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Learn before diving into a saltwater pool system By Staci Giordullo, Angie’s List

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On average, it costs between $1,500 and $2,500 to convert a pool to a saltwater system. On average, it costs between $1,500 and $2,500 to convert a pool to a saltwater system. About half of all new swimming pool installations feature saltwater systems, industry experts say, and as they become more prevalent homeowners want to know their advantages, disadvantages and, most important, how much they cost.A saltwater chlorination system costs between $1,500 and $2,500, depending on the size of the pool. That cost is the same whether you’re building a new pool (which averages $50,000 for a concrete, shotcrete or gunite...

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Why Pool Pumps Overheat, Part II Aqua Magazine

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This is the second part of a two-part series on pool pumps. To read the first entry, click here. As we discussed last time, heat is the main reason pool pumps will fail. To understand why, you first need to understand how an electric motor works along with some basic electrical theory. First, a pool pump motor is made up of copper windings. Copper windings are just small copper wires wrapped in a coil to create a magnetic field when current is sent through the windings. This magnetic field is what causes the motor to spin. The windings are also where most...

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Why Pool Pumps Overheat- And What You Can Do to Stop It Aqua Magazine

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Your pool pump is overheating, and you want to know why it's happening and how to fix it. This two-part story is about what causes pool pumps to run too hot, what you can expect moving forward if you suspect your pump is overheating and some ways to remedy the problem. Pool pumps use a lot of power, and as a result, they must dissipate large amounts of heat as part of normal operation. Combine that with the fact that most pool pumps operate in direct sunlight during the hottest part of the year, and you have the potential for...

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Federal Pump Rule Established Pool and Spa News

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Federal Pump Rule Established The Department of Energy regulation will require all pumps past a certain horsepower rating to meet an efficiency threshold. By Rebecca Robledo   STEVE BARNES It looks as if, effective in 2021, variable-speed pumps will become mandatory for powering a pool's or spa's filtration system and other applications. After working with manufacturers, utility companies and energy-efficiency advocates, the U.S. Department of Energy has finalized a federal regulation setting forth minimum efficiency standards that a pool pump must meet to enter commerce in the United States. Called “Energy Conservation Standards for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps,” this is the second...

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