Pool Pump or Pool Motor?

Pool Parts 101: The Difference between a Pump and a Motor

Here’s the difference between a pool pump and motor

Ok, hear me out. This topic may be on the little shallow end in terms of depth of discussion but for new pool owners this subject can be confusing. I have worked at Inyo for years and if I had a nickel for every time a caller described a motor as a pump or a pump as a motor I would have $20,483.15 (probably not an accurate count.) But you get my meaning. It happens a great deal and the miscommunication can cause frustration for both the customer and the technician, so I am here to clear it up. (more…)

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Parts of a Pool Pump

Identifying Major Pump Parts and Their Functions

A person who has had the pleasure of seeing the innards of a pump (opened by their own hand or glancing over the shoulder of a technician) may have noticed it looks simpler than expected. After all, the pump is this piece of machinery that can pump 80 gallons or more a minute, leaving one to expect a few bells and whistles hidden away inside the casing. But in practice the pool pump can be broken down into two categories of parts; the drivetrain and the outer structure. Or put simpler, the parts that push and pull the water and the ones that keep it from leaking. (more…)

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