Swimming Pool Blog

- Pool Pumps
  • Clogged Pool Pump Impellers
    small impeller for pool pumpinspect all baskets and filtering devices before pump, and make sure when changing out a dirty pump basket to remove any debris that might fall behind pump strainer (usually can be scooped out with your hand), and if you find you are subject to small debris or hair use filter savers.
    Sunday, February 28, 2010 4:15 PM
  • Variable Speed Pool Pump Options
    green pool products, variable speed pumpsThe goal of a variable speed pump or a Variable Speed Drive (VSD) motor is to increase reliability, improve system control and diagnostics while decreasing energy, maintenance and life cycle costs. The trick to minimize energy consumption so magically performed by a Variable Speed pool motor is to operate at the lowest speed needed to accomplish the job.

    Friday, February 26, 2010 4:08 PM
  • Swimming Pool Pump Motor Capacitors
    Rob Cox
    capacitorsCapacitors play a vital role in various types of electrical appliances. Transmitters and receivers for television and radio, automobile ignitions, the flash for your camera, and swimming pool motors are all made possible by a wide range of capacitors. A capacitor is similar to a battery but is capable of discharging energy stored within at a faster, potentially lethal rate.
    Friday, February 05, 2010 3:02 PM
  • Saving $$$ at the [Pool] Pump
    Pumps can cost anywhere from $60 and up each month in electricity costs depending on how much you run your pump and the size of your pool (and how much you are being charged per KWH). Many pool builders in the 80’s and 90’s though bigger is better and would oversize pool pumps costing the home owners more money to run them.
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 3:41 PM
  • Top 5 Pool Pump Problems
    The pump is one of the most important parts of your pool's plumbing system. It is responsible for creating pressure in your pool, which forces the water to flow through the filter. Think of it as the heart of your swimming pool and without a filter pump your pool will rapidly be nothing but a pond of scum. 
    Monday, March 16, 2009 11:17 AM
  • Is your pool pump electric bill out of control?
    You can save on your electric bill by using a smaller pool pump motor and operating it less. Many regional or state agencies are offering incentives to pool owners to help them convert to pool pumps that consume less energy.
    Friday, December 19, 2008 4:01 PM