Buying a Swimming Pool Pump? Here’s what you need to know.

A swimming pool pump passes the pool water through the pool filter and sometimes, a pool heater. A pump is effective when it passes the water through the filter once every 12 hours, also known as a turnover. The effectiveness is measured through the size of the pool and the turnover rate. It’s calculated by the gallons per minute (GPM) of water it passes.

What is a swimming pool pump?

It’s a common part of swimming pools that allows you to pump water through a filter, circulate it, and keep it clean. It’s an important component that ensures the pool water is cool and safe to bathe in.

Do I need a swimming pool pump?

Traditionally, pools were cleaned manually with skewers. While this helps remove large particles such as leaves, it’s not as effective for cleaning fine debris such as dust, sand, or dirt.

A swimming pool pump is ideal for cleaning the debris at the bottom of the pump to render the pool water dirt-free and ideal to swim in.

What are the key parts of a swimming pool pump?

A basic swimming pool pump has five different components. They are:

  • Water inlet – This allows the pool water to enter the pump. The diameter of the inlet directly impacts the flow rate of the pump.
  • Water outlet – The water exits the pump from this area. Again, the diameter of the outlet dictates the flow rate of the pump.
  • Filter – This is an important component since it captures the debris before the water re-enters the pool. They are also known as sand filters or strainer baskets and are built from high-quality, erosion-resistant plastic.
  • Impeller – This spinning component propels the water out of the pump. It sucks the water into the impeller face and expels the water through the side.
  • Motor – The motor is the force that runs the impeller, draws water into the pump and again out of it.

How does a swimming pool pump work?

At the heart of a good swimming pool is an effective pump. It circulates the water, disperses the treatment chemicals, and prevents the water from stagnating. It achieves this by pulling the water through an inlet, passing it through the filter, and then pumping it back out into the pool.

Why choose Kirloskar KPP swimming pool pump?

This is a high-performing pump that works silently.

It can be used for water circulation and filtration in various systems such as:

  • Hot springs
  • Swimming pools including suction sweeping
  • Spas
  • Water treatment systems
  • Landscape fountains
  • Light industries

Some of the features are:

  • Built-in thermal overload protection
  • Pre-filter basket
  • Quiet operation
  • Self-priming
  • Lightweight and compact design
  • Mechanical seal
  • Dynamically balanced rotating parts

For more information on swimming pool pumps, motors, and other equipment, feel free to contact us at +91 98199 07445. We would be glad to assist you in finding the best match for you based on your requirements. VEMC is an Kirloskar authorised dealer of pool pumps and provides end-to-end project management services to its clients. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified and a pioneer in the field of electromechanical engineering products, allied equipment, and services. For inquiries, contact us at