Pool Equipment

Choosing Pool Equipment For Your Needs

There are many different types of pool equipment. Whether you have a large or small pool, there is a type of equipment that will work for you. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right equipment for your needs. A telescopic pole can be a great tool for cleaning the pool. These poles can be extended or contracted and will give you flexibility in your cleaning process. You should look for telescopic poles with thick, sturdy tubes and heavy-duty aluminum construction. Another great type of telescopic pole is one that has a skimmer attachment. This is an essential tool for skimming leaves from the pool.


When selecting a pump for your pool equipment, you should keep two things in mind: the type of filtration required and the chemical demand. In the summer, pool water has a higher chemical demand and a greater amount of debris that needs to be removed. In addition, water temperature can change throughout the day, requiring a more thorough filtration process. One way to figure out how much time your pump needs to run is to use a “rule of thumb”: a pool pump should run for about 12 hours per day during the warmest months of the year. During the winter and spring, the amount of time that your pump runs can be reduced to five hours.


Pool filters have a number of settings that control the amount of water that goes through the filter. Depending on the settings, the water can either circulate through the filter, or it can be forced to exit the filter. The filter settings are typically standard and are used during normal pump and filter operations. The backwash settings are used for scheduled maintenance, or clearing blockages in the filter. When a filter is not working, the dirty water will drain through the waste port and go directly to a sewer.


Skimmers are a great way to keep debris from floating around in your pool. These solar-powered devices float around the pool surface under their own power. However, they need to be emptied periodically.

Return jets

The correct placement of return jets is critical to the circulation of water in a swimming pool. If the jets are aimed straight up, the water in the pool will become stagnant and will not move well, and it may even cause chemical off-gassing. It can also reduce circulation, which can have negative effects on the pool’s foundation.

Spa jets

While some spa jets are fixed, others can be rotated and positioned in a variety of directions. Some larger jets mix water and air to create even more splash. Some are even finished in stainless steel, chrome, or soft rubber.

Flow gauge

A Flow gauge on pool equipment measures the amount of water flowing into and out of your swimming pool. There are two main types of flow meters: analog and digital. Digital meters have the advantage of being more accurate. In addition, they are also much easier to read.

Chemical dosing

There are many different types of chemical dosing systems for pools, including automatic dosing systems, manual dosing systems, and chemical pumps. The most common type is a chemical pump, which delivers a constant dosage of liquid chlorine. These pumps can also handle acid and base solutions. They are often connected to a pool’s chemical controller and can also be used to monitor pH and alkalinity levels.

Electric robotic cleaner

An electric robotic cleaner for pool equipment can perform a variety of tasks. Some models are designed for thorough cleaning while others are programmed to clean specific areas of the pool. The advanced cleaners can also detect the shape and water line of the pool so they can customize their cleaning cycles accordingly. Some models are even remote-controlled or can be operated through an app on a smartphone.