July 25th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton

Pool Pumps

Pool pumps are the nucleus or core of the pool’s circulation system. There are several different options to choose from when trying to find the right pump for your system. Here are some general options to choose from when searching for your pool pump:

  • Primary Pump. The primary pump helps to keep the water moving. This is important because it has to move through filters, heaters, skimmers, and other water features in your pool.
  • Accessory pump. Like the name, accessory pumps are for ‘accessories.’ These pumps are for draining a water features such as slides and waterfalls. They help to run pressure side cleaners, submersible drainage pumps, and those pumps that are needed to operate accessories such as waterfalls, deck jets, and slides.
  • Energy Saving Variable Speed Pumps. Energy Saving Pumps can be programmed to run at certain speeds for certain operations. Whether it’s filtering, heating, cleaning, spa jets, water features, etc. these pumps work effectively and help cut energy costs. These are pumps like the Pentair Variable Speed Pumps.
  • Two Speed Pumps. Two speed pumps run at one or two different set speeds. Though not as efficient as the Variable Speed Pumps, they are still a superb option for your pool and are still energy efficient. A notable example is the Pentair Whisperflo.

Choosing a pool pump that is right for your system is a hard choice; however, by knowing the basics of the pumps out there, it helps you to sort through the many options. For more information on pool pump options and availability, contact the pros at poguepoolspa.com.