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1. Why frequency inverter?

The majority of pool pumps installed in the market now are single speed, they are quite powerful for heavy duties like backwash, but this is not constantly needed for pumping or filtration, a pool pump frequency inverter is an ideal solution for a crystal clear pool without wasting energy.

2. Why iSAVER?

iSAVER is the first patent design frequency inverter tailored for single speed pool pumps, with an iSAVER, energy saving can be up to 80% on single speed pool pumps and noise level reduced by 25%!

3. What is a self-priming pump?

A self-priming pump has the ability to handle air & gas content and evacuate air. During the initial start-up, the pump must first be filled with water.

4. Why must a self-priming pump first be filled with water?

A self-priming pump must have a sufficient amount of water in the pump housing. Only then can air content be transported in suction line. Therefore it is necessary to fill your pump up to the inlet connection with water. Failing this, the pump may be damaged due to dry running. Furthermore, the suction process shouldn’t be interrupted by repeatedly turning the pump off and on, as this will result in process restarting.

5. Is bigger swimming pool pump better?

Though it’s common for the pool owners to buy a pump larger than they need, the fact is that bigger is not better. Larger pumps not only produce larger electrical bills, but also can hinder filtration and can even damage a pool’s filter and/or heater.

6. How long should I run my pool pump?

An average filter system on your pool, if it was built correctly, should turn over the water around 2-3 times a day. With this assumption, you can safely run your filter for about 12 hours a day. That should (again, depending on your system) run all the water in your pool through the filter system at least once. We usually tell people to run their filter for 10-12 hours a day, It depends on time of year, size of pool, efficiency of filter and your chemical management.

7. How do I know what horsepower my pump is? Can I replace my motor with a lower horsepower motor?

The horsepower should be listed on the nameplate of the pump motor (in tiny letters - hp).

Horsepower is matched with the impeller inside the pump. Having a larger impeller on a smaller horsepower motor will cause premature failure of the motor. It is better to replace it with the same horsepower.

8. Why is my pump running hot and cutting off?

If an extension cord is used for the power supply of the pump, it must be the proper gauge to handle the voltage. A thin, smaller gauge extension cord will create resistance and cause a voltage drop by the time the electricity reaches the pump. The pump will run very hot and the internal thermal overload switch will shut the pump down to protect it. If this continues to happen, it will burn out the motor and a replacement will be needed.

9. Do I need to keep grass, shrubs, and vegetation away from my motor?

Always keep the pool equipment clear and ensure that there is nothing growing over the motor. If insects are a large problem in your area, treat for insects. The air circulation around the motor is crucial for proper operation. Failure to ensure proper air circulation will reduce the life of the equipment.

10. Why choose a variable speed pool pump?

The variable speed pool pump, as the name suggests, is a pool pump which can be adjusted and sometimes programmed speed to the flow as needed. If your pool is large, needs more or less filtration, and has a lot of traffic, a variable speed pool pump is a good option.