Pool Pump Unions allow you to connect and disconnect your pool pump without the headaches that come with hard plumbing your pipes. Shop pool pump unions that are suitable for all major Australian pump brands such as: Water TechniX, Zodiac, Astral, and more!
Pool pump unions or "couplings" allow you to easily detach and reconnect your pool pump to your pool's plumbing. To put it in a nutshell, whenever some sort of repair is required for your...
Pool pump unions or "couplings" allow you to easily detach and reconnect your pool pump to your pool's plumbing.
To put it in a nutshell, whenever some sort of repair is required for your pool pump, unions will save you both time and money. The reason for this is that you (or your pool guy) won’t have to spend the extra time and materials to cut out the pipes and hard plumb your pipe back in after the repairs are done.
Instead of spending hours sawing off pipes, measuring, cutting, and sealing in pipes, all you need to do is give the pool pump union a good twist and you’re good to go!
Pool pump unions are also great for checking and blowing out pipe clogs, especially if your pool pump inlet ports are too tight for you to use a bladder type attachment like the Drain King.
Pool Pump Unions vs. Regular Plumbing Unions
You can get regular plumbing unions at your local hardware or plumbing store at very cheap prices but those aren’t designed to withstand the heat generated by your pool pump, which in turn may cause leaks (when they melt) and more headaches in the long run.
Pool Pump Unions are designed to withstand the heat and the constant vibrations caused by your pool pump. While there may be some pool guys that will argue that unions are only an additional point of failure, we like to counter that with a quality union from a reputable brand, paired with proper installation will prevent any issues from popping up.
The only thing we can think of that will pose a problem with pool pump unions is the degradation of the union O-ring with the passage of time, but those are pretty cheap and can be easily replaced in under a minute.
If you're planning an overhaul of your existing pool pump, also consider getting a new pump. Most of brands we carry on Mr Pool Man already have built-in pool pump unions from the manufacturer so you don't have to tinker too much with your existing pool pump. Browse our collection of pool pumps with built in unions here.