Pool Pump Repair - Mechanical Seal Replacement

Pool Pump Repair Mechanical Seal Replacement:-  What is a Mechanical Seal:- A mechanical seal is a crucial device used to prevent leakage between two rotating or moving parts in machinery, such a...

Pool Pump Repairs

Pool Pump Repair Mechanical Seal Replacement:- 

What is a Mechanical Seal:-

A mechanical seal is a crucial device used to prevent leakage between two rotating or moving parts in machinery, such as pool pumps. Its primary function is to maintain a sealed boundary between the high-pressure or high-temperature environment within the pool pump and the external environment, preventing the escape of pool water and minimising the risk of corrosion or environmental damage.

How can you tell if my mechanical seal needs replacing? 

The symptoms of a faulty or worn mechanical seal is fairly easy identify if you know what you are looking for.  The two main ones are:-

  1. Water leaking out from between the pool pump wet end and the motor. 
  2. Increased noise from the pool pump bearings (motor noise) due to damage to motor bearing from leak. 

If a mechanical seal has been leaking for a long time permanent non reversable damage due to corrosion can result.  If you notice yourt pool pump leaking it is best to have it inspected as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your pool pump. 

Can I replace the mechanical seal myself? 

It is not against the law to replace a mechanical seal in a pool pump.  The mechanical seal sits betweeb the pool pump impeller and the seal plate and is not a part of the electric motor.  It is recommended that you have an experience technician inspect the pump if the seal has been leaking to ensure there is no other damage that has been caused by the leak. 

***All pool pump motor repairs should be carried out by a liscenced professional***

Platinum Pool Centre offer both onsite pool pump repairs as well as in-house pool pump repairs at both out Mudgeeraba Pool Shop as well as our Currumbin Pool Shop / Repair Centre in Currumbin Waters.  Our pool pump repair quote fee is $44 which will cover our time to inspect and provide an honest repair quote on your pool pump.  If you go ahead with the repair we take this fee off the total when you arrive to pick your repair up. 

Jump the queue!  We quote to repair all of our pool equipment in order of receipt so if you would like us to hold your spot until you get your pump down to us you can pay your quote fee online and it will instantly add you to the queue.  Just let us know in the special instructions in the shopping cart which store you will be dropping your pump off to. 

Can't get to us?  No sweat, we'll come to you.  Platinum Pool Centre offers an onsite pool pump repair service to you can concentrate on what your best at while we take care of the pool stuff. Just click on the link for more info on Onsite Pool Pump Repairs.

Why us? Our dedicated fully licensed electrical repair technicians have all the required testing equipment and parts to help get your pool pump up and pumping as soon as we can. We have all popular repair parts in-stock and have pool centers conveniently placed in Mudgeeraba and Currumbin Waters. 

Availability of parts - Sometimes getting supply of new parts for pool pumps in the middle of the swimming season can delay the turnaround time of a pool pump repair.  We not only stock a large range of common pool pump parts required for repairs but we also have a large range of secondhand / reconditioned parts to increase turnaround times and make the repair option cheaper. We stock parts for all major brands of pool pumps including:- Astral, Zodiac, Onga, Poolrite, Waterco, Neptune, Speck, Hayward and Reltech / EvoFlo. 

Repair or replace? Most pool pumps are able to be repaired at least twice before they require replacement.  Unfortunately it is becoming more common that pool shops and other pool service businesses are opting to only supplying their customer with a replacement option.  In most cases if a repair quote is given it is usually inflated so that the replacement option seems more reasonable. Sometimes depending on corrosion and cost of replacement the replacement option is actually the better way to go. 

How do you know?  Well the first thing is you need to trust your pool service / supply company is reputable and is actually sending the equipment away to be quoted by a repair specialist or that they have the appropriate qualifications to be supplying you honest information for your decision making process. If your not sure that you are getting fair, honest, experienced information it may be best to seek a second opinion. 

Do you need a second opinion?  If you don't trust you have been given all the information you need to make the correct decision regarding the repair of your pool pump you should seek a second opinion.  Platinum Pool Centre is always prepared to help our customers receive the right information across all our products and services. It just so happens we are pool pump repair specialists. 

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You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc). You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days). If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.


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