Maintain the Proper Water Level
Probably the number one risk to reducing the life of your swimming pool pump is letting it run without any water flowing through it, also know as letting it run dry. The most common reason a pool pump runs dry is when the water level is allowed to fall below the skimmer intake.
There are many reasons the water level in a swimming pool gets reduced including splash out, evaporation, small equipment leaks, and often a leak somewhere in the pool itself. But regardless of the reason for the drop in water level, it's important to get to know your pool and how much and how often it needs water added. Protect your pool pump by paying close attention to making sure the pool always stays properly filled.
If the water level is allowed to get too low and the pool pump is allowed to run dry, it won't take long for the pump motor to overheat. When that happens, if your pump isn't a newer pump that automatically shuts off when there isn't any water flow, the pump motor could soon burn out costing you hundreds of dollars in repair bills.
If your pool doesn't have an auto-fill valve, consider getting a swimming pool filler
or pool water leveler
to help automatically fill the pool when needed... see below.
Products Helpful for this Tip
pool water leveler
swimming pool filler