All appliances and mechanical devices will eventually reach the end of their lifespan, and your pool equipment is no exception. There will come a time when every homeowner has to replace their inefficient pool equipment with a much better upgrade. However, some of these expenses can run anywhere from $150 to $800. You should definitely be aware of the signs that your equipment is nearing retirement before you make the decision to replace it unnecessarily.
Do you know the signs that your pool equipment is costing you too much money? Here are just a few of the most common signs that your equipment is ready for retirement.
Most appliances have an expected amount of time that you will be able to use them before they head toward retirement. Pool experts typically advise that your pool motor should be able to last approximately eight to twelve years. If your equipment is showing any of the other signs on this list and has passed this milestone birthday, it might be time for you to replace your inefficient equipment.
One of the most obvious signs that you need to replace your pool equipment is when it begins to encounter frequent repairs. Particularly if it has already passed its expected lifespan, you may want to consider replacing major parts like the pump or the motor if you find yourself frequently calling the repair company. At this point, it may be less expensive for you to purchase a brand-new version instead of continuously racking up repair bills on an older model.
Rust Around the Motor
You may not be able to get your pool pump to start if the motor is rusted over from a season of disuse. A thick layer of rust allows your pump to hum loudly without performing any of the work. Usually when this much rust accumulates, homeowners are best advised to replace their equipment with newer versions. It can be difficult and cause more damage to attempt to remove the rust from around the motor on your own.
If your equipment is too old, the manufacturer may have discontinued the model that you are currently using. This can spell major problems if you need a repair because the parts might be unavailable or incredibly difficult to locate. When you do find the parts you need, expect to pay far more money for them than they are really worth. It is generally time to replace an inefficient piece of equipment when you can no longer repair it.
Eventually, the time will come to replace inefficient pool equipment in your backyard oasis. You need to know the signs that a replacement is on the horizon before you make any decision. Then, you can give UV Pools a call. We’re the leading pools renovation company that can help your pool to work harder this year. Give us a call today to see how we can help you to replace your old model with a more efficient version!