It is important to get a pump designed for above-ground pools because they are usually placed below the pools waterline. Pumps for in-ground pools are placed above the waterline. Most above-ground pumps run full speed all the time, but two-speed models are more energy efficient.
Where should pool pump be placed in winter?
Keep it on a low shelf so it wont fall or roll. If you keep your motor outdoors all winter, you could build a lean-to with lumber or plastic for snow, rain and tree branches, but keep good air flow around the motor, and dont wrap it in plastic, which traps moisture inside the motor.
Should I cover my pool pump for winter?
In our region, where temperatures routinely fall below freezing for an extended period of time, a pool filter must be winterized to avoid cracking due to the expansion of freezing water inside the filter. A cover will not help the filter from freezing, but will protect the exterior from oxidization.
Should I turn my pool pump off in winter?
Its also safe for pool stores to recommend that customers run pumps in the winter. Because we live in a subtropical climate, turning off the pool pump and using only a chlorine-tablet floater is not a good idea. Though we do have some cold snaps, most of our winter weather is mild to very warm.
Does pool deck need to be bonded?
All metallic parts of the pools structure, including reinforcing metal, must be bonded together using solid copper conductors (insulated, covered or bare), and at least 8 AWG, or with rigid metal conduit of brass or other corrosion-resistant metal.