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There are four factors to take into account when searching for pool pumps.
• Flow rating
• Service Factor
• Energy efficiency
• High or medium head

Flow rating determines to the amount of water a pool pump can move and in how much time. Service factors help to determine the amount of power a pool pump has, pumps with higher service factors generally have more power and are less likely to overheat or overload. Energy efficiency will save money in the overall life span of a pool pump, since it reduces the amount of energy spent on running the pump.

The high or medium head classification of pool pumps refers to the amount of resistance pool pumps can withstand. Medium head pumps produce more flow on average and work well with DE filtered pools because they create less pressure. High head pumps are more efficient than the medium when faced with resistance, and are best used with pools that require backwashing.


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