POOL PUMP – Low Suction or No Suction

Customers often contact us worried their pump isn’t working properly or that they have suction issues. Typically pumps either work (at capacity) or stop working all together; occasionally as they get quite old they may not pump as much water as new.

There are a few things you can check. Firstly, are there any blockages at the skimmer box (e.g., skimmer basket full) or pump basket. Secondly, if your suction cleaner (e.g. Kreepy Krauly) has stopped working is it connected properly or does your filter need backwashing or cartridge need cleaning.

If you have checked all of these things and are still having problems, give our pool technicians a call as there may be a leak in the system letting in air or (worst case) you may have a blockage in your pump.

Call Jim’s Pool Care today ph. 13 15 46.