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How do I choose the right pump for my pool?

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 specific filter).

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

 

HOW TO SELECT THE CORRECT PUMP

1. Determine which kind of system the pool is designed to use:

Side Mounted

Free ​Standing​

2. Determine which type of filter canister is required:

Locate the filter canister model number. Check the filter canister label; it will be right before the words “Swimming Pool Pump” Locate the pump model number.

SIDE MOUNTED SYSTEMS

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  • Requires a liner manufactured with a large, square (rectangular) opening  for mounting the canister.
  • Metal Frame Pool
  • Side-mounted filter 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
  • With SFS350/400, the pump is held in place by 4 metal screws
  • With all other SFS systems, the pump is held in place by a retaining nut inside the canister
  • Pump is louder, since it is outside of the canister  
  • Requires a liner manufactured with a large, round opening for mounting the canister.
  • Metal Frame Pool
  • Side-mounted filter 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
  • With SFX330, the pump is held in place by 6 metal screws
  • With all other SFX canisters, the 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

  

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OLDER STYLE SYSTEM

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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
​SFX330 Filter System 30 watts 0.5 amps
SFX600 Filter System 65 watts 1.7 amps
SFX1000 Filter System 125 watts 1.4 amps
SFX1500 Filter System 190 watts 3.1 amps

  

FREE-STANDING SYSTEMS

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  • Requires a liner manufactured with 2 small circular openings, where hose-end attachments mount to the pool liner​
  • Inflatable Ring Pool or Metal Frame Pool
  • Ground-mounted filter canister
  • Requires an F-style, externally mounted, air cooled pump
  • Pump discharge is visible through hole in side of canister
  • Pump is easier to remove
  • With RP350/400, the pump is held in place by 4 metal screws
  • With all other RP systems, the pump is held in place by a retaining nut inside the canister
  • Pump is louder, since it is outside of the canister
  • Requires a liner manufactured with 2 small circular openings, where hose-end attachments mount to the pool liner
  • Inflatable Ring Pool or Metal Frame Pool
  • Ground-mounted filter canister
  • Requires an X-style, internally mounted, water cooled pump
  • Pump is concealed within the canister
  • Pump is more difficult to remove
  • With RX330, the pump is held in place by a 6 metal screws
  • With all other RX systems, the 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

 

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OLDER STYLE SYSTEM

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POWER REQUIREMENTS: FREE-STANDING FILTER SYSTEM PUMPS

Filtration System Wattage Amperage
​RX330 Filter System​ 30 watts ​0.50 amps​
RX600 Filter System 65 watts 1.7 amps
RX1000 Filter System 125 watts 1.4 amps
RX1500 Filter System 190 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

 

 

SYSTEM ADD-ON

These systems requires to work in conjunction to one of the filter systems above

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(UV Sanitation Systems no longer offered)

 

 

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