Regardless of the size or type of swimming pool you own, every pool owner wants sparkling clean, crystal-clear water in their swimming pool. Freshly filtered, clean pool water is a pleasure to swim, play and relax in, and it is one of the most captivating aspects of owning a swimming pool. On the other hand, cloudy, discolored or algae-filled pool water is unsightly and can potentially irritate skin, damage pool equipment and pose an overall health hazard to swimmers. Fortunately, the job of maintaining pool water quality is made significantly easier by the range of swimming pool pumps available today. At PoolProducts.com, we offer a wide selection of both above ground and in-ground pool pumps that are reliable, affordable and energy efficient. You can read more about how to minimize pool pump energy costs and learn much more about pool pumps and pool equipment overall.
The swimming pool pump (also referred to as "pump & motor") is the piece of pool equipment that circulates the pool water, forcing it through your pool filter and then back into the pool. Properly circulating the pool water also helps distribute chemicals and pool sanitizer that helps to better maintain water quality and balance. At Specialty Pool Products, we carry a complete line of top-quality swimming pool pumps for above ground pools like the Hayward PowerFlo Matrix pool pump and in-ground pools like the EcoTech EZ variable speed pump motor and control by reputable manufacturers including Hayward and Pentair.
Pool pumps are typically sized by their capacity to circulate the entire volume of swimming pool water in eight hours. The pipes and additional pieces of pool equipment (including attached spas and hot tubs, solar heating systems, etc.) that the water passes through also help determine the size and power of the swimming pool pump you will need. In general, the most important thing to remember about swimming pool pumps is that the larger the pool pump, the greater the pumping power and maintenance costs. Therefore, you want to choose the smallest size pool pump possible for your size swimming pool that does the best job according to your pool’s size.
As you choose your perfect pool pump, also remember that water features in your pool (such as an attached spa, waterfall and other effects), and additional pieces of pool equipment (including solar heating panels) may require a certain minimum level of pumping power. Remember to consider them as you size your swimming pool pump. If you are replacing an existing swimming pool pump on a pool you did not install yourself, remember that there's no guarantee your current swimming pool pump was sized properly to begin with!
At PoolProducts.com, our goal is to help you save money and enjoy easier maintenance, lower utilities costs and longer equipment life. We also provide as much helpful information as possible with articles written by our pool experts that help give pool owners, new and experienced, more knowledge. Read more about pool pumps and motors and find many answers to questions you might have. Feel free to call us with any questions at (800) 983-7665.