We sell pool parts, but not "pool parts"
At Poolcenter.com, we take pool parts very seriously. We specialize in Hard to Find Pool Parts for all types of pool equipment, old and new. About the only pool parts we don't carry are the actual parts for a pool, the structural components of a pool that is. For aboveground pools, these "pool parts" are bottom rails, uprights and top rails. These are best sourced through your pool dealer or the manufacturer of the pool. But we do carry aboveground pool liners, wall fittings and skimmers. For inground pools, we don't sell tile, coping stones or re-bar. But we do sell plaster mix, wall fittings, skimmers and lights, and the replacement parts to fix 'em.
OEM Pool Parts
Our swimming pool parts are OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), except where otherwise specified. Pool pump and filter parts, like o-rings and gauges have generic options, as do filter grids and cartridges. All parts are new and carry manufacturer warranty; we do not sell used pool equipment parts. Some pool heater parts or controller parts may not be returnable, if they are electrical in nature. Other items carry a 30 day return period. See our complete returns page for more information.
Help Selecting Pool Parts
Our pool technical support department can assist you with advice on the parts we sell, but we stop short of providing exact diagnosis and identification of the parts needed to fix your pool equipment problem. Not being there, in the field, with diagnostic tools, can lead us ~ to lead you, astray. But we are glad to help, in any way we can! If you need help buying pool parts, give a call to our helpful pool parts personnel! You can also email your pool parts inquiry to sales or product support at poolcenter.com.
Make/Model of your Pool Equipment
When searching for the correct pool equipment parts, it helps to know the exact make/model of your pump, filter, heater, etc... Our pool parts department is laid out first by pool equipment category (pump, filter, heater, etc), and then alphabetically by manufacturer. If you don't know the make/model of your pool equipment, try to find a label that can give some indication. Write down any part or serial numbers or names. If this fails you, click through our over 750 pool parts schematic diagrams to find something that looks similar, and then check the equipment again. This works well, on our site, except for pool skimmer parts, where the images are poor. If you still can't determine the make/model of your equipment that you need parts for, take some digital photos, and give us a call. I'm sure we can find out somehow, and get your new pool parts on the way!
Pool Part numbers
Most pool parts are not identified with the part number stamped onto the part - but sometimes they are. Some skimmer parts, filter parts, pump parts and pool heater parts will have the sku, or part number (pn), printed or stamped into the plastic. These part numbers are hard to see, when they are stamped and not colored, but can help if you are unsure of the Make/Model of your pool equipment. Knowing the Make/Model is the easiest way to buy pool parts, because you can then easily read the schematic diagram to find the specific part for your pool equipment.
Dashes or Dashless? Some part numbers have dashes, or trailing or leading zeros. If your part number has any of these and you are having trouble locating the part online, you may try searching without the dashes, or extra zeros. We are going dashless, in our database of pool parts, but we try to have our pool parts listed both ways so that you can find them easily.
Part number, Model number, Sku, Serial Number. You may find many numbers on your pool equipment. Pool motors, for instance, have many numbers printed on the motor label, and only one of them is the Sku, aka Part Number. We list, on our pool parts pages, the "manufacturer's part number", and also an internal sku number. You can search both our site, and our product search database at the top right of any of our pool parts pages, for any part numbers you find on your pool equipment.
Pool equipment owner's manuals are a valuable tool for the pool owner. It helps to have a printed list sometimes, that you can take out with you to the equipment pad, to help you identify the pool parts you need. Of course you can pull up our website on your smartphone or tablet, but sometimes a paper parts schematic is helpful. Owner's manuals also include installation information, performance data and troubleshooting guides.
We list many owner's manuals for pumps, filters, heaters, cleaners, salt systems, etc - on the product pages (not in the pool parts department). If you would like to print out our .pdf owner's manual, for your particular piece of pool equipment, visit our Pool Store, and find your pool equipment. If we don't list the owner's manual on our product page, you can probably locate it on the manufacturer's website. Again, it helps to know your Make/Model!