Swimming Pool Blog

- Pool Pumps
  • Variable speed pool pumps - Who Cares?!?
    Imagine the gas consumption your car would have if, no matter what - your engine always ran at 3400 RPM. Standard pool pumps operate at 3400 rpm, all the time. No matter if they are pumping anything or not. Flip them on, and the capacitor quickly bumps it up to full, maximum speed. Variable speed motors, on the other hand, turn only as fast as they need to, to get the job done. Or, flow rates can be programmed.
    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 5:09 PM
  • Top 3 In-Ground Pool Pump Problems
    The main pool pump is the heart of the necessary filtration process for your swimming pool. If your pool pump fails your pool water will be stagnant and you will soon develop water chemistry problems. To avoid costly chemicals and costly repairs, address your swimming pool pumps problems in a timely manner and repair!
    Tuesday, January 31, 2012 3:09 PM
  • How to use bearing pullers to replace pool motor bearings
    To use a bearing puller tool, however, you first need to tear down the motor, so that you can get to the front and rear bearings, which sit on the motor shaft. After removing all of the plastic pump parts (everything that's attached to the motor), you should pull off the motor's rear cover cap.
    Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:15 PM
  • How to read a pool pump motor nameplate
    Rob Cox
    The pool pump motor nameplate - all the information that's fit to print, on a tiny, metallic label. If you can still read yours, it's chock full of necessary information when it comes time to replace your pump motor.
    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 3:09 PM
  • Top 3 Above Ground Pool Pump Problems
    Rob Cox
    Above ground swimming pool pump problems? You're not alone. Modern pool pump designs have created more efficient pumps, provide much higher flowrates at a lower horsepower. Pool pump troubleshooting methods have not changed. Here's a few pool pump problems and solutions.
    Tuesday, June 07, 2011 10:51 PM
  • How to Replace Pool Motor Bearings
    how to replace motor bearingsPool pump motor bearings - 10 steps to replacing worn, noisy motor bearings on your pool pump. If your neighbors are asking you to do something about your pool pump under their window, consider replacement of your pump bearings to quiet everything down.
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:40 PM
  • How to save money at the [pool] pump
    Rob Cox
    energy efficient pool pumpsPG& E, in California reports that a pool pump can account for 20% or more of a home electrical bill. There are things that you can do however, to reduce your energy consumption, without switching pool pumps, to "Save Money at the Pump".
    Monday, August 30, 2010 7:56 PM
  • New Pool Pump Installation
    Rob Cox
    At the heart of your pool's circulation system is the pool pump, making filtration and circulation possible. This article however, is not about Pool Pump Selection, here we focus on Pool Pump Installation. You've already done your homework, selected your new pump, and it just arrived. So, what's the next steps in replacing an inground pool pump?
    Tuesday, July 06, 2010 4:20 PM
  • Replacing a Pool Pump Motor
    Rob Cox
    10 steps to replacing a pool pump motor. Remove the impeller, diffuser, seal plate, wiring and then reverse the order. Not too difficult, most DIY homeowners can replace their own pump motor with simple hand tools. My record is 12 minutes, and I wasnt even rushing...
    Tuesday, June 22, 2010 6:02 PM
  • Pool Pumps: Rebuild or Replace?
    Rob Cox
    So, when selecting a pump, keep it close to the original specifications, and use the Flow Charts. Most systems could handle a small increase in pump size, especially if you are replacing the filter with a larger one, but be careful not to install a pump that is too large for the pipes or other equipment.
    Saturday, June 19, 2010 9:47 AM
  • Top 5 Pool Pump Problems
    hayward superpumpFor those in the snow-belt who close down their pools your equipment has been laying dormant and needs to be put together and restarted. This is often a time when you might encounter a problem at the equipment pad. We will discuss the top five issues that arise concerning your pool pump…the heart of the filtration system.

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010 4:05 PM