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

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 has a number of contributing variables, including the configuration of the equipment installed, as they can 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 or suction cleaning device
  • Size of the pool 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 the water is pumped 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 to 4 fixed speeds with medium energy efficiency with more applications.

Variable Speed These pumps are the most energy efficient, with fully customised speeds to allow best consumption in any application.