Before you purchase a spa pump, you need to know a few things. Hot tubs and spas use pumps which help power jets and move water. The water circulates through the heater and the filter with the help of the pump. In an electric motor for a spa pump, you have several choices. The main two choices are circulation pumps and power jet pumps. Most jacuzzis and spas require two pumps, not just one.
What is a Circulation Pump?
Your spa or hot tub will need a circulation pump. The circulation pump circulates the water through the filtration systems. Circulation pumps also treat water with ultraviolet light and heat up the water. The warm water then circulates back into your tub. What to look for in an electric motor for your spa pump is how much power and speed it has. Additionally, you want to look at the overall energy usage and efficiency. Choose a newer model. The latest technology ensures your pump will run smoothly and last a long time.
What does a Power Jet Pump Do?
Select models of jacuzzis and spas need at least one power jet pump. However, some have up to three separate pumps. The jet pump moves the water through a filter to clean out debris. The clean water then pushes through the jet system into the hot tub or spa. Consider jet placement and design when looking for the right pump. No matter what pumps you choose, you want to maximize overall flow control. If your spa has a lot of jets, you will need much more horsepower. Ask our experts at LN Electric which pumps would work most efficiently for your model. Our talented team will be happy to answer any of your important questions.
About Energy Usage
No matter what type of spa pump you plan on purchasing, always consider the amount of energy usage. Why? Not only will a more carefully engineered spa pump result in better circulation and a more enjoyable spa experience for you and your family, it also will save you money in the long run by using less energy. Some options include:
- Circulation pumps that are programmable
- Circulation pumps can reduce energy usage overall by moving heat from the motor to the spa
- Variable speed jet power pumps
- New innovative designs that maximize energy savings
When you are looking to purchase a new pump, ask our experts which designs fit both your budget and your needs. We know that finding the right pump can be complicated. Let us show you our expansive number of options. We also have experts to help with repair and maintenance.
Pump Repair and Maintenance
Typically your spa pump should last at least five years or more. Carefully maintain your pumps. Check it monthly for any issues and needed repairs. Natural wear and tear can occur. However, regular maintenance will ensure you get the most out of your pump. As long as you take care of your pump and keep up with repairs, you should not have to replace a new circulation pump or jet power pump for several years.
LN Electric has been the GTA’s leader in high-quality electric motors. Our incredible team will help you find the right spa pump for your needs. We also offer a wide variety of services and products. Come by LN Electric today. Contact us. We are ready to help you find what you need.