The Key to Getting an Ideally Efficient Pool Pump

by Pool Builders on 05-03-2011 in Articles

Ever thought of how hard the entire task a swimming pool pump has to carry out on a daily basis? There's a lot of energy required to efficiently force all the water from a pool through a series of pipes and lines then go through the debris skimmer all the way through the filter system and back into the swimming pool.

The pool pump performs this task quietly and mostly out of sight that is why, it usually caught pool owners off guard whenever things go wrong. One thing that pool operator and pool owners should bear in mind is that something that is out of sight should never be out of mind when it comes to maintaining a swimming pool properly.

It can be a bit annoying when the pool pump plays up. When it happens the pump becomes noisy, you'll see water leaks, turns off just after a short use, sucks air and doesn't pump water at all. Check for clogged pipes loose connections or broken connections or lack of lubrication that causes noisy rotation of bearings. Blockages and some loose connections can be solved immediately and maybe you can do it but for more complicated issues, never attempt to do it yourself rather call a professional pool maintenance service provider to have it sorted.

Professional pool builders always recommend choosing the type and model of a pool pump that suits the type and size of pool that you have or planning to build. So, when it's time for you get a replacement pump, be sure to choose the type and size depending on how big your swimming pool is. Seek advise from your pool contractor and builder before you set off after a new pump. Another thing to consider is that, some people think that buying an oversized pump will solve their problems. They could perform the tasks and function well but you have to be ready to face a huge electricity bill as well. If you have a medium-sized pool, getting a pool pump that's close to the minimum size is advisable. On the other hand, if have a pool and spa combination at home, it is advisable to get a pump that's closer to the high-end range. It may be a bit pricey and a bit technical but it's exactly what you need and would work best for your home swimming pool and spa.

The key to getting an ideal pool pump is by looking up the size and quantity of your pool water in gallons. The pool maintenance experts have this formula:

• Rectangular pools should be measured in length x width x average depth x 7.5.
• Circular pool is measured using the radius squared x the average depth x 5.9.
• Oval pool uses the long diameter x the short diameter x the average depth x 5.9.

It isn't really difficult to determine whether your pool pump is too small or too big. Remember to choose a pump that is extremely economical to use and at the same time very efficient in order for you to save on your electricity consumption.

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