Your pool pump is comprised of four different parts that are engineered to circulate, clean, and possibly warm the water in your pool. The four parts of a pool pump are the drive, motor, housing, and impeller.
- Pool Pump Drive – For variable speed pool pumps, the drive makes different speeds possible. This component also allows for other settings like scheduling.
- Pool Pump Motor – The motor’s sole purpose is to spin the impeller. It is attached to the back of the pump’s housing.
- Pool Pump Housing – The housing of the pool pump holds the strainer basket of the pump and features a clear lid for easy inspection. Debris is captured in this basket keeping out of the pool and the impeller. It should be check and cleared regularly.
- Pool Pump Impeller – The impeller is comprised of vanes that move at high speeds and pull the water from the inlets in the pool, and return it through the pool’s outlets