The proper horsepower for your pool pump depends on a number of factors. So before you jump on the bigger-is-better bandwagon, take a moment to get the facts. Let’s start with an unpopular and incredible statement: A typical size residential pool can be circulated effectively with a 1 HP pump. What?! Only 1 HP? Please accept my apology for the rude awakening that many pool builders and installers push unnecessarily over-sized pumps that are more expensive to buy as well as operate. (more…)
A lie, I say! Pump manufacturers may categorize it as a “fudging of the numbers” but let’s call a spade a spade. They are at best trying to mislead the homeowner. We take phone calls from customers every day attempting to match their current motor label information to a new replacement motor and a confused groan usually follows our explanation of the result. Well, we finally had enough of the manufacturers’ trickery and we want to put you in the know. Time to break it down like a fraction. (more…)
Are All Motors Created Equal?
If you are one of the lucky ones who can still read your motor label, you’re already one step ahead of the game. Searching for your replacement pool motor can seem rather daunting at first. Take your model number, type it into the search field on our site, and VOILA your motor pops up. However, after clicking on the motor you notice one major difference – the horsepower. You are absolutely certain the motor in your hand has a 1.5 horsepower motor, but the one listed on the website is a 1.0 horsepower. Thinking you must have typed in the wrong number, you re-enter the model number again. Same result.
So, is the 1.0 horsepower the same as a 1.5 horsepower?
Because this is a loaded question, we first must understand the dynamics between the specs on your motor label. (more…)