Finding the perfect combination of swimming pool pump and filter is essential in creating an effective filtration system for your above ground pool. Below we have included some, easy to follow, steps to make sure you are choosing the right pump/filter combination for your pool.
The purpose of choosing the correct combination is to avoid any problems that could potentially create premature malfunctions, ineffective filtration or safety hazards. The pump and filtration system of an above ground pool sits fairly close to the pool, creating a shorter travel time for your water to pass through your filter and back to your pool. Before deciding what horsepower you need, it’s important to take the following factors into consideration:
- General Pool Size – small, medium, or large
- Filter Type – sand or cartridge
- Cleaner Type – suction side, pressure side, or robotic
Finding the correct sizes that work well together will greatly affect the way your pool will perform. Above ground pool pumps range from 1/2-1½ HP and a pump with too much horsepower will create excess water movement. If you have a smaller pool, this could pose as a safety hazard, creating unpredictable water flow.
|First, figure out what size range your pool falls into. Filter sizes are relative to the pool size. A smaller pool will require a smaller filter and a larger pool will require a larger filter.|
|Second, find out which filter type you’d prefer. There are two main types for above ground pools: sand and cartridge. Each has their own benefits and filter to different microns.|
|Third, know what type of cleaner you’ll be using. Suction side, pressure side, and robotic cleaners effectively clean an above ground pool but are powered differently.|
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|For your convenience, we offer filter and pool pump combinations. Take the guesswork out of choosing the correct swimming pool pump and filter by selecting one of our many packages. We offer a selection of pump and filter combinations to properly fit your above ground pool.|