The first time you look at a pool pump, it looks like a big unfamiliar thing that makes you a little apprehensive. The purpose of this page is to help you to become familiar with the basic parts of your pool pump (and their names) and understand how your pool pump works.
There are several basic components to every swimming pool pump
As the impeller spins, it sucks water through the piping on the front of the pump, into the pump pot, through the basket and into the impeller. The water is then forced outward from the impeller, through the diffuser and out the top of the pump.
Once the pump is fully primed, you’ll see little to no air in the pump pot. If the pump will not fully prime or has a lot of air in the pump pot during normal operation, please refer to our section on common pool pump problems.