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Pool pump repairs and installations

When it comes to pool pump repairs and installations, our team of highly-skilled technicians is ready to provide the expertise you need. We're licensed, trained, and insured to handle both major and minor repairs for all types of residential and commercial pool pumps, no matter the make or model. Our experience covers a wide range of issues including pump leaks, motor failure, impeller damage, and more. We work directly with leading manufacturers such as Jandy, Hayward, Pentair, and Zodiac to ensure that we have access to the best parts and products available.

We believe in transparency and good, old-fashioned communication. From scheduling a service call to a completed repair, you won’t have to wonder what’s going on, how much the repair might cost, or when it will be finished.

As one of the most professional and highest-rated pool repair companies, we stand behind the quality of our work. If we make a mistake, we will be back to fix it immediately and at no additional cost to you.

We are ready to handle any pump repair or installation

We specialize in all aspects of pool pump repairs and installations, including:

  • New pump installations
  • Upgrading to a variable-speed pump
  • Motor failure
  • Leaking pump seals
  • Impeller damage
  • Electrical issues with wiring, switches, or capacitors
  • Worn bearings or shafts
  • Cracked or damaged pump housing
  • Corroded or worn-out O-rings or gaskets
  • Broken or worn-out impeller vanes
  • Cavitation (air in the pump causing damage to the impeller)

Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list, and there may be other issues that require attention depending on the specific make and model of your pool pump. It's always a good idea to consult with a professional technician to diagnose and repair any problems with your pool pump.

When it comes to pump repairs, timing is critical

It's important to repair a pool pump as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the pool and prevent potentially costly repairs in the future. A malfunctioning pool pump can lead to a variety of issues, such as cloudy or murky water, algae growth, and even structural damage. Especially in warmer climates, a lack of circulation can cause a pool to turn dark green within only a few days.

Stagnant water can also create a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and other organisms that can put the health of swimmers at risk. The longer the pump is left unrepaired, the more extensive the damage can become, and the more expensive the repairs can be. Additionally, a broken pump can lead to higher energy bills, as the pool system may be running inefficiently.

By addressing pool pump issues promptly, you can ensure that your pool remains safe, clean, and in good working condition, while also avoiding potential long-term repair costs.

We work with all major brands and suppliers

We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality pool equipment and products to our customers. We understand the importance of having a reliable pool pump that can withstand the test of time, which is why we supply all major brands of pool pumps, including Pentair, Hayward, and Jandy.

Whether you are looking for a new pump installation or need a replacement for an existing pump, we have the expertise and knowledge to help you select the right pump for your needs.

Our team of experienced technicians will not only help you select the right brand, but we will also assist with installation, repair, and maintenance, ensuring that your pool is always running smoothly and efficiently.

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Everything you need to know about swimming pool pumps

Pool pumps are essential for any pool owner, as they are responsible for keeping your water clean and clear. However, with so many different types of swimming pool pumps available on the market, it can be challenging to know which is right for your setup.

So how do you know which pool pump is best for your pool? Or which ones do you need to look for to fit within your space? That's where Priority Pool Service comes in! We've put together this comprehensive breakdown of everything you need to know about swimming pool pumps, because we believe you deserve to have all the information and knowledge you need to make an informed decision when selecting, installing, and maintaining a pump.

Whether you're a pool pro or just starting, now's the time to take advantage of our expert guidance on pool pumps. First, learn about their components and size requirements: what fits your needs best? Then, we'll help equip you with the knowledge needed for informed decisions so that experienced and novice owners can reap maximum rewards from their pool pumps!

A brief history of pool pumps

The history of pool pump technology is fascinating: beginning with home swimming pools in the United States in the early 20th century, manual labor was used to keep these pools clean. This changed in the 1920s, when electric pool pumps were invented, dramatically simplifying pool maintenance. These early models consisted of a motor and impeller that pulled water from the pool and pushed it through its filter. As time passed, improvements such as variable speed drives, energy efficiency options, and automation made pool pumps more advanced and capable of increasing users' needs. Today, pool pumps are essential to maintaining a healthy backyard oasis; when chosen correctly, they help to ensure crystal-clear water that's always ready for use.

