swimming pool equipment

Swimming Pool Equipment 101

A swimming pool provides welcome relief from the triple-digit temperatures that are synonymous with an Arizona summer. It can be used for leisurely swimming, entertaining friends and family, and meeting the American Heart Association’s recommendation of 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity per week.

Swimming pool equipment serves many functions, including recycling water. When properly maintained, through proper chemistry and daily vacuuming, the equipment provides you with clear and sanitary water. Ideally, every new and existing pool owner should have a basic understanding of how their equipment works, so let’s dive in.

Essential Pool Equipment

Pump and Filter

Every pool, regardless of its water capacity, must have a pump and filter. Often respectively, referred to as the heart and lungs of the pool, these work together to circulate the water and filter out any contaminants. There is a broad lineup of pumps and filters to choose from for every type of system such as chlorine, sand, and diatomaceous earth (DE). The filter should be frequently hosed off to ensure efficiency.


Powered by the pool pump, automatic vacuums are designed to prevent a buildup of dirt and debris by vacuuming the pool bottom and sides at scheduled intervals, usually every two to four hours. Also known as pool cleaners, they can help circulate chemicals, as well. There are robotic, pressure, and suction cleaners on the market today. Contact Platinum Pools and Spas to learn more about vacuums/cleaners.

Optional Pool Features


In Phoenix, many residents close their pools at the end of August or beginning of September. A pool heater can extend your swimming season into the fall and winter. There are several options for pool heaters, including natural and propane gas, and heat pumps. Heat pumps rely on the surrounding air for fuel and can, therefore, efficiently heat or cool the water’s temperature to make it more comfortable to swim in.


Would you like to control your pool or spa using your smartphone? Now you can. Today’s automation systems allow you to monitor and manage your swimming pool equipment from anywhere, anytime. Compatible equipment communicates with a hub that connects to your home Wi-Fi network for complete control. Consult with your swimming pool contractor for more information.

Noisy pump? Leaking filter? Platinum Pools and Spas specializes in residential and commercial pool equipment repair. We are one of the premier pool repair businesses in Phoenix. Our technicians are CPO certified and some of the best in the industry. Platinum Pools and Spas is also committed to providing high-quality services at competitive prices. Contact us today at (480) 888-9200 to schedule an appointment.

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