Water pumps are designed to move water to certain destinations. They're extremely important for water wells. If you have one and it is a bit older, then you can expect to deal with these issues at some point.
Like a lot of other specialty components, you never want to see corrosion around a water pump. If you do, that's generally a sign that some integral components won't be able to work great, and even if they do, they may not work great for long.
Since it's pretty hard to reverse the effects of corrosion on water pump parts, you're probably looking to a replacement. If you continued to use the corroded component, you may do more harm than good, and that can result in a more expensive repair. Just replace the corroded part before the corrosion has the chance to spread.
A water pump has a lot of seals that are designed to keep leaks from happening. Over time, the seals can experience wear, and then structural fatigue can set in to the point of leaking.
If you see leaking happening around any of the seals, stop using the water pump and address this issue fast. You can rest easy about this replacement financially because seals for most water pumps are affordable.
You just want to make sure you go with a high-quality seal from the beginning so that you're not having to deal with this part changing problem too often.
If you have a misaligned belt, it can create a lot of force on the shaft. That's not good because if the misalignment remains, the shaft can damage and even break off completely.
If the shaft already has been damaged, you'll want to have it looked at by a professional that deals with water pump repairs. They'll inspect the shaft's condition and see if any repair can help you still use it.
If the break on the shaft is clean, you'll need to replace the water pump altogether. You don't want these issues to be frequent so make sure the belt is always aligned before engaging the water pump.
Regardless of the model or brand, water pumps will face a lot of different problems. These problems will become more frequent the older your system is. If you're judicious about regularly monitoring problems and taking the right measures, you'll maximize the lifespan of whatever water pump your work site relies on.
Contact a company like Coast Water Well Service Inc to learn more.