Swimming Pool Pumps Explained


The swimming pool pump is the heart of the pool system, just like your engine is the heart of your car.  Your pool pump is a key component of the filtration process.

How The Pool Pump Works

The pool pump draws water from your pool into the skimmer box, where it's passed through a fine strainer basket the hair and lint pot and onto the impeller.  The water is then returned to the pool by the pool return lines.

Choosing The Right Pool Pump

It's important to size your pool pump correctly. This will ensure that your pool runs at an optimum level, resulting in fewer problems, easier maintenance, lower energy costs and longer equipment life.

There are 4 questions you need to answer before speaking to your pool professional to enable them to recommend a pool pump suitable for your needs:

  1. What's the Total Pool Volume? Calculate, in metres (Width x Length x Average Depth) x 1000.
  2. How often do you want to circulate the water - every 4 or 8 hours?
  3. Will you be using any water features or in-floor cleaning systems?
  4. What is the distance from the pool to where the pool pump will be located?

If you are building a new pool your builder will ensure that your pump and filter are correctly matched for optimum performance.

Pool Pump Maintenance Tip

The hair and lint pot needs to be emptied and cleaned on a regular basis throughout the swimming season.  If it's allowed to clog up and block the water flow, the seals will crack and the motor burn out.

Zodiac FloPro ePump

The Zodiac FloPro ePump is a quiet, ultra energy efficient, high performance pool pump specially designed for Australian conditions.

A variable speed pool pump, the FloPro ePump is engineered to significantly reduce high electricity consumption and CO2 emissions commonly associated with swimming pool pumps.

Zodiac FloPro ePump Features & Benefits:

  • Easily adjustable and customisable 8-speed controller with timer, enables you to control your pump remotely.
  • Large 2.8 litre hair and lint pot will handle plenty of debris.
  • Ultra efficient TEFC motor, made to handle the harsh Australian environment, whilst saving money on power consumption by up to 70%.
  • Reduce CO2 emissions and electricity consumption, due to the pumps ability to run at lower and quieter operating speeds.
  • Comes standard with ePump controller but is compatible with an Aqualink One Touch or PDA controller.
  • Backed by a 4 year warranty (2 years on the mechanical seal) you can be assured of many hassle-free years of use.