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What's That Hum?

What's That Hum before Repair What's That Hum after Repair

One day your pool equipment works perfectly. The next day, you hear humming and it’s not your favorite musical artist. When you turn on your pool equipment and you hear a hum, the motor may be frozen so that it won't turn or you may have a bad capacitor. It’s a frequent occurrence. A capacitor is like the battery in your car, but for your pool pump motor.

A capacitor is a small black cylinder that is on top of the motor. At times, a capacitor can blow off the pool motor. There is no tell-tale sign that it this is going to happen and it is no one’s fault. It just happens. The good news is that it is a quick and inexpensive repair.   

That hum could save you the cost of a new pool motor. If you are in the Wylie, Sachse, Murphy, and Rowlett area and you need pool equipment repairs, call Sterling Pool Service at 888-973-0274 or Contact Us online. We are your pool experts!