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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Pool Equipment

Never choose your pool equipment without homework, the smooth operation of your pool system and, in the same way, your comfort is measured.

Always avoid local and aftermarket or low-range products, as small savings may, in the long run, turn out to be a very poor choice. Some equipment, such as the hydraulic circuit, pool pumps, underwater light, and pool cleaner i.e. all valves and hoses, or pump and filter, are completely mandatory, while other equipment, such as a heat pump, is optional. You can find the list below important.

Compulsory swimming pool equipment

White goods for swimming pools

The white goods, i.e. nozzles, main drains, and caches are an integral part of the pond and cannot be disassembled. It is especially important to choose only high-quality products, as once they are installed, large, expensive work will be required to replace them.

Swimming pool hydraulic circuit

The hydraulic circuit, hoses and valves must be dimensioned and configured correctly from the start: once construction is complete, they will be difficult to adjust.

Study the estimates carefully and ask for an explanation of the proposed configurations, especially when there is a significant difference in price.

Our pool tip: It is not always financially possible to equip your pool as you wish, at least at first. Think ahead: Once you start building your pool, plan a configuration that will allow you to add additional equipment. For example: install a bypass that will enable you to connect a heat pump and design the electrical system accordingly, with a pool electrical box of sufficient capacity. In the construction phase, the cost of adding this equipment will be minimal

Swimming pool pump/filter pair

The pump/filter pair is truly the heart of your pool, as it circulates and filters the water. Whether you choose a single-speed or variable speed pump, sandblasting, cartridge, high-capacity filter or diatomaceous earth, the filter and pump must be fully compatible. To determine the capacity of each of them, you need to take into account the volume of water in the pond. You will also have to size the tubes accordingly. The pool installer will perform this calculation initially to enable you to choose the right size of equipment for your facility.

Swimming pool lighting

A lighting system is not required in the in-ground pool, but for safety reasons, it is highly recommended for night swimming. We have to mention that the above ground pool lighting system is highly recommended. It’s also very pleasing to the eye, especially with the multiple color options of LED technology now available: what could be more magical than pool lights at night that cast their changing reflections across the garden?

Optional swimming pool equipment

Swimming pool heating systems

Bathing in the gentle warm water is a pleasure that one never tires of. Swimming pool heating also improves the intervals during which it can be used. Boiler, heat exchanger, electric pool heater – or pool heater only – or heat pump*, all water heating systems are not equal in terms of energy efficiency. Study the most appropriate solution for your pool and plan to install it in advance, even if you put it off until later.

Pool tip: Heat pumps currently offer the best energy efficiency on the market, as well as ease of installation and use.

Solar pool heating or solar pool heating is a very economical solution to use, but it is a relatively heavy initial investment and presupposes sufficient sunlight. You will have to calculate the cost-effectiveness before committing yourself to purchasing a solar panel, solar water heater or any other solar heater for your swimming pool.

Swimming pool water treatment systems

To enjoy a clean and healthy swimming pool, it is absolutely necessary to treat the water.

This is done on two levels: – The purpose of chemical treatment of water is to eliminate bacteria and viruses and to protect the health of bathers. There are many solutions: electrolyzer, chlorinator and injection products (such as liquid chlorine or active oxygen).

Maintaining water balance is a criterion that must be monitored on a regular basis. The total alkalinity, total hardness and potential hydrogen must be maintained at certain levels to ensure the effectiveness of the treatment products (chlorine) and to avoid problems with corrosion, flaking, green water formation or biofilm formation. The pH regulator will automatically maintain the pH (pH of the water) at an optimum level .

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