Types of Pool Pumps
Gravity fed pumps are typically referred to as “Above Ground Pool” pumps. These pumps will always be installed below the waterline of the pool. The water from the pool naturally flows into the pump and is then pumped through the filter and back into the pool. When initially installed, the air in the strainer pot will need to be released to “prime” or fill the pump with water. When the pump is turned on, it will immediately start pumping water back into the pool. Our Waterway Hi-Flow pumps come in 1, 1 ½, and 2 HP with 1 ½” internal threads for plumbing. Our 1 ½ and 2 HP pumps are also available in our 2 speed high efficiency configuration. Above ground pools typically only have one return jet back into the pool from, the filter. Because of this, larger pools and oval shaped pools will require a larger pump to push the water around the pool. Also, a larger pump is beneficial for vacuuming and cleaning the pool as well. The available 2 speed pumps give you the best options when maintaining your pool. These pumps can run on low speed 24hrs a day providing constant filtration and using up to 50% less power than a single speed pump would use running for just 8-10 hrs. In high speed, these pumps work just like a single speed pump and provide the strongest suction and water movement when needed.
There are several variables to consider when choosing a pool pump. At Bonnie & Clydes, we do not sell pools with inadequate filtration systems. Each of our pools packages were designed with economy and ease of maintenance in mind. However, it is not a bad idea to upgrade your pump and filter if you desire.