Importance of Circulation

How Can I Increase My Pool’s Circulation?

One of the most critical components of a healthy swimming pool and spa is circulation, which is necessary for continuing pool upkeep. Circulating involves pumping water around the pool to travel through the filtration system and be cleaned. Additionally, it aids in the dispersion of any chemicals you apply to the water, resulting in excellent pool coverage and thorough cleansing.

A few simple steps can be taken to increase circulation in your pool, beginning with angling the return jet(s) in a way that will produce a whirlpool effect. If your pool has just one jet, it’s best to point it downwards toward the skimmer’s opposite side. This will stir up the water on your pool’s floor and circulate the water.

Clean Pump & Filter

Debris can block your plumbing, filter, and pump basket after weeks and months of use (s). Your pool may need better circulation due to congestion if you find it difficult to keep it clean.

Dead Spaces

Dead areas are regions of your pool where the circulation is inadequate or where the circulation is typically neglected. These areas comprise:

  1.  Around pool steps.
  2. In cracks, creases and crevices.
  3. Underneath skimmer(s).
  4. Around ladders.
  5. Deep, sharp corners in your pool’s frame.

These dead zones can occasionally be avoided. Although you can aim your return jets in these directions, you might have to manually clean these areas with a pool brush or an automatic cleaner.

How long should your pump be running?

A pool pump is a need since circulation is crucial to pool maintenance. The heart of your circulation system and your pool is your pump. Ensure you:

  1. Keep the skimmer and pump basket(s) free of debris. 
  2. Angle your return jet(s) to spin the water in a circular motion. 
  3. Point at least one jet towards the bottom of the pool. 
  4. Brush your pool at least once weekly to get all the dead spots.