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4 Important Things To Consider When Choosing a Pool Pump

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Just like the heart pumps blood throughout your body, so does the pool pump circulate water in your pool. It's an extremely crucial part of your pool. Before buying a new pool pump, there are a few things you need to ask yourself. For instance, how big is your pool, and how fast do you want the pool to run? Once you have consulted with your pool contractor, you can then proceed to buy the best pool pump. Continue reading for 4 important things to consider when choosing a pool pump.


Different pool pumps come with different options of pumping speeds, including, high, medium and low. These different speeds are all necessary when you want to regulate the pumping speed. So, how do you make the decision? Remember, a faster pool pump uses less power, and a slower pool pump uses more power. Pool pumps are available in single, dual or variable speeds.

Single-speed pool pumps have one setting, which is high speed. If you're looking to cut down on your power maintenance costs, this may be the option for you. Dual speed, on the other hand, has two speeds, which are low and high. The speed setting allows you to have higher flexibility. Variable speed pool pumps come with a magnetic motor, which reduces friction, making them more efficient, longer-lasting, and quieter than other poop pumps that use induction motors. 

Size of the Pool

One of the most important considerations when choosing a pool pump is the size of the pool. Use a pool water volume calculator available online to determine the size of your pool. You also need to calculate the amount of water your pool can hold with the number of hours a pool should take to fill up the pool. This will help you know the flow rate per hour your preferred pool pump should have.

Horsepower of the Pump

You also need to consider the horsepower of the pool pump. Can the pump's horsepower fit into the pool's filtering systems? Getting the appropriate horsepower will save you time and provide a more comfortable time during pool and pool pump maintenance routines.

Pool Pump Brand

Not all the pools you encounter will be the best. Some may not have the capacity to withstand the pressure exerted on them, meaning that they will require constant repair, which can be very expensive. To avoid this, you need to go for superior brands that have an excellent reputation. In case you don't have the right information, consult your pool contractor for a recommendation.

Choosing a pool pump is an incredibly important decision. Use these tips and the expertise of an experienced pool contractor to make the best decision.

For more information, contact a pool pump service in your area.