More stories about Pumps

  • Energy Star Program Embraces Pumps

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to assign the well-known Energy Star designation to qualifying pool pumps.

  • Lack of Code Enforcement Angers Arizona Techs

    The open availability of illegal pumps and motors — and the absence of law enforcement on the issue — is frustrating pool professionals across the state

  • Pump Won’t Fully Prime

    When a pump starts to prime, but won’t fully prime (i.e., you can see air bubbles under the lid), it’s likely that the system has a small leak; and it’s usually on the suction side.

  • A Death on Taconic Road

    When most of us think of a homicide, images of plaster, rebar and a pool pump don’t typically come to mind.

  • Getting the Most

    Variable-speed pumps have come a long way, just ask Ben Honadel.

  • A.O. Smith Sheds Pool and Spa Unit

    A major industry manufacturer has sold its decades-old pool and spa pump motors division.

  • A.O. Smith to Buy Lochinvar

    One of the industry’s leading manufacturers of pump motors and heating equipment just got larger.

  • Arizona Prepares for Pump Law

    Industry groups across Arizona are educating their members about the state’s upcoming pool pump efficiency standards.

  • SoCal Utility Increases Pump Rebate

    One of the nation’s largest electrical suppliers recently increased its rebates for variable-speed pumps.

  • The Five Types of Entrapment

    Generally speaking, an entrapment occurs when a person comes in contact with an improperly protected suction outlet, and a part of their body, jewelry, clothing or hair is entrapped, entangled or held down by the force created by the pump. There are curre