Using Swimming Pool Pumps Tips

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What should you look for if the pump is not working?

When Pumps Don't Pump

Something breaks in the technology world and our thought is to immediately replace it, however, sometimes other elements could be the actual culprit—the same is true with pools.

More advice when using swimming pool pumps: If you discover the pool pump is working fine, but no water is pumping you might have to play detective. Try the following methods to get to the root of the problem:

• Check is the water level—if it seems to be low add more water
• Check for problems with other parts like the filter
• Check for pump leaks

In most cases the problem can be resolved with an easy fix rather than replacing the pump. Before you start tinkering and shutting everything down, however, consult a pool professional.

   
Why do you need to check with the town about your pump?

Public Pool Policy

The one big difference when creating a public pool vs. a private one is policy. Basically, anytime you have something that someone will be paying money to use you should be prepared for the worse. You can be ready for disaster by getting insurance coverage and by making sure all of your pool equipment meets the town's safety standards.

Even small parts (like your swimming pool pump) need to be up to standards. Usually the folks at the business department will require swimming pool pumps to run at a specific circulation rate. Keep in mind that the rate of circulation may differ based on swimming pool factors like size and depth of the pool.

   
Why don't you need a large pump?

Going With The Flow

You can have the most incredible pool pump on the planet, though it'd be a waste if you don't have compatible pipe sizes.

Most pipes that are used to move the pool water towards the filters are 2inches in diameter. The pipes that take the water back should be smaller and different sizes (they range from 1 1/2 inches to 1/2 inch). The existence of varied sizes helps increase the water pressure.

*Pressure is needed to disperse heat and chemicals evenly.

   
Wat does a swimming pool drain do?

Big Motor A Big Waste

Ever drink a thick chocolate shake through a straw? No matter how much you try and suck, the chocolate mixture won't reach your lips any faster. Pool owners should keep that in mind when searching for pumps.

Quick facts on using swimming pool pumps: Getting a giant motor won't make the water circulate quicker. The reason is because of the size of the pipes. In fact, all the pump will wind up doing is making more noise and burning out before its time.

   
Why do you need to check the pipes if something is wrong with the pump?

Pipe Problems

Pool parts aren't perfect? They can break down just like anything else you own. The trick is figuring out what you need to do to fix that problem. One of the more common pool pump problems is obviously flow.

If you have a flow problem, you can look within...literally. If your heart experiences problems, most likely it's caused from the clogging of the arteries. The pump is no different. If you have a flow problem in your pool, shut off the pool and check the pipes leading in and out of it for blockage and examine the skimmer baskets.

   
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