When choosing a swimming pool pump, knowing the right size pump for your pool can save you a lot of time and money. See a step-by-step guide on how to find the right size pump for your pool.
The pool pump is an important part of your filtration system. A common misconception about the horsepower of a swimming pool pump is that the bigger the horsepower, the better. This is definitely not the case. Using a pump of the right size helps to avoid excessive wear on other pool equipment and saves electricity.
There are a few things to consider and evaluate before buying a pool pump. Keep in mind that each pool is different, so proper research and calculations will guide you on the right path. Read on, we’ll walk you through all the information you need to know before investing and buying the right pool pump.
Type of swimming pool pump
As you may know, there are several types of pool pumps – mainly at speed: low, medium and high. These speeds are important because they regulate pump usage and power consumption.
Single-speed pumps are considered to be the most popular type of pool pump. With a single-speed pump, the motor rotates the impeller at only one speed depending on the power of the motor. Single-speed pumps tend to consume a lot of power when running for long periods of time and may not be the best choice when looking for energy-saving options.
Two-speed pumps have low speed and high-speed options. When running at high speed, the two-speed pump operates in exactly the same way as a single-speed pump. The difference is that there are low-speed options that allow for more flexible use. Two-speed pumps are slightly more energy-efficient than single-speed pumps because you can set the pump to run during peak usage hours and when not using the pool.
Variable speed pump
Considered to be the most energy-efficient pump, the variable speed pump also has a higher price tag. The unique feature of variable speed pumps that can be boasted is that they are equipped with permanent magnet motors. The variable speed pump produces less friction, which means the pump is energy efficient, quiet and long-lasting.
Determine your desired turnaround time
The first thing to determine is the required turnaround time, or, in general, how long it takes for the pool pump to completely circulate all of the pool’s water. The ideal turnaround time is 8-10 hours.
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