Let’s start off by saying your pool pump and pool motor are NOT the same thing. In fact, they are 2 very different and equally important components of your pool’s functionality. Wait, aren’t they connected? Yes, your pool pump and pool motor are connected, but that doesn’t mean that they are one. Pool Pumps and motors work together and rely on each other. They are both part of your pool’s circulation system. Here is what makes them different.
The Pool Pump
The pool pump is the heart of a swimming pool’s filter system. The pump’s main function is to circulate the water throughout so it can be effectively sanitized. The pool pump pulls water from the drain and the skimmer. It then pushes the water through the filter, heater, and chlorinator back into the pool. The pump “guts” are made up of gaskets, impellers, diffusers, and strainer baskets. This is also called the wet end of the pump. These parts are mainly stationary pieces of plastic without the motor. Let’s now take a look at the motor.
The Pool Motor
The pool motor is a steel cylinder attached to the “wet end”. The motor brings the pump to life. It is the electrical driving force for your pool’s filtration. Without the motor, your pool would not have any filtration and your water would be stagnant. Pool motors can be black, gold, or almond in color. They are available in 3 different speeds; single, dual, and variable. Variable speed motors are newer and more energy efficient. They allow the pool owner to program scheduled run times.
The pool pump and pool motor together maintain your pool’s circulation. Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of your pool’s filtration system. For all your pool service needs in Southwest Florida call Cannonball Pool Service 239.440.9888.