There are plenty of components that make up your swimming pool and allow it to function properly so you can enjoy it, and the plumbing pipes are one of them.

When it comes to swimming pool pipes, the size certainly makes a difference. In fact, plumbing pipe size for pools is one of the more important aspects to consider for your Austin swimming pool. 

The pipes play a key role in the movement of water to and from the pool and matter more than the actual pump when it comes to this. While you may put a bigger pump on a swimming pool with bigger pipes, you cannot put a bigger pump on a swimming pool with smaller pipes. 

You may be better off with larger pipes and a smaller pump than smaller pipes and a larger pump because of the volume of water that flows through the pipes. Smaller pipes with larger pumps may put a strain on the pump because of the additional force of water movement.

Bubbles may form and collapse when they attempt to pass into the pipe with higher pressure. In turn, this can cause vibration and possible damage to the pool equipment. Further, the pump’s efficiency level may also drop and won’t be able to achieve regular pressure.

One of the more common mistakes that pool owners make is purchasing a pool pump that is too powerful and has too much horsepower. They often believe that more power is better. But in the case of swimming pools, it’s not.

Instead, a higher horsepower pump is not useful for pool filtration. On the other hand, a smaller single speed pool pump would still be able to do just as good a job for less money and more efficiency. Plus, pumps should be considered in conjunction with the pipe size.

To make sure you’re installing the appropriate-sized plumbing pipes and pump, be sure to enlist the services of a trusted Austin Swimming pool builder.