Understanding How Swimming Pool Pumps Work

Many homeowners love swimming pools for their recreational and entertainment qualities. Hotels, massage parlours and day spas favour them for relaxing their clients and sports centres recommend swimming as excellent exercise for keeping in shape. Swimming pools are made up of many parts but the swimming pool pump is the most important. Pool pumps are delicate systems that ensure the smooth functioning of the swimming pool and also help to keep the pool clean.

The swimming pool pump is an important part of the filtration system. Filtering the water in the swimming pool helps keep the pool clean and germ-free. The pool pump controls the filtration system without which the pool will get too dirty too quickly. Self-priming swimming pool pumps are favoured because when the filtration system is turned on, the pump will fill itself. Many homeowners appreciate this because priming a swimming pool can be very difficult.  
The swimming pool pump is made up of many parts such as the motor that turns at high speed to aid the pumping action and control the impeller. The pump housing is otherwise known as the vacuum chamber fills with water creating the vacuum that is important in draining water out of the pool. The diffuser helps take the air out of the pump.

The various parts of a swimming pool pump work well together to keep the pool clean and free of bacteria and other undesirables. The pool pump is very expensive and because it is left in the exterior of the home, it is vulnerable to theft and damage. This is why most insurance companies include cover for the swimming pool pump in their building and home contents insurance.  
Swimming pools require active, vigorous and regular maintenance.

Checking the condition of the pump now and again is advisable to keep track of any wear and tear. Homeowners must attend to any serious swimming pool and pool pump problems as they happen to prevent further damages which may be even more expensive to repair.