Determining If Your Pool Pump Is The Right Fit

by / Monday, 09 December 2013 / Published in Blog

Pool Pump MotorWhen investing in new pool parts, the most important thing to realize is that not all pool parts are overly priced and as long as you do your research, you can land yourself the more affordable option. The biggest mistake that pool owners make is assuming by not running their pool pump, they will save a significant amount of money on their electric bill. However, this is not the case as not running your pool pump can end up causing even more problems than a few extra dollars on your bill.

While the pool pump is composed of two parts, the motor and the pump itself, they are generally referred to as an individual component. In order to save yourself the most money, you want to search for a pool pump that is efficient in how it expels the water it is pumping out.

The Average Home Pool Has Potential To Pump 40,000 Gallons Of Water Per Day


For instance, if you have a 20,000 pool in your backyard – your pool pump is roughly pushing out 40,000 gallons of water a day. Now, if you consider how many gallons of water your pump is taking out every minute? An efficient pump should successfully be filtering 1700 gallons for every hour the pump is running.

The key when shopping around for a pool pump is not to look for an energy efficient pump, because the energy efficiency derives from what times of day you run the pump. It is recommended that you run the pump for a few hours in the morning when it is still cool outside, then again in the evening when the sun begins to set.

To save yourself costs on the pool pump itself, look for a variable flow or speed pump – those are known as the most environmentally friendly pool pumps.