A pool cleaner makes owning a swimming pool more enjoyable. Keeping the bottom pool surface clean can be a tedious task. Many times homeowners neglect the bottom which allows for surface stains to appear. We will discuss the different types of pool cleaners in this article. Generally speaking, there are 4 types available on the market today. The Polaris pool cleaner is the most common brand used in swimming pools. Each has their advantages and disadvantages.
Pressure cleaners also use the main pool pump but use the return water to power the unit. This type collects the debris in a bag attached to the pool cleaner. Many people like this type better than the suction side since it does not affect the filter as much. A three way valve is usually installed to direct some of the water flow towards the cleaner. Pressure side pool cleaners move faster when you divert more pressure towards it.
Just ensure that you have the correct information about the product such as its flow speed, horse power, and the kind of filter it is compatible with. A sand filter requires a quick pumping speed to allow quick flow of water. If not, the sand filter might be a disappointment as it will most likely clog some sections of the filter chamber. If that happens, your swimming pool’s water will be stagnant. The main thing is to eliminate the filtering issues completely with the new pump because they can easily consume lots of money.
Following the above two steps, remove debris from the Osprey Pool Pump Repair basket. Turn the pump off before you open the basket, remove it and then empty the gathered debris. Your filtration system will run more smoothly if the basket is clean so the water can flow freely through. When you have the basket out, check the oil rings for cracks and replace it if necessary.
Cavitation occurs when the discharge capacity of the pump exceeds the supply of water available. The vacuum created within the pump is enough to literally suck the oxygen out of the water, causing bubbles to form. The condition can occur when you install a pump that is too large for the suction side of the recirculation system or when there is an excessively long suction line.
With the old mechanical seal completely removed, inspect the pump shaft and sleeve along with the seal recess for damage. There are times when you may have to replace the pump shaft but that is another repair within itself.
Prime the Pool Pump – any time the pump lid is removed and reinstalled during cleaning, be sure the pump is filled with water up to the top of the inlet before restarting the pump. Simply use the hose or a small bucket with water from the pool to add water to the pump. This will assist the pump upon starting and avoid running the pump dry for any length of time.
Robotic cleaners operate on low voltage usually 12 volts. They feature onboard filters that can collect even the finest debris. Many models flow a fair amount of water so you can reduce the amount of time your main pump runs. Even though they cost the most, they can save you quite a bit on energy, eventually saving you money. These are by far the most complex units, therefore they are the most expensive to repair.