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How do I choose the right pump for my pool?

Polygroup manufactures several types of filtration systems. 

  • With very few exceptions, each filtration system requires a specific pump , and will only accept that pump (other pumps will not fit the filter).
  • Each liner will typically require a specific type of filter system (the liner openings are designed for that kind of filter).

Filter systems are designed to use either submerged or non-submerged pumps.

 

SELECTING THE CORRECT PUMP:

  1. Determine which kind of system the pool is designed to use:
    1. Side Mounted
    2. Ground Mounted
  2. Determine which type of filter canister is required:
    1. Locate the filter canister model number. Check the filter canister label; it will be right before the words “Swimming Pool Pump
    2. Locate the pump model number.

 

Confirm the pump model (size), and filter model (size) match (see table below). 

 NOTE: Pay close attention to the hose sizes whenever selecting a new pump.  Filtering systems have either 1.25” diameter hoses, or 1.5” diameter hoses, and parts for each system are sized appropriately.

SFS FILTERS
Filter Canister Model Number Pump Model Number Filter Type Hose Size
SFS350/400 F350C Type "D" 1.25"
F400C Type "D" 1.25"
SFS600 F600C Type "D" 1.25"
SFS1000 F700C Type "A/C" 1.5"
F800C Type "A/C" 1.5"
F1000C Type "A/C" 1.5"
F1500C Type "A/C" 1.5"
SFS2000 F2000C Type "A/C" 1.5"

 

SFX FILTERS
Filter Canister Model Number Pump Model Number Filter Type Hose Size
SFX600 X600 Type "D" 1.25"
SFX1000 X1000 Type "A/C" 1.5"
SFX1500 X1500 Type "A/C" 1.5"

 

SFS FILTERS
Filter Canister Model Number Pump Model Number Filter Type Hose Size
RP350/400 F350C Type "D" 1.25"
F400C Type "D" 1.25"
RP600/RP600-L F600C Type "D" 1.25"
RP800 F700C Type "A/C" 1.5"
F800C Type "A/C" 1.5"
RP1000 F1000C Type "A/C" 1.5"
F1500C Type "A/C" 1.5"
RP2000 F2000C Type "A/C", If older "B" 1.5"

 

RX FILTERS
Filter Canister Model Number Pump Model Number Filter Type Hose Size
RX600 X600 Type "D" 1.25"
RX1000 X1000 Type "A/C" 1.5"
RX1500 X1500 Type "A/C" 1.5"

 

  • The CP2000 system is an integrated pump and filter system.  NO other pumps are compatible with this system. 
  • The RS Filter System (side mounted system for Inflatable Ring pools) No longer available.
    The Salt Water Filtration System, and the UV Sanitizing Filtration System are additional filtering equipment which may be retrofitted to any Polygroup filtering system. 
  • Parts for these systems are sized for 1.5” hose connections.
    Both systems include 1.5” to 1.25” hose adapters for use with systems with 1.25” hose diameters.

 

​Quick Reference: Side Mounted Systems (SFS &SFX) 

SFS

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  • Metal Frame Pool
  • Side-mounted filter canister
  • Requires a liner manufactured with a large, square (rectangular) opening for mounting the canister.
  • Requires an F-style, externally mounted, air cooled pump (blocky, square pump)
  • Pump is visible below filter canister
  • Model number is on bottom of pump (embossed)
  • Pump is easier to remove
  • Pump is held in place by a retaining nut inside the canister
  • Pump is louder, since it is outside of the canister

 

 SFX

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  • Metal Frame Pool
  • Side-mounted filter canister
  • Requires a liner manufactured with a large, round opening for mounting the canister.
  • Requires an X-style, internally mounted, water cooled pump (round base seals canister bottom)
  • Pump is concealed within the canister
  • Model number is stenciled in very small yellow characters, below the pump discharge
  • Pump is more difficult to remove
  • Pump is held in place by a large pump motor seal nut on the bottom of the canister
  • Pump runs cooler and quieter, since it is inside the canister.
  • Excellent for hot, dry environments

 

SFS_Combo_Chart.png 

SFX_Combo_Chart.png

 

POWER REQUIREMENTS: SIDE-MOUNTED FILTER SYSTEM PUMPS

Filtration System Wattage Amperage
SFS600 Filter System 46 watts 0.8 amps
SFS1000 Filter System 80 watts 2.2 amps
SFS1500 Filter System 120 watts 2.0 amps
SFX600 Filter System 70 watts 1.7 amps
SFX1000 Filter System 115 watts 1.4 amps
SFX1500 Filter System 180 watts 3.1 amps

   

Quick Reference: Ground Mounted Systems (RP & RX) 

RP

RP_example.jpg

 

  • Inflatable Ring Pool
  • Ground-mounted filter canister
  • Requires a liner manufactured with 2 small circular openings, where hose-end attachments mount to the pool liner
  • Requires an F-style, externally mounted, air cooled pump
  • Pump discharge is visible through hole in side of canister
  • Pump is easier to remove
  • Pump is held in place by a retaining nut inside the canister
  • Pump is louder, since it is outside of the canister

 

 RX

RX_example.jpg

 

  • Inflatable Ring Pool
  • Ground-mounted filter canister
  • Requires a liner manufactured with 2 small circular openings, where hose-end attachments mount to the pool liner
  • Requires an X-style, internally mounted, water cooled pump
  • Pump is concealed within the canister
  • Pump is more difficult to remove
  • Pump is held in place by a canister locking ring and red locking pin, on the bottom of the canister
  • Pump runs cooler and quieter, since it is inside the canister.
  • Excellent for hot, dry environments

 

 

RP_Combo_Chart.jpg

 

RX_Combo_Chart.jpg

 

POWER REQUIREMENTS: GROUND-MOUNTED FILTER SYSTEM PUMPS

Filtration System Wattage Amperage
RX600 Filter System 65 watts 1.7 amps
RX1000 Filter System 105 watts 1.4 amps
RX1500 Filter System 175 watts 3.1 amps
RP600 Filter System 46 watts 0.8 amps
RP1000 Filter System 80 watts 2.2 amps
RP1500 Filter System 120 watts 2.2 amps

 

 

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