How Does a Spa Pump Work?

If you are looking to buy a spa, there are a lot of things that you will get when you purchase it. Obviously, there’s the heater, which helps to keep it warm, and many spas will come with a cover. But, a spa is totally pointless without the pump. The basic premise behind a spa is that water is pulled through the pipes and passes through a heater before leaving jets, heated, so that those who are in the spa can enjoy the warmth and the pressure that come out of the jets. Without the pump to move the water, it can't be warmed up and you won’t get the experience that you are looking for from your spa.

The pipes for a spa have a specific layout that they follow in order to bring the water into the spa. The way that the pipes are set up will vary depending on the manufacturer. They all have a couple of similarities, however, so let’s be sure to lay out those similarities before we get into how the pump actually works. The primary similarity between all spa pipe layouts is that there are no less than two admission ports through which water is pulled. One is usually found close to the highest point of the waterline, while the other is installed into the spa’s floor. These holes will go to an intake pipe, which then go to the pump itself. Once inside the pump, water is pushed through a pipe that goes through the device that heats the water. From that point, the water goes to an intersection, where the stream is split any number of jets (usually between 1 and 4, you can find more in some models) that are installed into the sides and floor of the spa.

So how does the spa pump actually work? The pump isn’t really that complicated, and has a similar set up to water pumps that are found in pools, wells, and cars. The inside is an electric engine that has a metal pole coming out from it. The pole stretches out into a nearby water holding area. The pole in this area transitions into a turbine, which looks like a metal fan. There are two pipes that go in and out of this chamber. At the point when the pump is started, the turbines twist, making an impact because of centripetal speed. Basically, the whirlpool produced by the turning turbine takes the water from the one pipe and pushes out of the other one. The speed and the pressure that the pump provides will depend on the pump that you buy and the way that the turbine is set up. It’s a very simple machine, but there are a lot of moving parts, and if any of them start to act oddly, you won’t get the pressure that you need in order to enjoy the heat and the pressure from the jets in your spa.

The spa pumps are incredibly intricate items, and they need to work properly in order for your spa to stay clean for you to be able to enjoy it. As you can see, there are a lot of parts in a spa pump and it’s important for you to understand what is going on so that you can properly care for your spa throughout the year. If you have any questions about your spa, contact us. We can help you understand your pump, get you what you need in order to get your spa going, and answer any questions that may come up as a result of owning a spa. 

 

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