11 Best Brand Swimming Pool Pump

Updated on: November 2020

Best Brand Swimming Pool Pump in 2020


Pentair 340039 SuperFlo High Performance Single Speed Pool Pump, 1½ Horsepower, 115/230 Volt, 1 Phase

Pentair 340039 SuperFlo High Performance Single Speed Pool Pump, 1½ Horsepower, 115/230 Volt, 1 Phase
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

XtremepowerUS 75035-1 2 HP Self Prime in/Above Ground Swimming 2" NPT Fitting ETL Pool Pump, Black

XtremepowerUS 75035-1 2 HP Self Prime in/Above Ground Swimming 2
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Material Type: Metal, Pe, Steel, Abs Plastic
  • Power Source Type: Corded-Electric

Harris In-Ground VS Variable Speed Swimming Pool Pumps (1.5 HP)

Harris In-Ground VS Variable Speed Swimming Pool Pumps (1.5 HP)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • **THIS ITEM IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA! **
  • Stainless steel motor shaft is constructed with a reinforced thermoplastic body for longer life and durability, with carborundum and graphite mechanical seals and components
  • Advanced engineering provides high efficiency and minimal noise
  • Meets or exceeds all CSA and ETL requirements
  • Voltage: 230V Frequency: 50/60Hz Amp: 0.7~9.5 RPM: 1000-3450

XtremepowerUS 4500GPH 19" Sand Filter with 1.5HP Above Ground Swimming Pool Pump Media System, 19-inch Set 5-Way Valve

XtremepowerUS 4500GPH 19
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Sand Filter System - Pump and filter are perfectly engineered to provide optimum flow rates that promotes clean water quality
  • Low Noise Design - This sand filter pump is designed and optimized for running with low noise, to make your work more comfortable and energy efficient
  • Dependable Performance - This filter keeps the sand height level to expose water to the maximum sand surface level possible for optimum filtration, consistent performance, and efficient back-washing
  • 5-Way Multi-Port Filter - 5-Way multi port provides for easy use and quick back-washing; These pumps are capacitor start (These pumps are capacitor start and not for use/sale in California)
  • Strainer Basket- Pump strainer basket is the largest in its class with an easy open, quick lock, transparent pump lid which mean less work and more swimming

Wayne 57729-WYNP WAPC250 Pool Cover Pump

Wayne 57729-WYNP WAPC250 Pool Cover Pump
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • iSwitch technology turns pump on and off by sensing the presence of water
  • Plug in and leave the pump unattended for worry-free water removal
  • Strainer base filters debris to minimize clogging and keep pump from tipping over
  • Energy efficient, high flow, oil-free pump
  • Automatic freeze protection within the iSwitch technology to prevent pump damage
  • Auto On activates when water at, or above 2 1/8 in. has been detected. Auto Off activates when water at, or below 3/4 in. has been detected.

2HP High-Flo Inground Above Ground Swimming Pool Pumps W Strainer Basket

2HP High-Flo Inground Above Ground Swimming Pool Pumps W Strainer Basket
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Dual Speed Energy Saving Swimming Pool Pump - Heavy-duty, high-performance motor with air-flow ventilation for quieter, cooler operation.
  • High Efficiency Impeller - Maximize flow and reduce noise while the energy efficient motor with commercial-grade frame; Inlet Internal 1.5" NPT (fit for 1.5" male threaded adapter)
  • Clear Cover - Lets you see when basket needs cleaning and the drain plug allows for easy maintenance of pump
  • Easy Start - Fill pump with water upon first use to prevent motor from overheating / ETL and UL Certified - This Swimming Pool Pump has a certification to ensure recognized Standards for Safety
  • 2pc-Union Fitting Sold Separately (ASIN: B01FNEQ96G and B01FNEQ96G)

Little Giant APCP-1700 Automatic Swimming Pool Cover Submersible Pump, 1/3-HP, 115V

Little Giant APCP-1700 Automatic Swimming Pool Cover Submersible Pump, 1/3-HP, 115V
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Removable intake screen for easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Built in handle for portability and ease of placement and removal
  • 3/4" garden hose connection
  • 25' power cord
  • Integrated float switch for reliable automatic operation
  • Activates in 2" of water
  • Side discharge for optimal water removal

Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 16-inch, 110-120V with GFCI

Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 16-inch, 110-120V with GFCI
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Pump flow Rate: 3000 GPH. System flow Rate: 2, 450 GPH
  • 6 function control - enables pool owner to filter, backwash, rinse, recirculate, drain & close system
  • 24 hour automatic timer
  • Hydro aeration technology is incorporated into the filter pump for improved circulation and filtration, improved water clarity and increased negative ions at the water surface

