3 Reasons You Should Upgrade Your Pool Pump

At some point, whether you bought your home with a pool already installed or you installed it yourself, you committed to a large financial investment. Pools require cleaning, maintenance, and often extensive upgrades over the years. Not to mention, the effect on your utility bill could be astronomical.

One of the ways you can ease the workload and also the pressure on your checkbook, is to invest in a new pool pump. Here are three ways a new pool pump can make your life so much easier:

Energy Costs

Outdated pool pumps are energy guzzlers, running up your utility bill every single month and often becoming more of a burden than a luxury for home owners. With the constant advances in technology, new model pumps are actually the more affordable option despite the upfront expenditure. This is because they are built to use less energy to operate, while helping keep your pool's water stay clean with regular maintenance.

It is also best that you create a strict schedule for when you run the pool pump and how long. Many home owners leave their pump running too long, which not only wears down the lifespan of the pump but also runs up the energy usage.

Size and Noise

Attributed again to advances in technology, the newer pool pumps cause less noise and are significantly smaller. While it is still important that the size of your pump be large enough to maintain proper filtration throughout your pool, having an oversized and older pump will cause significantly more noise, waste energy, and is susceptible to underperform in its filtration duties.

The noise reduction is more of an added bonus than anything else is. Although it doesn't quite make the pump run more efficiently or increase its lifespan, it does save you and your neighbors the trouble of constantly hearing your loud filtration system.

Features and Less Cleaning

Newer pool pumps also come with better features; features that may not have been available when you purchased your pump. Today's pumps can automate when the pump is in use, controlling water amounts and filtration. Having these features means that your pool is essentially set to self-clean at intervals that will not run up your utility bill and will limit the amount of times you need to have the pool professionally cleaned. If you've taken the time to create a filtration schedule, adjusting your pump's timer to match this will save you any troubles of remembering to turn your pump on and off.

Contact a company such as Shenton Pumps to learn more.