Getting inside your swimming pool pump
Take a closer look at the parts of this important piece of equipment
Part of owning a swimming pool and keeping it running in peak condition is knowing how all of the parts work. If you do not know how all of your pool equipment is put together, this may cost you time and money in the future. Instead of waiting until you need to know or even waiting until something is already broken, why not take a moment to learn now?
Here is a quick guide to getting to know your swimming pool pump.
The strainer basket keeps debris from entering and clogging the pump. It also collects the debris to clean the pool. This basket does need to be cleaned regularly and inserted properly in order for it to stay in working order.
The filter works in the same way the filter for your air conditioner works. It simply allows the water to pass through it, catching and removing any particle debris before sending the water back into the pool. The filter will need to be cleaned from time to time.
The skimmers are the intakes for your pool pump. They work by bringing in contaminated surface water to be cleaned. They also keep the water circulating for maximum sanitation. These skimmers need to be kept clear of debris.
The returns or jets are usually under water and they are the small openings that send the water back into the swimming pool. They also help keep the swimming pool water circulating, so they need to be adjusted from time to time to make sure they are facing the correct direction.
Valves are the main flow control component for the intake of the pool pump. They need to remain properly lubricated and in smooth functioning movement. They also should remain open at all times so that the pump will work properly.
Good advice for all pool equipment
The parts to your swimming pool pump are actually not that confusing at all. The key to keeping your pump in proper working order is to make sure these parts are clean, free of debris and properly maintained.