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Pump Options


When you have determined the Flow Rate needed for your pool and gathered other information to help you size the pump, you will see there are many options available that affect the operation of the pool and pump and the use of electricity. This section presents information about those options and how to determine which pump will work best for you.


Pumps with a Purpose


            Pumps are designed for specific types of use. Among those are:


-          Booster  pumps, above ground pumps, in ground pumps


 -          Waterfall & Water Feature pumps

These pump are designed to provide the correct water flow and pressure needed to produce the effect you need for a beautiful waterfall or fountain or other feature


-          3 phase pumps are used where 3-phase power is what is available rather than the more common single phase


-          Commercial Pumps are pumps with high horsepower made for very big pumping jobs. They are usually at least 3 HP and go up to 5, 7.5, 10 and higher HP levels.



Some pumps have motors or controls that are more efficient in the use of  electricity than others. Careful attention to this can save you money.


-          Single speed, 2-speed and variable speed pumps


-          Standard and energy efficient single speed pumps


            Pumps have different Horsepower and Service Factors ratings that affect the Total Brake  Horsepower and Flow Rates produced.


-          Up-rated and full-rated pumps (what's the difference?)

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