A Basic Guide to Understanding Pool Pump Motors

Pool pump motors are located on the ‘dry end’ of the pump and convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. A motor’s main purpose is to power the pump’s impeller, which is the device that moves the pool water into and through the pump. A properly sized and well-maintained motor can last for 8-10 years. Conversely, poor conditions can cause a motor to fail after one year. Understanding some basic information about pool pump motors will help to extend its life and optimize performance.
Heat Pump Comparison

The Swimming Pool Heat Pump Comparison Guide

The keys to choosing a swimming pool heat pump consists of knowing what size you need and what makes one brand model different from the rest. To help you out, we have comprised a chart of four different heat pumps and listed the important specs that you should look for when choosing a heat pump. The heat pumps we have compared are from Jandy, Pentair, Hayward and AquaCal. They are in the 110k BTU to 118K BTU range because there is no standard heating temperature. This list only features the important items we felt were most relevant when looking for a heat pump and of course each heat pump offer other features but this way we get to compare what would be like comparing the heat pump “engine sizes”.

The Life Expectations of a Salt Cell

Understanding the life expectancy of a salt chlorinator cell and how to ensure they work properly in your swimming pool is easier with this guide.

How to Find the Correct Swimming Pool Pump Motor

If your swimming pool pump is starting to run loudly or making strange noises, it might be time for a new pump motor. Though replacing a motor can seem daunting, we’re here to help you easily identify your replacement motor.

Polaris 280 Installation Guide

The installation of the Polaris 280 pool cleaner is a pretty straight forward and consists of four main steps. In an in-ground swimming pool, we begin by having a dedicated return line with a 1-1/2” female fitting; this is what’s recommended for the easiest install. The first step is to flush out the return line by turning the pump on for a minute and then turn it off. Next, install the universal wall fitting (UWF), to do so, disconnect the UWF from the quick connect and screw it on to the fitting with the blue restrictor plate. Now, reattach the quick disconnect by inserting it into UWF, turn it clockwise and pull.

Polaris Pool Cleaner Model Differences

Today, we are going to discuss the different types of Polaris swimming pool cleaners so you can easily decide which pool cleaner is best for your unique swimming pool needs. We will begin by showing you the differences between the various models and separate which ones are suction-side and which ones are pressure-side pool cleaners:

Pentair Kreepy Krauly Letro Legend and Letro Legend II Comparison

The Pentair Kreepy Krauly Letro Legend and Letro Legend II are two very similar pressure-side swimming pool cleaners that at first look might be the same but they actually are not. We are going to help you determine which one pool cleaner is ideal for you. The first and most important question you need to have answered is; “Does your in-ground swimming pool have a booster pump?”

Common Types of Above and In-Ground Swimming Pools

Swimming pools come in many different shapes and sizes. They are built using different materials and construction techniques. There are several types of swimming pools but what’s the difference between them? To get a better understanding about this subject, let’s take a closer look at the most common types of swimming pools.
Pentair Intelliflo Pool Pump

What’s the difference between the IntelliFlo 011028, 011017, and 011012?

You’ve decided to buy one of the best swimming pool pumps on the market today, the Pentair IntelliFlo. But the problem is you don’t know if you need the IntelliFlo VF or the IntelliFlo VS. With both pumps being built on the renown IntelliFlo platform, you can be guaranteed that these pool pumps are efficient and durable. The differences between the VF and the VS are in each of its features. Similarly, both pumps use the a permanent magnet motor to cut down on energy consumption and each pump operates at lower speeds, ultimately saving you money on energy costs. The noticeable difference is the control panel on each pump.

Goldline Aqua Rite Saltwater Chlorinator Review

The Goldline AquaRite Salt chlorine system is a complete salt chlorinator setup made by Hayward. The AquaRite delivers soft, silky water with no chlorine odor. With salt chlorinators becoming the new standard for pools, it would be a good idea to upgrade to a system that you know will give you the best results. Benefits: Never buy, measure or mix old fashioned chlorine again, No more red eyes, itchy skin, or strong chlorine odors, Up to 40,000 gallon capacity, Superior water quality, Easy to use and low maintenance with low operating costs.