The self-priming capability enables the pump to draw water above the pool water surface level through suction, removing any requirement for building below ground pump chambers. All components are produced from inert materials to prevent chlorine attack damaging the unit. Self-priming pool pumps can be used in a number of scenarios other than in swimming pool filtration due to their high pressure and flow rates, meaning they are extremely adaptable. Often used in high flow, high-pressure demand fountain systems, or a fountain system where chemical treatment is required.
In recent years, technical advancements in motor technology have led towards highly efficient energy consumption and innovative pool pumps with variable speed capability. Built-in controllers on certain models enable multiple processes to be pre-programmed and automated such as filter purging, periods of increased circulation and optimised skimming suction. Electronic control of the motor speed allows for fine tuning and energy savings. Water Garden offer market leading brands such as the excellent value Hydro-S, Sta-Rite, Hayward, Pentair and Viron for virtually any self-priming pump application.