Have you ever wondered how your pool manages to keep its water clean and clear? It’s actually a very intricate process involving different types of equipment to create an ongoing loop that moves water through the filter. The system then circulates the sanitizing chemicals before returning the filtered, sanitized water to the pool.

The Pittsburgh pool installers at Valley Pool & Spa are very familiar with all of the equipment involved in this process, and we’d like to share some of our knowledge with you. Here is a list of the main equipment used in the pool cycle:

Pump – This moves water through the entire system by sucking it in through the pump strainer basket and then pushing it out.

Main Drain – This is usually found at the pool’s lowest point, and it helps move water to the pump and filter by pulling it from the pool floor.

Filter – This is a large tank that catches dirt and small particles that float around in your pool.

Skimmer – This is located in the pool wall and includes a small swinging door that skims debris into a basket behind the door.

Chlorinator – This consists of the automatic chemical feeders and the salt chlorine generator.

Return Lines – These are small inlets found in the pool wall, and they return the filtered, chlorinated water to the pool.

If you’d like to learn more about this equipment used in the pool cycle, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Pittsburgh pool installers at Valley Pool & Spa.