Pool Pumps

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The primary purpose of a pool pump is to circulate pool water through a filter (typically a media filter or cartridge).  The pool pump draws water from the pool skimmer and pushes it through Read more The primary purpose of a pool pump is to circulate pool water through a filter (typically a media filter or cartridge).  The pool pump draws water from the pool skimmer and pushes it through the filter, and other ancillary equipment such as a saltwater chlorinator or heater. Water is then returned to the pool via jets on the walls or floor of the pool, circulating the water around the pool. 

Pool pumps are also responsible for the power of a suction pool cleaner, as the cleaner is connected via the skimmer box and water drawn through the cleaner from the pump. The pump needs to have enough power to move the cleaner around the pool effectively and efficiently. 

The efficiency of pool pumps also has a number of variables from the configuration of the equipment installed, these drastically affect the energy consumption of the pool pump.  These include:

  • Filter type and size
  • The distance of equipment from pool
  • Size and number of pool plumbing and fittings.
  • Presence of other equipment such as pool heater, chlorinator, and suction cleaning device.
  • Size of the pool and or spa
  • Operation time required to turn the water (filter it)
Pool pumps consist of a motor at the rear, driving an impeller within the “wet end” of the front of the pump, drawing water into the chamber where any debris is collected before pumping the water out to the filter.




 

Types of Pool Pumps

Single Speed Pumps

These pumps are the standard pump style with an on and off switch and one flow rate

Dual Speed

These pumps have a low or high setting with minimal energy efficiency and few applications

Multiple Speed

These pumps usually have 3 - 4 fixed speeds and have medium energy efficiency with more applications