Pumps are an important part of any water feature whether it be a fountain, pool or spa, as they keep the water fresh and make sure it is filtered. If your spa pumps start breaking down, it could have a domino effect on your whole spa and ruin it, costing you a fortune in repairs. That is why it is important to stay on the lookout for common warning signs that your spa pumps need to be fixed as soon as possible. Here are three warning signs that your spa pumps will give off that let you know when it is time to fix them up or replace them.
Loss of Features
People love spas because they provide an abundance of features, such as targeted jets, heating and massage functions. A good early warning sign that something is wrong with the internals of your spa is when some of these features refuse to work anymore. It might just be one or two, or it could be all of them. Whatever the case may be, if your spa starts shutting down features you should immediately be suspicious of the pumps themselves, and have them investigated.
When you notice a leak around your spa your first instinct may be to assume the actual spa has had its wall breached and is leaking water, but that is often not the case. The more likely culprits are the plumbing and pipework hidden underneath the spa, including the spa pumps themselves. These are the most vulnerable points when it comes to leaks because they are the most active and, therefore, get worn down the fastest. If you spot a leak call for a plumber or your pool contractor as soon as possible and try to turn off the spa in the meantime.
Generally, you will hear a problem with your internals on your spa before you will see it. If you hear any sort of loud chugging noise, grinding, creaks, or anything out of the ordinary then you should take them seriously. There can be a multitude of reasons why your spa pumps are making noises, and sometimes it can be completely innocent. However, if the issue persists and you can confidently say it wasn't there before, it might be a good idea to have someone come and provide an expert opinion. The best-case scenario would be preventing a future incident and saving a lot of money.