The filter is one of the essential components for a pool to work properly. There are different types of filter: sand filters (the most popular as they require little maintenance), cartridge filters (the cartridges have to be replaced once a year) and diatomaceous filters (the most expensive, as their high performance filtration system even removes dirt not visible to the naked eye).
Its power will depend on the size of the pool and amount of water that has to go through the filtration system. A pump’s casing fills with water to create a vacuum, which allows the water to flow through it.
Selector valves can be set to various positions depending on the functions in the water circuit to be run: backwashing, rinsing, circulation, filtration, draining and closed. They are extremely easy to use as they just have be set to the desired function to work.
A hydrocyclone prefilter designed to save water in backwashing filters and lengthen the time between their maintenance. It is fitted between the pump and the filter, and saves 50% of the water required for filter backwashing.
Skimmers form part of the pool water’s suction cycle. Their main purpose is to draw the water from the surface of the pool, but they also serve as dispensers of any chemical products placed in the skimmer basket.
They return water that has been filtered to the pool. They are placed opposite the skimmer to ensure that all of the pool’s water is filtered.
The number of inlets to be installed will depend on the pool’s volumen.
Projectors serve to light up your pool. In addition to halogen bulbs, LED projectors are now available that will enable you to light up your pool much more efficiently as they have a useful life of 100,000 in comparison to the 1,000 hours of halogen bulbs and they consume 90% less power.
Depending on the model, automatic pool cleaners will remove dirt from a pool’s bottom, walls and water line. Pool cleaners with program settings run off the power supply and normally have several cleaning cycles.
Ladders enable people to get into and out of the water. There are models of ladders for all types of pools, whether in-ground or above-ground, as well as ladders for the disabled with special finishes and handrails that can be adapted to fit the number of steps the pool has.
There is a wide range of poolside showers. In addition to conventional showers, there are now also solar showers that make huge savings on energy.
They are available with different shower heads, taps and designs that adapt to any pool.
Thanks to chlorine dispensers, it is no longer necessary to check chlorine and pH levels every day. They release the amount of product required to keep these levels right as they have built-in measuring devices that test the water and only discharge chlorine when necessary.
In addition to making big savings on water and maintenance, covers are an important safety feature as their slats are able to withstand the weight of several people, as well as stopping children and pets from falling into the water when the pool is not in use.