Category Archives: Pump Repairs

Energy Efficient Pool Pump Installation in Orlando

In this video we show the real world performance of the Pentair Intelliflo variable speed pool pump. This pump has been the leader in efficiency for many years in the pool industry. If you have a pool and are looking to save money on your electric bill this pump is a great option for you. Following is our calculations from this particular installation. To help you compare the two pumps we have the single speed pump readings in red and the variable speed pump readings in green. Single Speed Pump / Variable Speed Pump Volts = 220 / 220 Amps…
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Energy Efficient Pump Installation

Starting July 1st 2011 a new law goes into effect banning the single speed pumps that we have been installing for years here in the Orlando area. The reason for this ban is that these pumps are quite frankly energy hogs compared to the newer energy efficient pumps. The only thing that consumes more electricity at the typical home is the air conditioner. Many pool builders have been putting in bigger and bigger pumps as the years pass by. I can remember when I was just starting out about 20 years ago when almost every pool had just a 1HP…
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A Move Toward More Efficient Swimming Pools

This month's Aqua magazine (for spa and pool professionals) reports a movement in the industry toward more efficient swimming pools.  The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals is working to establish national efficiency standards under APSP-15.  In the past, efforts like these have come haphazardly at the state and local levels through laws and regulations.  APSP-15 will offer the industry a more uniform standard. What does this mean for your pool?  Aqua reports, Pool efficiency laws are ushering in a new age of pool equipment design for residential pools.  The movement is having a strong effect on the way the pool circulatory system is put…
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Orlando Pool Pump Repair

Click on the pictures below once for a description and twice for higher resolution. For a majority of pool pump repairs we do near Orlando, replacing the motor is needed. Many people are confused with the terms pump & motor. To explain this, I typically make an analogy to a car. Think of your whole car as the pump and the engine of the car as the motor of the pump. So by changing the motor of your pump it would be like changing the engine of your car. You keep the same body and change the “working”…
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Pool Pumps Orlando – Capacitor

Did your motor just suddenly stop working? It could be just a simple blown capacitor. Instead of testing the capacitors, many Orlando pool companies just tell their customers that the motor needs to be replaced. They just do not have the knowledge of testing for these electrical components. This is especially true for pool cleaning companies that do not have a license to repair equipment. In my opinion the state of Florida falls short on testing for motor repairing. In all my 17 years in the pool business I have yet to be asked a question on capacitors.…
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Orlando Swimming Pool Pump Repair

Do you have a noisy swimming pool pump? If your pump sounds like this you have bearings that are worn.  This is usually the cause of water leaking from the shaft seal and getting into the motor to rust out the bearings. Always get leaks fixed ASAP. Shut down your pump until the necessary repairs can be made by a qualified technician. Many pool companies do not change bearings on swimming pool pumps.  They simply tell you your motor is shot and sell you a new motor.  In many cases this is the best solution but in some cases you…
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