Pool Motors

Written by Seth Cotterell
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Having your own backyard swimming pool is of course highly rewarding, but it does require some work on your part. Proper maintenance of the pool and equipment is needed in order to continue enjoying your pool from year to year. While pool equipment is normally both high quality and durable, occasionally components will break down and need to be replaced.

Replacing Your Pool's Motor

One of the more common maintenance issues for pool owners is replacing swimming pool motors. Pool motors are hard working pieces of equipment and with constant use and constant wear and tear, they sometimes need to be replaced. The good news is that replacement is actually quite easy and practically anyone can do it on their own. Directions are simple and cost is low.

The most important thing to do when replacing a pool motor is the get the right one. It sounds easy, but with so many different brands of pool pumps and with so many different designs, finding the right replacement motor can be tricky. Most standard pool pumps range anywhere from half up to two horse power. You'll need to use the one your pump specifies. Do not try to "supe up" your pool pump. Please follow manufacturer instructions exactly to avoid damage or possible injury.

To find the right replacement motor, you have several options at your disposal. You can choose to visit your local pool supply store, or you can search discount pool equipment vendors online. Internet sellers generally have wider inventories, which is good if you have an older model pump, and often have lower prices.

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