XtremepowerUS 3/4 Hp Above Ground Swimming Pool Pump

XtremepowerUS 3/4 Hp Above Ground Swimming Pool Pump
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Motor: 3/4 HP up to 3, 450 rotations per minute
  • Performance: transfer rate up to 2400 gallons of liquid per hour; max suction Height of 32 ft.
  • Fitting: 1.5 in. Female Union connection and or 1.5 in. Slip union connection for simple installation
  • Usage: ideal use for in-ground spas and pools of all types and sizes; compatible with Solar heating and in-floor cleaning system
  • Certified: CSA and UL certified to meet specific product standards of safety requirements

1 hp 3450 RPM 56J 115/230V Swimming Pool Pump Motor - US Electric Motor

1 hp 3450 RPM 56J 115/230V Swimming Pool Pump Motor - US Electric Motor
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • 1 HP 3450 RPM 56J, 14/7 amps, 115/230V 60hz.
  • Automatic Overload Protection - Service Factor 1.0
  • Non-Reversible - CCW Rotation facing the shaft
  • C-Face Mount, Round Body-no base
  • 56-J Frame; 5/8" diameter threaded stainless steel shaft

XtremepowerUS 1.5HP Swimming Pool Pump Spa 1.5"NPT w/ Large Strainer Basket Filter Self Prime

XtremepowerUS 1.5HP Swimming Pool Pump Spa 1.5
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • High-performance motor with airflow ventilation for quieter noise and smoother run time
  • Self-priming pump discharges air from water intake to prevent motor from running dry
  • 1.5" Fpt union connection connection for simple installation
  • Transfer rate up to 4900 gallons of liquid per hour; max suction Height of 36 ft.
  • Csa and UL certified to meet specific product standards of safety requirements

Abandoned Asylums and Swimming Pools on YouTube

Photos and clips of old asylums and closed swimming pools have been uploaded to YouTube. This article lists some of the best videos of these abandoned places.

Abandoned swimming pools were also once full of life. The laughter surrounding a public pool invites you to enjoy the water and the fellowship of other swimmers and sunbathers. The laughter disappears when the swimming pool is abandoned. Or can you hear echoes of what once was in both asylum and swimming pool? Some YouTube contributors created haunting videos of these two types of places where life and laughter once resided.

Abandoned Asylums

The video titled For Eileen features Manteno State Hospital in Illinois. From 1929 to 1985 this hospital facility encompassing 1200 acres treated the mentally ill. About one third of the former hospital buildings are now utilized by the Illinois Veterans Home. Many of the abandoned asylum buildings have been demolished to make way for new development. This video of the abandoned Manteno State Hospital is a moving tribute by dalecaruso to his deceased aunt Eileen. She was a resident of Manteno State Hospital until her death. The music is "Dante's Prayer" by Loreena McKennitt. Warning: one of the rooms shown has graffiti containing a word some may find offensive. The end of the video includes a short segment showing an actual electroconvulsive therapy session.

Cherry Knowle Hospital opened as an asylum in 1895. It may be found in the Borough of Sunderland, Ryhope, Durham, England. The original section of the asylum, the Laurel block, operated until 1998. The abandoned asylum block has been slated for demolition. Some of the buildings added later are still in use. This video contributed by urbanlincs has both exterior and interior shots of the abandoned asylum. The music to this video is "To Build a Home" by The Cinematic Orchestra, a British jazz and electronica band.

As I did my research, I discovered many of these abandoned asylums, or state hospitals as they came to be known, have either been torn down or are slated for demolition. Some have been saved by preservation groups but many more have already succumbed to the elements and to real estate developers.

Abandoned Swimming Pools
This video of abandoned swimming pools covers outdoor as well as indoor pools. YouTube contributor Hellogals supplied the slideshow and chose the song "Die in the Summertime" by the Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers to accompany the photos. The pools are from campgrounds, hotels, and other properties around the world. One photo is the abandoned swimming pool in the city of Pripyat in the Ukraine. The entire city was evacuated in April 1986 because of the radioactive fallout from nearby Chernobyl. See it here.

Another slideshow collection of abandoned swimming pools was prepared by YouTube contributor adamlusted and etoxin films. Set to the electronica song "Sleep Alone" by Moby, this slideshow has a few of the same photos as the previous YouTube video but several others besides. Some of the abandoned pools contain murky, black water while others have been scarred with graffiti tags. See the slideshow here.

Sources:
Manteno State Hospital History
Cherry Knowle Hospital Information
Cherry Knowle Hospital Photos

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