Types of pool pumps: variable-speed vs. single-speed

A single-speed pool pump operates at a fixed speed, while a variable-speed pool pump allows users to adjust the speed based on their needs. While they both perform the same task of circulating water throughout your system, running a variable-speed pump will result in greater energy efficiency as users can control its output. Variable pumps also have setting default operating speeds for filtration and cleaning functions that can be altered as needed. Additionally, some variable-speed pumps even come with a built-in timer, allowing you to schedule when the pump should run at certain speeds leading to further energy savings.

Let's look a bit closer at the differences between these pool pump types.

Single-speed pool pumps

Single-speed pool pumps can be an excellent option for those wanting to minimize upfront costs, as they tend to come at a lower price point. However, there are some drawbacks to this type of pump. Operating at only one speed, it is often much louder than other, more advanced pool pumps. Also, it utilizes more energy which can result in significantly higher energy bills in the long run. Furthermore, because the flow rate is not adjustable and stays constant, single-speed pumps may struggle to move chemicals efficiently throughout the pool water and filter the water effectively. So while more expensive than other options, considering all the factors is essential when deciding which type of pump best meets your needs.

Single-speed pool pumps have been a mainstay in the pool industry for many years, offering reliable operation and low maintenance costs. Although their relatively limited functionality compared to other types of pumps, single-speed technology is still advocated as an ideal choice for small pools with essential equipment .This is because they offer adequate water flow for swimming and other activities, while their simplicity means fewer parts are required and they can be easier to repair or maintain. Ultimately, despite some drawbacks like lower energy efficiency and fewer options for customization, single-speed pumps remain a cost-effective alternative to more complex systems with plenty of useful applications.

Variable-speed pool pumps

Different from their single-speed predecessors, variable-speed pool pumps operate at a range of speeds. While that is the primary difference, there are several other notable differences, including that variable-speed pumps often have LCD screens, are programmable to run at different speeds throughout the day, and integrate seamlessly with pool automation systems. Variable-speed pool pumps have become more popular in recent years for several reasons. First, new legislation makes variable-speed pool pumps mandatory in new pool installations. Second, while they do cost more than single-speed pumps, they will save significant money in the long run due to their energy-efficiency attributes.

The ability to run your pool pump at different speeds can be useful for several reasons. For instance, you may want to have a different rate of flow through your pool vacuum than you would for a waterslide or fountains. Quite often these different features would have their own pumps, but some systems may use the same pump for all features, which is where a variable-speed pump could come in handy. Additionally, the advantage of variable-speed pumps is that they can run at low speeds for longer periods of time without making a significant amount of noise. The slow circulation of water actually helps to disperse chemicals more evenly throughout the pool and is better for your filtration system. Too much pressure through your filter can cause unnecessary wear-and-tear on your filter cartridges or grids. In summary, a variable-speed pump offers many advantages over a single-speed pump. If you can afford to go with the variable-speed, we would certainly recommend it. After all, the additional cost will pay for itself with the energy savings.

Primary applications of pool pumps

Pool pumps don't just keep your water circulating - they can tackle many other applications, too! From filtering excess debris to providing a little extra oomph into the system, it's essential to understand each pump's purpose. So let us take you through all the different ways pool pumps are used in modern systems.

Primary pool pump

A pool pump is an essential component of every swimming pool. It serves as the heartbeat of a pool and is necessary for keeping the water clean and crystal clear. This primary pump circulates water throughout the filtration, heating, and chlorinating systems to properly sanitize it. It's even responsible for the function of an auto vacuum to maintain a spotless environment. If not for this reliable pool pump, your backyard paradise would quickly become a swampy mess!

