After my last article on how to calculate the total dynamic head (TDH) of your swimming pool, I decided to tackle a subject in a similar realm: high and medium head pumps. In the Total Dynamic Head (TDH) blog post we explained that TDH is essentially the force/resistance working against the pump as it pushes water through your pipes. The higher the feet of head, the harder your pump needs to push to counteract that resistance.
Calculate your feet of head according to the blog post or your choice of online calculator and select the style of pump accordingly:
- Medium Head Pump < 65 Feet of Head
- High Head Pump > 65 Feet of Head