Spa pumps are essential components of any spa or hot tub. They move water through the system to ensure that jets, filters, and other features all work properly. Spa pumps can be either single-speed or dual-speed, depending on the needs of your particular setup. When selecting a pump for your spa or hot tub, it's important to consider both the size of your spa, as well as its purpose. Investing in a quality spa pump will ensure that your hot tub remains in top-notch condition for many years to come.
At Aqua Pulse Spas, we offer a wide selection of spa pumps to meet your needs. No matter what type of spa pump you're after – whether it be a circulation pump or a dual speed pump, we have you covered. Our pumps are high-quality, durable and reliable pieces of equipment that will ensure your spa or hot tub functions properly for years to come. Plus, we carry a range of sizes and specifications so you can find the perfect pump for your specific needs. Shop our selection today!
What Is the Difference Between a Pool Pump and a Spa Pump?
While pool pumps and spa pumps serve the same general purpose, there are some key differences between them. Generally speaking, spa pumps have a much higher flow rate than pool pumps which means they can move more water in less time. In addition, spa pumps are usually designed to be quieter and take up less space than a traditional pool pump.
Hot tubs have two different types of pumps: a circulation pump and a jet pump. However, many spa pumps are extra efficient and contain both of these functions, making life a whole lot easier. Spa pumps sit below the water line and require gravity to fill them with water.
On the other hand, swimming pools typically have two different types of pumps – an above-ground pump and an in-ground pump. An above-ground pump needs to be primed beforehand so that it can draw water into its system. In contrast, an in-ground pool pump has filters and strainers built directly into it, making the priming process unnecessary.
How Long Should a Spa Pump Last?
The duration and longevity of your spa pump truly depends on how well you treat your spa. On average, a spa circulation pump and hot tub heater should last between seven to 10 years in water that is well-maintained, hygienic and has good pH levels. It's important to clean your pump regularly and check the running time of it periodically. Regular maintenance will ensure that your spa pump runs smoothly and lasts as long as possible.
A spa pump's seal is what protects it from damage. If the pump is continually kept in poorly maintained water, the seal can easily become damaged and require replacement far more quickly than the average lifespan of a pump. If you want to get the most out of your spa pump, it's essential that you keep your hot tub in good condition.
However, if your pump breaks, don't stress. You can buy spa replacement parts, including pumps, online at Aqua Pulse Spas. Get your spa running again in no time! Shop our selection today.
How Do You Size a Spa Pump?
To size a spa pump, measure the spa's volume, calculate the desired water flow rate (typically the entire volume once per hour), determine the total head pressure, including all pressure losses in the plumbing, and choose a pump that provides the desired flow rate and total head pressure.
If you're still unsure which spa pump is right for your hot tub, feel free to contact us, and one of our friendly team members will assist you.
Does a Spa Pump Have to Run All the Time?
Spa pumps are designed to be running constantly around the clock, as hot tubs are designed to be on permanently. By leaving the pump running, you will help maintain clean and hygienic water conditions in the tub. However, this isn't the bible, and spas can be turned off. But before pulling the plug, it's always best to follow manufacturer instructions so that you get the best use of your spa pump.
How Long Should a Spa Pump Run Per Day?
As a general rule of thumb, if you turn off your spa when not in use, you should still leave your pump running for eight hours each day. This will ensure that your spa is always circulating and filtering the water. However, if you're using your hot tub regularly, it's best to leave the pump running constantly.
How to Prime a Spa Pump
A spa pump needs to be primed when you're initially filling your spa with water, re-filling it and also additionally whenever needed. In order to prime your spa pump, you'll need to fill the pump with water. This can be done by disconnecting one of the hose connections and filling it with a garden hose or bucket. Once full, attach the connection back on and turn on the power switch connected to your spa's motor. Most pumps will start to run immediately after being filled with water. If not, refer to your manufacturer's instructions for further guidance.
By following these steps correctly, you should have successfully primed your spa pump in no time! If you're still having trouble priming your spa pump, don't hesitate to reach out for help from Aqua Pulse Spas. We are here to assist you every step of the way.
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