Where Can I Find an Installer for My Pool Pump?
At the heart of your pool’s circulation system is the pool pump, making filtration and circulation possible.If you’d like to add-on a new pool pump and are looking for a professional that installs pool equipment, we’ve got you covered. Search from a network of professional pool contractors in your local area and find the right installer for the job!
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What does a Pool Pump do?
The pump is essentially your swimming pool’s circulation system. The pool pump pulls water from the pool through the skimmer and main drain, and then pushes it through the filter, returning it to the pool through the main returns. The pool pump itself consists of three main components:
- Hair and lint trap
The entire operation of the swimming pool runs by operation of the pump. The cleaning system cannot, in general, operate without the main pump, and pool water can’t be filtered without the pump operating. It is crucial, therefore, to be aware with the proper schedule for the operation of the main pump.
When Should I Run My Pool Pump?
There are two factors which determine the time of day when the pump should be operating: chemical demand and energy cost. In general during swim season you’ll run the pump from sunrise to sunset (best for scenarios where electricity costs are fixed and do not fluxuate throughout the day). In other cases, however, you’ll want to run the pump at night to avoid high utility costs.
Which is Best for My Pool – a Single, Dual or Variable Speed Pool Pump?
The main debate is whether you should more for your pool pump for lower operational costs in the future and how much you really need to spend. You could spend a little bit more on a dual speed pump for pretty good energy savings or pay much more for a variable speed pump with even greater energy savings. In most cases, a single speed pump is too big for your pool. Dual speed and variable speed pumps run much more efficiently because they can operate at different speeds and use less energy. For example if you reduce the RPMs of your pump by 50% you get a 75% energy savings, which is huge on your electric bill. On average pool owners nationwide run their pumps 122 days per year. If you run you live in Texas, California, or Florida, you may run your pump year round. The savings rack up quickly so it’s advisable to go with variable speed pump.