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Swimming Pool & Spa Equipment Descriptions

#1a Sub-Panel / Time Clocks

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The SUB-PANEL acts as a power distribution hub that allows the prescribed electrical power load that is coming from your home’s electrical MAIN PANEL to be routed to the a series of additional individual Circuits Breakers that feed the individual equipment components that require power at the Equipment Pad. The electrical demand or AMPERE LOAD of each piece requires a separate breaker that is rated for the ampere load.

#1b Sub-Panel / Automation

In providing automation and programmable controls, upgrades to your existing pool’s Sub-Panel may involve the following options;

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#2 Sanitizer

Maintaining your pool’s water chemistry can involve the simplicity of manually pouring in the products necessary or it can involve several options.

Sanitizers go by several different names. These can include the following;

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#3 Filtration Systems

Two of the most commonly utilized pool filters in the pool industry are called, CARTRIDGE FILTERS and oddly enough, this filter together with the D.E. FILTERS are the most expensive to operate.

If your pool is currently using either of these types of filtration, an equipment change out to a SAND FILTER could save you approximately $455.00/ per year in electrical energy, by having a HIGHER FLOW RATE, it allows more water to filter in less time!

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FILTRATION COST COMPARISONS

This savings together with the additional savings of having to purchase replacement cartridges or add Diatomaceous Earth (DE) ($400 to $600 / 18 months).

Another benefit is the ease in which a Sand Filter is cleaned. This is performed by simply turning off the filter pump, turning the BACKWASH VALVE handle to the “back-washing” mode and turning the pump back on for about two minutes. This procedure is done about every two to three months and discharges about one hundred and sixty gallows of water (80 GPM @ 2.0 Min = 160). This is approximately the same amount of water that an average swimming pool loses on a hot summer day due to evaporation (400-SF @ .50″ = .31 gal. x 500 = 155 gal.).

#4 Pool and Spa Heating

Depending upon the level of involvement regarding the overall swimming pool renovation there are several different heating possibilities. If Natural Gas or LPG are available on site, then a new energy efficient gas fired HEATER can become part of those considerations.

Other pool and spa water heating possibilities may include;

  • IN-DECK SOLAR HEATING
  • ROOF SOLAR HEATING
  • GEOTHERMAL SOLAR HEATING

#5 Pool Pump

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ENERGY SAVING PUMPSVARIABLE SPEED PUMPS

#6 Pool Cleaner

There are several different styles and types of pool cleaners for Swimming Pools. Basically, the two most popular are;

One of the major differences involving these cleaners is that the pressure side style cleaner will require a BOOSTER PUMP. The “Pressure Side” Cleaner’s Booster Pump, will require an additional (Service factor .75 Hp. x 1.65 SF = 1.24 Hp.) 942 watts of electrical energy for about three hours per day of operation. The most critical factor about this is that the Booster Pump must run in conjunction with the Filtration Pump in order to gain prime so, if these are run during “Peak Energy Hours” or cause a “Upper Tier Rate” to apply, then the costs can skyrocket!

This is one of the reasons why we prefer to incorporate the “Pressure Side” in conjunction with a DEBRIS CANISTER that can assist the Cleaner in collecting a much greater volume of leaves and debris. This in combination with the Suction Side Cleaner’s LARGE DIAMETER HOSE makes it truly the most efficient together with the most effective Cleaner for keep your pool clean!

Besides these, there are also IN-FLOOR CLEANING SYSTEMS but, retrofitting an existing pool with this system isn’t as practical.

#7a Isolation Valves

The installation of ISOLATION VALVES are often minimized on many pool EQUIPMENT PADS, due to the costs to a Builder and the naivety of the consumer for having any understanding for the necessity and or the benefits.

A pool and or spa’s operational functionality of the plumbing system isn’t something that is critiqued beyond the recent simplistic mandates, that were call-out in the 2008 Title 24 Standards.

This is where it is claimed that by employing a different elbow fitting (sweep ell), you will hypothetically experience a time duration reduction, on average of 17 min.

If you want to have a pool that doesn’t waste energy and is easy to keep clean, then you will need to make sure that your pool is built to the plumbing standards that we have develop over three generations. This knowledge has it’s origins in having maintained swimming pools for more than forty years. This is invaluable knowledge when building pools and spas, because it is our intention to make your pool’s maintainability, “grief free” and manageable!

How do we accomplish building maintainability? We plan for it!

#7b Hot Water Floor Return

Delivering heated water to the bottom of the pool, whether by solar or a gas fired heater is 67% more efficient. See images below;

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#7c Suction & Return Lines

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#7d Special Features

Our pools operated using less energy and are less expensive to maintain! Those benefits will result in providing you measurable savings, that will pay in dividends over the life of your pool…

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A.) Standard Plastering Finishes

B.) Topical and Tile Products

C.) Energy Efficiency

D.) Equipment Upgrades

E.) Equipment Descriptions

F.) Concrete Decking Considerations

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Dynamic Poolscapes Inc. CSL# 626207 4120 Douglas Bl., Suite 404, Granite Bay, CA 95746 (800) 766-5259