Swimming pool pumps come in many sizes and shapes to fit the needs of each pool owner. Swimming pools have a system for circulation, and at the center of it is the pump. Therefore, it is imperative for a properly working spa, that the pump be in good condition, and the proper size for that particular spa. The benefits of a good pool pump will be years of enjoyment of your pool, and the health benefits associated with the pool pump working properly.
Types of Pool Circulation Systems
Pool pumps come in various types and sizes to meet the needs of different size pools. Spa pumps consists of two parts; the wet end which contains the moving parts, and the impeller which moves the motor to turn the impeller. The front of the pump is where the intake or suction is located and on the top is where the water leaves the pump under pressure.
When purchasing a new or replacement spa pump, you need to know some specifications. You also need to know if it is a waterway spa or a circulation spa motor. Pool pumps come in both kinds, and will not work interchangeably.
Benefits Of The IntelliFlo® VS+SVRS Intelligent Variable Speed Pump
There’s simply no better way to add a Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS) to your public pool or spa than with the IntelliFlo VS+SVRS pump. It helps prevent suction entrapment and also provides value that no other solution can. While other safety solutions represent an added cost, the IntelliFlo VS+SVRS pump is an investment that may potentially save thousands of dollars in energy costs over its long life.
• Meets ASME A220.127.116.112 standards for anti-body entrapment protection.
• Onboard intelligence detects blockage and automatically shuts pump off within seconds.
• Breakthrough motor technology provides energy savings while being safety compliant.
• 8 settable, changeable speeds ranging from 1100 to 3450 RPMs.
• NSF certified and UL and ETL Listed.
• Easy to program and monitor: simple push-button controls and clear LCD readouts make operation a cinch.
• Ability to set minimum and maximum speeds: The IntelliFlo VS+SVRS pump will only operate within the ranges you set to help assure safer operation and long equipment life.
• Built-in clock and timer: eliminates the need for an added time clock or expensive controller.
The IntelliFlo® VS+SVRS Pump’s permanent magnet motor produces far less heat and vibration than traditional induction motors. This not only results in less stress and wear on pump components, but on other equipment, too. Exclusive load-sensing software provides nearly instant priming which saves energy and reduces wear and tear on the pump. Plus, built-in diagnostics protect the IntelliFlo VS+SVRS pump from the most common causes of premature pump failure—loss of prime, overheating, freezing and voltage irregularities. The result is you can expect dramatically longer life and an even greater return on your investment.
The only SVRS compliance solution that reduces operating costs Don’t just comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Safety Act, upgrade your pool with the intelligent IntelliFlo VS+SVRS pump. This pump not only meets safety requirements, it provides longer, trouble-free service, and may save thousands of dollars in utility costs over its long life.
Common Pool Pump Problems
Spa pumps draw water in from suction ports like main drains and skimmers, then return this water through the jets. The front of the pump is the location of the intake or suction, and on the top is where the water leaves the spa pump under pressure. This is most likely where you will notice a problem, as the pump will collect puddles of water under it. If all is running smoothly, there will be no noticeable water collections. According to the United States Electrical Union, you should be careful if you try and replace this yourself, and make sure to disconnect your pool or spa from any electrical source.
Pool Pump Benefits
Good circulation is the goal of pool pumps. Keeping the water moving and letting the chemicals combine in the water helps to keep the water bacteria free. This is of great concern because the temperature of the water is conducive to bacteria growth. When the pump is working properly, the health benefits derived from the warm water cascading over injured body parts is amazing, and many people enjoy faster recoveries because of the warm water’s healing properties.
Consult with Pool Pump Experts
If your pool pump breaks down, this is a serious problem for most spa owner’s, and it is recommended that if you are unsure of the method to repair or replace your pump, that you hire an expert technician. This is especially important because the combination of electricity and water make the repair particularly dangerous if you are unsure of the process.
Consider hiring a All Florida Pool & Spa Center if you consistently get inappropriate readings from your tester. If may be the tester or the water have to be drained, the walls cleaned and then refilled. Remember to stay safe and consult the professionals for any help you need with pool and spa pump maintenance.