How a pool works
Knowing how a pool works can help you maintain your investment for years too come.
- The pump brings in water removing large debris
- When the pump’s impeller is reached, pressure forces water through the filer, catching any debris not caught by skimmer baskets.
- Water is treated and heated before it is returned to the pool.
- Water is drawn from your pool from the suction created by the pump. The pump generates pressure and returns the water to the pool, passing through the filter, then the heater, and the chlorinator.
Remember, maintenance is key to keeping your pool system at optimal performance.
How Pool Pumps Work
The pool pump allows the flow of water too circulate chemicals evenly through the pool, sanitizing it effectively and moving debris out of the pool. There are 2 types of pumps: variable and single-speed pool pumps. Key differences include:
Single Speed Pump
Run on fixed speed
Variable Speed Pump
run a variety of speeds
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How Pool Filters Work
The pool filter filters dirt particles out of the pool circulation system and keeps the pool clean.There are three main filter types available:
- Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.) Filters- Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.) Filters — Filter particles down to 3-5 microns, D.E. filters should be backwashed when the pressure gauge reads 8-10 psi.
- Sand Filters- Capture particles down to 20-40 microns, sand filters should be backwashed when the pressure gauge reads 8-10 psi. These filters require the least maintenance, and can go 5 years without needing the sand replaced.
- Cartridge Filters- Capture particles down to 10-20 microns, cartridge filters do not require backwashing. These filters allow you to save water and provide the support required to run an energy efficient pool.
How Pool Filters Work
Pool heaters warms the water to a pre-set temperature There are three main options to consider when it comes to a pool heater.
- Propane- Propane heaters require either a small tank that will need to be refilled regularly, or a larger tank that needs to be installed and refilled professionally.
- Natural Gas- Natural gas requires you to set down pipes, but it burns cleaner and is more environmentally friendly than alternatives. Gas heaters are typically more cost efficient than electric heaters.
Things to consider
There are many different factors to consider when creating your pool circulation system.
- Maintenance of proper chemical balance
- Prevention and removal of bacteria, algae and other microbials
- Prevention of dead spots
- Increased sanitation efficiency
- With the right equipment, you can improve your system functionality and the cleanliness of your pool in no time.