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
Pumps with a
designed for specific types of use. Among those are:
Waterfall & Water Feature
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
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
energy efficient single speed pumps
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?)