I’ve never understood why people buy the biggest pump they can afford, and then go small on the pool filter. I call it the “V-8 mentality.” Instead of the bigger engine, opt for a larger filter. To save you time in your valuable day, I’ll give you the moral of the story upfront. The main point of this post is to “GO BIG.”
O-rings are used all over pool equipment. Pumps, Filters, Heaters, Valves, Chlorinators, Skimmers, Cleaners….all use small rubber rings in their manufacture. A vital piece of equipment, if it fails, your whole system could shut down. Here’s some information on how to care & repair for your little rubber rings.
To Rebuild or Replace the pump motor? That is the question – of this blog post. If you have a few hand tools, a motor and a shaft seal, you can replace your own Anthony pool pump motor. Don’t just throw out the old bronze pump, just because it’s old – the Anthony bronze pump is a workhorse and will never crack or split, like plastic pumps.
Check your skimmer weirs today, making sure they are not broken, missing parts or becoming stuck on the sidewalls of the skimmer. For such situations, replacement is in order. Buy the skimmer weir that matches the width of your skimmer, as measured across the front of the plastic skimmer opening, where it meets the wall of the pool. Here’s a video to show how easy it is to install your own pool skimmer weirs.