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Restoring an Old Swimming Pool

Last year, I purchased a wonderful property which was located in an old town just south of Sydney. The property had been constructed in the 1920s and still looked absolutely wonderful. However, the pool had not been used for many years and it was in a very bad condition. The concrete was cracked and chipped, and weeds had grown up and pressed through the cracks in the pool surface. I called in a pool contractor who assessed the condition of the pool and then carried out renovation work. I am really pleased with the work and I learnt lots of cool things about looking after my pool.

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5 Key Features That Your Pool Pump Should Have in 2020

For many pool owners, the pump is necessarily evil that they need to maintain water circulation. Pool pumps carry out many important tasks, including filtering dirty water and adjusting the speed of flow in and out of your swimming pool. The good news is that these devices are getting better as the years go by. You can expect to see many unique features in modern versus traditional pumps, including more efficient motors and quieter operations.

If you're looking to install a new pool pump in 2020, here are key features that you should look out for.

A variable-speed motor

Modern swimming pools require variable rates of water flow to perform as expected. In other words, being able to adjust water speeds can help with cleanliness, customising water temperature and creating a unique appearance for your swimming pool water.

Pumps that have a variable speed motor can achieve the above functionality with ease. By setting different motor speeds, you can control water flow as desired to meet the needs of your pool.

Corrosion-proof construction

Pool pump components have to withstand the constant flow of water. Unfortunately, many older pumps would be subjected to corrosion and thus frequent maintenance. Modern pumps in 2020 do a much better job of resisting corrosion by having a special coating.

The coating may come in the form of an electrostatic layer or a special polymer that's water-resistant. In this way, your pump will be capable of resisting damage from contaminated water or inclement weather.

Large waste collection basket

If your pool experiences high traffic, you will likely need a large collection basket to remove debris. Pool pump clogging is a common issue that most people experience because the wastebasket fills up and debris begins blocking other pool pump components. This can be easily fixed by installing a large basket, yet many older pumps don't have this simple feature.

Make sure your new pump comes with a wastebasket of appropriate size. The basket should also be positioned such that overflowing debris doesn't end up blocking other essential pump components.  

A more efficient filtering mechanism

Speaking of debris, modern pool pumps contain better filtration mechanisms. By taking advantage of the variable motor, the pump can filter out more particles when water flows by, thus keeping your pool cleaner than usual. Furthermore, better filtration membranes contain highly specific pores that can capture more contaminants from the pool.

Energy efficiency

Finally, make sure you select a pool pump that doesn't consume as much energy as older models. The variable-speed motor uses less energy because it can be customised to operate faster only during peak hours. Higher-quality fan blades also rotate without consuming lots of energy.