South Texas Pool Builder

This page is designed to educate and assist the residential pool owner. Twice a month, this page will be updated with helpful hints, along with money saving tips. You may also submit questions concerning pool safety, renovations, maintenance, construction, etc. on the "Contact Us" page. This is a free service to show our appreciation and commitment to the community we serve.

Tips from the Frog:

Bolting Down the Pump Motor

Most leaks at equipment pads are in front or on top of the main pump or booster pump. This is generally caused by a jerking of the motor at startup and shutdown, creating stress on the male adaptors attached to the pump. These leaks can be greatly reduced by bolting down the pump motors. Most companies do not bolt them down to the filter pad, as they don't feel it is necessary. This is a do-it-yourself project that is relatively inexpensive and can help prevent leaks. If you are not a do-it-yourselfer, your local pool company should be able to bolt your equipment down for no more than your average service call fee.

If you have any questions about this procedure, leap over to our contacts page and submit your question to the Frog and he will guide you through the process.

Last modified: 03/18/2011 10:36 AM