Sunday, September 1, 2013

How Pools Work

Swimming pools come in all shapes and sizes, but nearly all of them work in the same basic way. They use a combination of filtration and chemical treatment to continually clean a large volume of water.   A swimming pool needs seven major components:

  • A basin
  • A motorized pump
  • A water filter
  • A chemical feeder
  • Drainage
  • Returns

PVC plastic plumbing connecting all of these elements The basic idea is to pump water in a continual cycle, from the pool through the filtering and chemical treatment systems and back to the pool again. In this way, the pumping system keeps the water in the pool relatively free of dirt, debris and bacteria.