The pump is essentially the heart of the swimming pool's circulation system. Your pool's circulation system comprises the elements of your pool that take water from the pool, filters it, sanitizes it, and returns the water back to the pool. If your pump is not running, the water from your pool is not being properly circulated or filtered. A pool pump consists of three primary components: The Motor, The Impeller, and The Hair and Lint Trap. The motor is electric and uses either 115 or 230 volts and, at full speed, rotates a mechanical shaft at 3450 RPM (revolutions per minute). The impeller, rotates at the same speed and provides the pressure needed to circulate the water. The hair and lint trap (also referred to as the strainer basket), captures large debris such as leaves that could clog the pump and reduce or prevent its performance.
This leads to three types of circulation pumps: single speed, two speed, and variable speed. As the name implies, a single speed pump operates at only one speed. These have been the standard type of pool pumps for decades, delivering proven performance and reliability. They are available in a range of designs and sizes (often in terms of horsepower) that match the wide variety of pool and plumbing configurations. Two speed pumps operate at either full speed or half speed - in other words, at 100% or 50%. These pump can offer up to 75% savings in pump energy costs and are also available in variety of designs and sizes. Variable speed pumps deliver the ultimate in energy efficiency, saving you an incredible amount of money year after year. Although these pumps do cost more up-front, the savings often pay for the added costs in only one or two seasons.
We offer multiple name brand pumps such as Hayward, Pentair and Jandy. For more information on these pumps, click the links below.