Choosing the best pool water pump
Summer is approaching, and therfore we will begin to prepare our pools. But are you sure you have the right pool pump? In this article, we will help you choose the best option for your pool and find out what features you need, and what you should pay particular attention to.
The swimming pool water pump is the one that lets the water flow through all the pipes until it reaches the filter and returns to the swimming pool after filtering without impurities. This pump is the only mechanical element of the whole system, so it is the most sensitive, so you must be very careful when choosing the pump.
The ideal pool water pump for your installation depends on several factors: Performance, efficiency, flow…. However, there is one point you need to consider, no matter what type of pool you have: You need to choose a pump specifically for pools. This is because conventional water pumps cannot filter leaves and this can lead to impurities that can interfere with the pump’s ability to function.
Swimming pool water pump capacity
The main factor to consider when selecting a pool water pump is performance. When calculating the power required for the water pump, you need to consider the capacity of the pool, as it is ideal that all the water in the pool is filtered over a maximum period of 4 to 6 hours.
To find out how much power you need, simply divide the maximum capacity of your pool (length by width by depth) by 4. This will give you the flow or power your water pump needs.
However, one of the main problems with swimming pool filters is the installation of pumps with a much higher capacity than indicated. In this way, the filter is forced to filter the water much faster, becomes worn out and unusable. For this reason, it is very important to calculate the exact power requirement without falling below it, but without going too far.
Self-priming and centrifugal swimming pool pumps
The most common type of pool water pump used in pools are self-priming and centrifugal pumps. This type of pump sucks the water from the main tank and passes it through the filter and then pushes it back into the tank.
Pump power supply
Usually, water pumps connected to electricity are installed, but we have previously explained the alternative of solar pumps for swimming pools.
These are the most important points to consider when choosing your pool pump. If you have any questions, you can contact us for personal assistance.