Ask pool owners or providers of pool pump repair services in Las Vegas, and they will surely agree that having a backyard swimming pool is not always fun.  Pool owners and pool maintenance services know very well the struggles associated with owning one, especially when it comes to maintenance and repair.

While some minor pool issues can be addressed quickly and simply, a malfunctioning pool pump needs professional attention. This type of problem requires repair or a replacement. Read on to learn about common pool pump problems and when you should consider getting it fixed or upgraded.


Leaks in the suction side, pressure side, and shaft seal leaks can be due to a number of causes. These include a damaged O-ring, poorly applied thread sealant, and a worn-out impeller. A trusted pool company will be able to determine the cause of the leaks and make the necessary fixes. In many cases, all that needs to be done is to replace damaged parts.

Loud Noises

A smooth rumbling noise indicates that the pool pump is working well. However, loud noises may indicate a problem. A common cause of a vibrating sound is an uneven base causing the filter and motor to vibrate. Blockages, bad bearings, and cavitation—when your pump sucks in water instead of air—also cause pool pumps to make odd noises.

If your pool pump is making a sound that’s out of the ordinary, reach out to a pool technician who can diagnose the issue and provide a solution.

Pump Won’t Turn On

If you switch on your pool pump but it doesn’t turn on, it could signify an electrical problem affecting the motor, wiring, or capacitor. However, if your pump is turned on but won’t prime, it might mean that too much air is entering the plumbing system. This could be due to clogs, air leaks in the pump housing, or a dirty filter.

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Upgrading to an Energy-Efficient Pool Pump

Unfortunately, in some cases, pool pumps cannot be repaired. In case you need to have yours replaced, consider upgrading to an energy-efficient, variable speed model. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), switching to a variable-speed pump results in savings of about 3,796 kWh per year.

Another reason to upgrade to an energy-efficient pool pump is its quiet operation. You can relax in your pool without being distracted by a loud humming or rumbling sound coming from the pump.

Efficient and Professional Pool Pump Repair

Don’t let a malfunctioning pool pump ruin your day. Turn to Clark County Pool & Lawn, a trusted provider of pool maintenance and repair solutions in Las Vegas and surrounding areas.

If your pump needs to be replaced or if you wish to upgrade to an energy-efficient model, you can rely on us. We are your one-stop-shop for all your swimming pool needs.

Contact us today to learn more about our pool pump repair services in Las Vegas. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. We can also provide you with a free estimate.