Swimming Pool System

Pool Equipment List

  • Pool Pump
  • Pool Saltwater Chlorinator
  • Pool Filter
  • Pool Heater
  • Pool Automation System
  • Pool Water Chemistry Testing Kit
  • Leaf Skimmer
  • Telescopic Pole
  • Thermometer
  • Algae Brush

Pool Equipment Brands

  • Hayward
  • Pentair
  • Zodiac
  • Jandy
  • Sta-Rite
  • Waterway
  • Waterco
  • Paramount In-Floor Cleaning & Circulation Systems

Pool System Diagram

The pool system is a complex network of pipes, valves, filters, pumps, drains and return jets. The diagram below illustrates the major components in a typical swimming pool system.

How Does a Swimming Pool Work

There are a lot of different types of swimming pools and each of them has its own filtration system but, generally speaking, they all operate on the same principles. A swimming pool is essentially a large box full of water. The water in the pool needs to be filtered and cleaned so that it is safe for people to swim in.

Most in-ground swimming pools have a variety of filters that work together to keep your pool clean. These include:

Skimmers (and skimmer baskets) — this is where debris gets caught before it sinks to the bottom of the pool

Main drains — these sit at the bottom of the pool and help remove debris from the bottom

Filters — these are typically made of sand, diatomaceous earth or cartridges and capture most particles in your pool

Pumps — these pump water through the filters so that they can clean it

Types of Swimming Pool Systems

There are a number of different swimming pool systems that you can choose from. The system will include different components that all work together to keep the water clean, clear and safe for swimming. Here are some of the most popular types of pool systems:

Chlorine Pools

The majority of pools use chlorine as their primary sanitizer. Chlorine is inexpensive and effective, but it can be corrosive to pool equipment (especially metal parts) if the pH is not kept in balance.

Saltwater Pools

In saltwater pools, the chlorine is created by an electrolysis unit that turns salt into chlorine as needed. There are many advantages to using a saltwater pool system, such as lower chemical costs and less maintenance. However, saltwater pools still require regular maintenance and testing to ensure they remain safe and clean.

Ozone-Based Pool Systems

Ozone can be used as a primary or supplemental sanitizer in your pool system. Ozone helps control bacteria and algae, but it doesn’t kill viruses very well, so it’s often used along with other sanitizers like chlorine or bromine. Ozone can help reduce chemical usage, saving you money over time.

What does a pool filtration system look like?

Your pool filtration system is the most important aspect of your pool. It keeps your water clean and ready to swim in all summer long.

If you are unfamiliar with a pool’s filtration system, you may be wondering what it looks like and what exactly it does. All of that is going to depend on the size of your pool, the size of your pump and the type of filter you have.

Essentially, though, every filtration system consists of three main components:

Your Pool Pump – This is the heart of your entire filtration system. It draws water from your pool through a skimmer located at one end and pumps it through your filter before returning it to your pool through the return jets on the other end. The pump is responsible for pushing water through all of the plumbing connected to your filter, heater, spa and any other accessories that are attached to your pool’s plumbing.

Your Filter – There are three types of filters that you can choose from: sand, cartridge or diatomaceous earth (D.E.). Regardless of which type you have, its job is to catch debris and particles as small as 4 microns (some small enough for you to see) out of your swimming pool water so that it leaves it