The pump is essentially the heart of the swimming pool’s circulation system. Your pool’s circulation system comprises the elements of your pool that take water from the pool, filters it, sanitizes it, and returns the water back to the pool. If your pump is not running, the water from your pool is not being properly circulated or filtered.
Pool water comes from the circulation pump into the filter where small debris particles are removed through depth or surface filtration, and then goes on to the heater or back to the pool.
A filter works through mechanical separation of water and debris through surface or depth filtration. Sand filters use special filter sand, cartridge filters pass water through a fibrous element, and DE filters pass water through a thin layer of diatomaceous earth that is coated onto a grid.
A gauge located on the filter or valve can be used to measure the back pressure or resistance in your filter system. When the pressure increases by 10 psi, the filter should be cleaned to reduce resistance and improve water flow.
Cartridge filters require disassembly and cleaning of the cartridge periodically to remove debris from the filter.
DE and Sand filters require periodic backwashing to remove debris from the filter. To accomplish this water is directed through the pool filter by a valve (multiport, vertical, or other). Once the water runs through the filter, it flows to the pool heater or back into the pool. To backwash, the valve is manipulated to reverse flow and direct debris-filled water to waste.
Whatever your climate, warmer or cooler, you will want to experience the comfort of heating your pool. Even if the air temperature seems warm enough, it doesn’t necessarily mean your pool’s water is comfortable enough to swim in.
The only way to continuously enjoy your pool is to heat the water to the perfect temperature, there are pool and spa heating solutions for every application, budget and climate – let’s explore them.
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