More stories about Pumps

  • 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.

  • Product Placement

    Safety vacuum release systems and automatic pump shut-offs vary in their placement within the circulation system, depending on the brand.

  • Builder Bytes

    I use variable-speed pumps as much as possible.