More stories about 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

  • Entrapment Diagram

    When the drain is blocked, water is no longer fed into the suction line, causing the low pressure point or “vacuum” at the pump impeller to lengthen until it reaches the drain and holds down whatever is causing the blockage.