Your pool pump has the essential job of circulating water throughout your pool by pulling water through the skimmer and pushing it through the filter. Given the importance of this piece of equipment, you need to make sure you choose the right product when the time comes to replace your existing pump.
Factors to consider with a new pump
When replacing the pool pump, a lot of people want to jump straight into buying the most powerful pump they can. However, it’s important that you choose a pump which is right for your needs. While a pump which isn’t powerful enough won’t be able to keep up, a pump which is too big can have its own set of problems as your filter and plumbing won’t be able to keep up with the flow rate. This can damage your pipework and filter, as well as adding unnecessary expense to your electricity bill.
Remember that you need to match the size of your pump to your filter to avoid damage. For example, if your pump is too big for your sand filter, the water won’t get filtered properly and it causes too much pressure in the tank. Similarly, a too-powerful pump can put pressure on your cartridge filter and cause the cartridge element to fail. Attaching a powerful pump to a smaller filter is a recipe for disaster so always take note of your filter when choosing your new pump. Although your existing pump will generally be the correct size, make sure you confirm that you’re opting for the correct match.
When it comes to your new pool pump, you also need to consider how long it takes the pump to completely circulate all of the pool water as it’s recommended that you fully turn over the total volume of your pool once per day. You should aim for your new pump to be able to do this in at least eight hours.
Get expert advice
If you’re not sure where to start when purchasing your new pool pump, get some advice from a certified pool technician. They’ll be able to take a look at your pool and recommend a pump based on your pool size, level of use, and the type of filter you have.
At Pool Assist, we carry a range of swimming pool filters and pumps from the leading brands so you can be confident you’re receiving a product that will perform optimally. Our friendly, professional pool experts are happy to help find the best option for your pool or spa. Our technicians also carry out servicing and repairs on all of your pool equipment.
For high-quality pool pumps and pool filters Perth, visit Pool Assist today. We have three convenient store locations across the Perth metro area.