Don’t let a poor pump ruin the summer season for your organization or business. Great pools require great pumps. Pool pumps do more than just move the water around, they effectively send water through your filtering system to keep it free from bugs, leaves, plant material and other debris. They also help to sanitize your pool, keeping it clear and sparkling as they mixing the chemicals by circulating the water. You need a pool pump that is properly fitted to the pool in question to ensure effective functioning. What is needed to choose the proper pump for a given pool? Horsepower is a common answer to that question, but there is more to it than that. Just like finding a swimsuit that fits, your pump needs to fit your pool, because the best and most efficient pump is one that has been correctly sized for your pool. Using the proper pump will reduce energy waste and wear and tear on your other equipment. At Miami Pump and Supply, we we have the experience to assist you when choosing the correct pump for any pool in Florida and the Caribbean.
Volume of water to be handled and average pool depth are two things you need to know when looking at pumps. Next, flow rate, head, and turnover calculations are performed that show what is required to circulate the water in the time frame desired. Flow rate is pretty self-explanatory. It is the volume of water that travels through the pump in a given amount of time. Flow rate is measured in gallons per minute. “Head” is the term applied to describe the amount of resistance encountered by pool water moving through the filtration and circulation systems. All individual pieces of equipment that are connected to the filtration and circulation systems create resistance, and therefore must be considered in the calculations.
If math does not flow for you the way your pool water should, then contact us at Miami Pump and Supply. Whether you are in Florida or the Caribbean, you can leave the headaches to us, and get back to enjoying your summer!