Pool Maintenance Your Pump Requires
When to Repair Your Pump
If your pump is relatively new and the repairs needed are inexpensive, you should repair it. However, if it needs a major overhaul or a new motor, the issue becomes more complicated. You can expect most pumps to last 10 to 12 years with regular summer use. If the pump has half its expected life left, you can safely invest up to about 50 percent of the price of a new pump in repair costs and feel confident you've bought yourself several more years of reliable use. If it has one-quarter of its expected life left, don't invest more than one-quarter of the cost of a new pump to repair it.
When to Replace Your Pump
If the pump is at or near the end of its expected lifespan, it makes more sense to replace it than to keep it limping along for another season. If you've had trouble with it in the past and have already invested a considerable sum, you might be tempted to continue repairs, but don't "throw good money after bad." Get rid of it if it’s not working properly. Also, if the manufacturer has discontinued the model, you may find parts are obsolete and difficult to find. In such a case, it often makes sense to buy a new model that receives full manufacturer support.
Although pump repair is often the more affordable option, sometimes it makes more sense, in the long run, to invest in a new unit. If you're having trouble with your pool pump, contact Gutierrez Pool Plastering, servicing Short Hills, NJ, and the surrounding areas. In addition to pool equipment repair, they also offer plastering services and deck installation and maintenance. Visit their website to send an online message, or call (908) 756-7585 to schedule service.