Keep Your Water Healthy and Clean with a Pump

You should decide on the type of filtration system before the installation of your inground pool. Every swimming pool needs a proper system to keep the water at healthy levels, and a pump is the first component to maintaining your water. Some pumps are specially designed to work with in-ground pools; you can find a new or used model in this eBay category that will meet your needs.

How does a pump filter water?

The pump is the main part of the filtration system. It is connected to a series of hoses and filters. The water is first drawn up a hose that is called the influent line. This water will then pass through a straining basket. The pump's impeller pushes the water through the effluent line. Once it passes through this hose, it will then proceed to the filter. The filtered water is drained back into the swimming pool.

Are all pumps self-priming?

A pump needs to be primed for it to operate. The influent line must always be filled with water. Air in the line can cause a pump to malfunction. All in-ground pool pumps are self-priming as they sit above the water line. A self-priming pump allows the water to drain from the influent line to the pool. It is this action that causes the pump to prime. Many people choose to build the unit into the swimming pool wall. It is your personal preference for where you want the pump to be located.

Do you need to backwash a pump?

Backwashing is a process to clean the filter and pump by reversing the flow of water. This process pushes out the debris that can be found in the water. It only takes a few minutes to complete. It is recommended that you do this once a week and throughout the year. This keeps your filtration system running at optimal performance.

Who are the leading manufacturers of pumps?

There are several manufacturers on the market today. You can find pumps in a wide price range on eBay. These pumps even come in various shapes and models to fit your pool. Some the manufacturers include:

  • Polaris
  • Pentair
  • Hayward
  • Little Giant
  • TruSonik
  • A.O. Smith
  • Waterway Executive