Above Ground Pumps
If you have a semi inground swimming pool, then you'll need to decide whether to use an inground pump or an above ground pump. An above ground pump is typically 110/120 volt with a standard wall plug, and relies on gravity pushing water down in to the pump basket for priming.
An inground pump does not require gravity fed water like an above ground pump does, and is able to draw the water from the lower pool into the pump - this is known as self priming. Typically, inground pumps are 220 volt with the ability to switch to 110 volt, and most inground pumps need to be hardwired for installation.
You'll need an inground pump if the pool or pool water level is below the plane where the pump is installed, so be sure to consider where your pump is installed prior to purchasing a new pump.
The secret to clean, healthy pool water is your pool pump! Your pool pump acts as the heart of your pool, pulling water through the skimmer and main drains in to your filter and then out through your return jets. Every pool pump contains a motor, impeller and basket for trapping leaves, hair, lint and other debris as it passes through in to your filter unit. The impeller sits at the end of the pump motor, and as it turns, it pulls water through the pump in to the debris basket, and then back out of the top of the pump (the outlet) to your filter. It's important to always run your pump with the debris basket in place, as the impeller can easily become clogged by even medium-sized debris if it passes through the pump housing without being caught.
Your pool pump is vital in maintaining clean and healthy pool water. Through hydraulics, pool pumps prevent stagnant water and assist in powering the flow of water through your filtration, sanitation and heating equipment systems. With the right pool pump your pool will stay cleaner for a longer period of time, and you'll spend less time on pool maintenance.
We always recommend you read the owner's manual before purchasing any new pool pump.
As your pool pump acts as the heart of your pool, be sure to choose a trusted, leading brand. Pool Supplies Canada carries quality pool pumps from industry leading manufacturers, including Hayward, Jandy, Jacuzzi, Pentair and more. Plus, all of our pool pumps are sold brand new with a manufacturer's warranty and are CSA Approved.
Click on a manufacturer's logo below to browse our available above ground and inground pool pump models:
Can I Install a Pool Pump Myself?
Yes, the pump while being a critical part of the pool system can easily be installed by anybody with the right tools. In fact, you'll save a lot of money purchasing and installing your pool pump yourself. Always ensure to disconnect your electrical supply at the main panel before attempting to disconnect or reconnect your pool pump. It is recommended to use a licensed electrician if you are unsure of how to safely and properly replace your existing unit.
Contrary to belief, a larger pump is not always a benefit to your pool. Unless you have been advised by a pool professional, or someone in the know that your existing pump was undersized, it would be wise to replace your existing pump with the same horsepower pump, or with an energy saving and more efficient variable speed pump.
Troubleshooting Pool Pump Issues
The following issues are common problems that indicate you should replace your pool pump:
- - The pump isn't moving water
- - The motor isn't working or turns off after a bit
- - The pump is leaking water
- - The motor is sucking in air
- - The pump is making a loud noise
For more information on how to troubleshoot most common pool pump issues, visit our How To Guides section.
What Our Customers Are Saying
At Pool Supplies Canada, we take our customers feedback very seriously, and pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and great pricing on the most popular pool pumps in the industry. Below are just some of the many kind words we've received from our customers in the past - to see more, visit our Facebook or Customer Reviews page. It's no coincidence that we are Canada's number one pool pump supplier!
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