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Pool Equipment Parts and Accessories

Having a swimming pool is a lot of fun but also represents a big responsibility. Regardless of its size, every pool requires repair and maintenance, so having a working knowledge of pool equipment parts and accessories is an absolute must. From pool pumps and repair kits to simple pool covers, each ancillary item plays an important role. Knowing exactly how they can enhance your pool experience is the first step towards maximizing your pool's potential.

Replacing a Pool Pump

One of the most important and most complicated parts of any pool is the pool pump. The pump maintains pool hygiene and its level of efficiency will be reflected in your electricity bill. Pool and spa pumps at times need replacing, for which purpose you will need to retain your model number in order to find an exact replacement.

Starting from Scratch with a Pool Pump

Prior to purchasing a pool pump, you will need to calculate pool size, resistance and turnover. The pumps that match all the required criteria will have different energy requirements, necessitating further calculations concerning active cycle and pump power. Many internet sources and blogs written by experts can be of help here.

Cleaners and Covers

Cleaners and covers are also highly important pool equipment parts and accessories. Pool cleaners are very convenient and kept to hand, even if a contracted pool service cleans the pool regularly. Pool covers greatly help in extending the life of the pool, and also in increasing the period before next having to drain your pool. A cover for the pump and one for the drain are also worthwhile purchases to protect working parts and pipework from debris such as organic matter and dead leaves.

Adding Lights and Colours

Those looking to enhance the pool ambience can also find different colours of pool lights. Pool and spa lights are designed to be safe and temperature tolerant, meaning that they can be installed in heated as well as unheated pools. If lighting installation is beyond your budget, then there exist water dyes which can provide a somewhat similar effect.

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