10 Useful Facts About Swimming Pool Pumps

July 11, 2019 Off By Gertrude Evans

When installing a swimming pool, most people don’t realize that its initial cost is only a small part of the money they have to invest in it. No-one would dispute that owning a swimming pool is great, but running it can be quite costly. Discover how to make your pool more energy efficient, so you can enjoy it and not worry about the cost too much.

Many feel that pool maintenance is an easy job but that is not the case. There is a lot more involved then skimming the top of the water of leaves and other debris. More involved then just assembling a couple parts to a pump – there needs to be a correct flow to the water or else the pump is useless. And you want an optimized running pump. Prior to purchasing a pump you should keep in mind that the pump has to be able to work with your size of pool – If you follow that one bit of advice you cannot fail.

When we think of pool covers, most people assume that their main function is to prevent fallen leaves and debris from getting into the pool. Covers do that, of course. But what is more important, they prevent your pool from losing its temperature.

Pump filters should be cleaned at least every two weeks. This can be done by backwashing – reversing water flow within the system to blast out the filters. This empties debris from them and insures that the system remains clean and in a high performance condition. Accumulated debris is one of the most common problems affecting Lakewood Ranch Pool Repairs systems and their functioning. So keep your filters clear and clean by backwashing them as frequently as possible.

Cavitation occurs when the discharge capacity of the pump exceeds the supply of water available. The vacuum created within the pump is enough to literally suck the oxygen out of the water, causing bubbles to form. The condition can occur when you install a pump that is too large for the suction side of the recirculation system or when there is an excessively long suction line.

While filling the pump up with water and maintaining it completely full, open and close the valves repeatedly, back and forth. If there is air in the line, when you open, then close the valve, you will see a “burping” action with the water. Each open and close action will force more water from the lines. When you can no longer get it to burp, close the lid, open the valve, and turn on the pump. If there are more than one suction line, I suggest you open only one till pump is fully primed, then open the other one at a time.

To choose the correct pump size you can look at a pool pump-sizing chart that matches the hydraulic characteristics of the pump to the piping and the pool’s flow characteristics.

The steps to use for pool pump repair plans have to be seen well to help with keeping things controlled the right way. It’s all to see how well things are to be handled without any problems that might come out of the way.