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Preventative Maintenance Tips For Your Pool's Heat Pump

Published by Matt Fichera on 03/20/2023

Preventative Maintenance Tips For Your Pool's Heat Pump

Regular preventative maintenance is essential for ensuring that your pool heat pump runs efficiently and reliably. Here are some steps you can take to maintain your pool heat pump:

Clean the filter

The heat pump filter should be cleaned regularly to ensure proper airflow and prevent debris from building up in the system. You should check the filter every month and clean or replace it as needed.

Check the evaporator coil

The evaporator coil should be inspected periodically for signs of dirt or debris buildup. If there is buildup on the coil, it can reduce the efficiency of the heat pump. You should clean the coil with a soft brush or use a special coil cleaner if necessary.

Keep the area around the heat pump clear

Ensure that the area around the heat pump is free of debris, leaves, and other objects that can block airflow. This can cause the heat pump to overheat and fail.

Inspect the fan blades

The fan blades on the heat pump should be checked for any signs of wear or damage. Replace any damaged blades to prevent damage to the motor; a noticeable wobble could indicate a bad bearing. A cleanser with a rag can also be used to clean off the tips of the fan blades.

Check the electrical connections

Check the electrical connections and wires for any signs of damage or corrosion. Tighten any loose connections and replace any damaged wires. Be sure that the wiring coming from the breaker box is encased in a proper conduit and reach out to an electrician if any wires are loose or anything looks damaged.

Inspect the refrigerant levels

Low refrigerant levels can cause the heat pump to run inefficiently and may cause damage to the compressor. Check the refrigerant levels periodically and add more if necessary. Also check the insulation which can deteriorate over the years. Contact an electrician for anything that looks incorrect.

Schedule professional maintenance

It is recommended to have a professional technician perform a yearly maintenance check on your pool heat pump. They can check for any issues that you may have missed and ensure that the system is running at its optimal efficiency.

By following these preventative maintenance steps, you can extend the life of your pool heat pump and prevent costly repairs or replacements. Regular maintenance along with running the heat pump unit regularly and avoiding prolonged downtime all help ensure that your pool stays warm and comfortable all season long.

The team at EZ Pool & Spa Supply would be happy to assist you. We offer new heat pumpsheat pump parts, as well as advice and guidance on proper care for your heat pump.