Things to Look Out for When Purchasing a Swimming Pool Pump

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Things to Look Out for When Purchasing a Swimming Pool Pump

17 July 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


If you have invested in a swimming pool, then you need to invest in a pool pump as well. It is crucial to understand the importance and functionality of a pool pump in a swimming pool. Most people are aware that they need a pump for their pool but do not know exactly why. A pool pump circulates water within a swimming pool. It brings water from the main drain and skimmer, passes it through the filters and finally gets it back to the pool through the main returns. A good quality pump will help keep your swimming pool on point.

Shopping for a swimming pool pump can be a daunting task, especially if you are a first-time pool owner. There are many factors to consider for you to get the most efficient pump for your pool. Have the following in mind when shopping for your pump:

1. The size of your pool

The size of your pool is an important aspect when it comes to buying a pool pump. Before going to the market, it is vital that you understand the volume of water that your swimming pool requires.

Proper water circulation will keep your pool clean and safe. This makes it critical to get the dimensions of your pool right. Be sure to get a pump of a size that matches the size of your swimming pool.

2. The efficiency of the pump

Not every pool pump you come across is ideal for your pool. Some pumps might not withstand the pressure exerted to them, therefore subjecting you to frequent repairs, which will increase the overall pool maintenance costs. To avoid that, ensure that you go for a reputable brand that has been around for quite some time.

Getting the right energy-efficient pool pump will save you energy costs while maintaining the hygiene of your swimming pool. A pump with variable speed settings will cater to various pool functions, saving on unused energy.

3. Noise levels

The output noise of a pump is an important factor to consider. You do not want to be a hindrance to your neighbours. Get a pool pump that produces little to no noise for you to run it during off-peak hours when electricity is cheaper.

To understand the noise levels of a pump, be sure to check its vibrations. A motor's vibration plays a major role in making noise. Putting some soft material between the motor and concrete helps to reduce the motor's vibration, reducing the noise.

Using a pool pump will facilitate proper circulation of water in your pool, preventing the growth of germs and algae. Invest in a swimming pool pump to keep your family safe and healthy.