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Prime Products To Keep The Water Moving Found at the heart of every plant room, pool and spa pumps keep the water moving and are an essential component in any efficient system. These powerful products have improved over recent years and the latest variable speed options have for many, become the pump of choice for many applications. With the choices now wider than ever, in this issue we highlight some of the best models that are available By Andrea Hartshorne


he pool and spa pumps that are available to today’s market offer virtually maintenance-free operation but that fact glosses over the important role that they play in the plant room. These hard-working background systems are essential pieces of kit on any domestic and commercial pool or spa operation and recent technological advances mean that the systems continue to improve and become more energy-efficient. Whether used by a domestic pool, destination spa or leisure centre, these unassuming products are impossible to operate without and as they quietly go about the business of circulating water and play a large role in a pool or spa working to their best ability. With models on offer for a range of budgets and applications, we take a closer look at some of the products available this year.

SUPERMAX PUMP SOLUTIONS FROM BOSTA UK Bosta UK are the exclusive distributor of the Sta-Rite S5P1R Supermax pump. This pump is one of the most modern designs in the Sta-Rite range and offers efficient running at low noise levels. The pump features a secure quick-lock lid which reduces the risk of split lids that can be common on other pump designs. The pump is also suitable for Bosta UK are the exclusive distributor of the Sta-Rite S5P1R Supermax pump 77-80_SPN_Feb_18_Pumps_Feature.indd 77

salt water applications that are becoming increasingly popular in the UK market. The mechanical seals and stainless 316 shaft are suitable for salt concentrations of 0.4% (4gr/ltr). Another helpful feature is that the Supermax pump offers the same connection locations as the Hayward Super Pump, therefore this model is a ‘like-for-like’ swap for end users as no pipework changes are required. The pump offers a range of sizes from 0.5hp up to 3hp in single phase and 3 phase models are available upon request. The Supermax pump is also available in a variable speed version, providing the opportunity of an upgrade to a highly energy efficient pump. Available through Bosta UK, the Sta-Rite S5P1R-VS features a built-in controller and is ideally sized for standard pools which outperforms the IE3 ‘Premium efficiency’ class requirements. The controller features its own digital control panel for easy programming at different speeds. When combined with the ControlPro unit, the results bring both convenience of automation and the remarkable energy cost savings of variable speed technology to standard pools at an affordable price.

AN EXCLUSIVE TO CERTIKIN – THE AQUASPEED The Aquaspeed 100 ECO-V is an exclusive to Certikin and is equipped with the very latest state-of-the-art, variable speed, permanent magnet brushless motor that results in the ability to vary the motor speed depending on the installation requirements. The Aquaspeed 100 ECO-V has three variable speed settings – low speed for standard filtration, medium speed for use with automatic cleaners and high speed for vacuuming and backwashing – and each setting can be programmed to ensure that the performance is at the most efficient and

The Aquaspeed 100 ECO-V variable speed pump is an exclusive to Certikin

therefore cost effective. It is ideal for new installations and retrofit as the connections are exactly the same as the single speed Aquaspeed. The Certikin Aquaspeed swimming pool pump is available in a choice of sizes from 0.5hp to 3hp and it has a single piece fibreglass pump body to ensure maximum strength and durability. The solid clear pump lid allows for easy inspection of the pump basket. It is suitable for salt chlorinated pools and has a hydraulically efficient impeller and diffuser design for maximum hydraulic output whilst minimising turbulence.

KRIPSOL VARIABLE SPEED PUMPS FROM FAIRLOCKS POOL PRODUCTS The self-priming variable speed pumps provided by Fairlocks Pool Products to clients across the UK are supplied by Kripsol. Fairlocks feel that an efficient swimming pool pump is an essential piece of kit to enable a smooth, regulated and economical swimming pool. After looking for a suitable manufacturer to represent for the UK market, Fairlocks chose Kripsol as their pumps provide a second-to-none standard of reliability which provides peace of mind and efficiency to the residential pool market. Each of the pumps have the following features: Pump casing in thermoset plastics reinforced with glass fibre; Lowering cover screws with stainless steel studs; Impeller in noryl inserted with 303 stainless steel;

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) February 2018  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...

SPN (Swimming Pool News) February 2018  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...