The Pool Boys provide pool pump diagnosis, repair and installation services for most pool pump models. We are an Authorized Dealer for Hayward, Pentair and Jandy Pool Pumps. We can offer information to help you make a decision on which style and brand of pump will suit your wants and needs. There has recently been a trend of pool owners switching to Variable Speed Pumps to achieve a quieter pool pump coupled with great energy savings, which equals out to cash savings for you at the end of the day.
Pool Pumps & Pump Motors
Pool pumps can serve several different purposes on a swimming pool system. Every pool system has, at the minimum, a main circulation pump. This pump acts as the heart of your system, circulating the water from the pool, through the filter, through any other equipment, and back to the pool. Without the main circulation pump you would end up with a stagnant body of water and eventually a swamp. Additionally you may have secondary pumps that run water features, spa jets, lazy rivers, swim jets, and a pool cleaner. Every pool system has its own unique setup.
Your main circulation pump needs to run for a minimum amount of time each day in order to properly care for your pool. Things like size of pump, size of plumbing, and gallons of pool are all taken into consideration when determining the correct amount of time to run your pool pump each day. Pool pumps consume a large amount of energy and can sometimes be costly to run for the necessary length of time. It is not recommended to shorten the amount of time that the pump runs each day in order to save money on electricity.
Technology is rapidly advancing and you can now save money on electricity by switching to a Variable Speed Pool Pump such as the Pentair Intelliflo. Variable Speed Pumps (VSP) work by allowing you to customize the speeds (RPMs) and time that the pump runs.
For example: A single speed pool pump runs at 3,450rpm the entire time it is running. With a VS Pump you could set it to run at 1,800rpm all morning, 2,800rpm all afternoon, and 1,200rpm all evening. This allows you to run the pump for longer periods of time and not lose control of your electricity bill. Additional benefits of Variable Speed Pool Pumps are that they generally run more quietly than single speed pumps; and the lower speed of the water flow will allow your filter to do a better job filtering the water.
Cleaner Pumps, also referred to as Booster Pumps or Sweep Pumps, are the driving force behind pressure side cleaners like the Polaris 280, Polaris 380, and Polaris 3900 that are commonly seen in swimming pools. These pumps take water that is already running through the system from your main circulation pump and boost it to create the pressure that drives these cleaners around.
These pumps are standard 3/4hp and have no basket to clean or empty. If they run dry, the seal leaks and motor failure can occur. If you think your Cleaner Pump is failing, turn off the timer for the Cleaner Pump and give The Pool Boys a call to schedule service at 832-473-5715. We can install most cleaner pumps the same day of the service appointment.
The Pool Boys provide pool pump diagnosis, repair and installation services for several pump models. We are an Authorized Dealer for Hayward, Pentair, and Jandy Pool Pumps. We can offer information to help you make a decision on which style and brand of pump will suit your needs without busting your budget.