Jet pump

Installing a jet pump in a spa framework is highly beneficial, offering increased pressure and greater coverage when water jets are used. In addition, unlike a primary pool pump which pushes the water out into the pool and back in through valves, jet pumps draw their energy exclusively from the spa without additional energy expenditure. This results in a pump that runs more efficiently than if it were set to multiple levels of speeds yet doesn't require continuous high-level output. With an appropriately sized jet pump, spa owners reduce their utility costs and take advantage of optimal performance whenever they use the jets, making it an attractive option for many who want maximum efficiency with minimal effort.

Auxiliary pump

Auxiliary pumps are essential components to creating the perfect pool experience. Like a jet pump, an auxiliary pump pulls water from the pool and pushes it through water features such as slides, fountains, or waterfalls. As a bonus, these pumps usually can help manage multiple water features simultaneously; rather than requiring individual pumps for each feature, one auxiliary pump can be used for many extras. Ultimately, having an auxiliary pump is an efficient way of easily operating your pool's extra water features.

Factors to consider when choosing a pool pump

Whether you already have a pool or plan to install one, a pool pump is essential to keeping it in good shape. Choosing the right pump for your needs can help you manage maintenance costs and reduce strain on your system. The most important factors to consider include the size of the pool, the estimated flow rate, and whether it uses single-speed or variable-speed technology. Review the manufacturer's material and safety specs before purchase; doing so will help you avoid costly repairs further down the line. Finding a reliable dealer with experience in providing quality parts and expert advice is also essential in getting atop-of-the-line pump that suits your specific needs.

Let's look at some of the most critical factors in choosing the right pool pump for your pool!

Pool size and volume

Determining the correct size and volume of pool pump for your pool is a critical step in selecting the right one. After all, a pump that is too small may be ill-equipped to adequately circulate the water, resulting in poor sanitation and water quality. On the flip side, an oversized pump could be too costly and energy-consuming for your pool's needs. Therefore, it's essential to consider your particular pool's size and capacity carefully before deciding which pump to purchase. Once you've selected an appropriately sized pump for your swimming pool, you can enjoy its optimal performance, knowing it will keep your pool safe and healthy.

Water features and accessories

It's essential to think about all of the devices, such as fountains and waterfalls, that you are installing in your pool when selecting a pump. These features can need more strength from your pump to function properly, so it is important to pick the correct one with enough capacity. Additionally, some pumps are designed deliberately for particular water features, so be sure to check compatibility between your equipment and the detailed specifications of each pump before making a purchase.

Energy efficiency

When choosing a pool pump, energy efficiency should be considered carefully. Pumps with higher Energy Star ratings and variable speed options are the most efficient, so they will cost less when it comes to your energy bills and offer the potential for significant savings over time - especially if you use your pool regularly. The initial cost of an energetic, efficient pump may be higher than that of a traditional pump, but the long-term savings can make it an excellent investment as you can recoup some or all of that money back quickly.

Noise level

Unfortunately, pool pumps can be pretty loud, which could potentially disrupt other people in the household or your neighbors. To make sure that this doesn't happen, it's essential to consider the noise level when selecting a pump for your pool. Pay close attention to pumps with insulated housing or other features that promise to reduce the amount of noise generated - this is especially important if you have bedrooms or other areas nearby where peace and quiet may be a priority. In doing so, you can ensure your pool pump does its job without making too much noise!


When purchasing a pool pump, it's normal for cost to be on the forefront of your mind. While the size, power, and energy efficiency of the pump should be considered, your decision will most likely come down to cost. Our advice to our customers is to not just focus on the initial cost of the unit; but rather to think about the long-term costs associated with running the pump. A more energy-efficient model could provide you with abundant savings in terms of your monthly energy bills. Doing research ahead of time will make sure that whatever pump you purchase will fit within your budget and meet all of your needs efficiently.

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