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In case you missed it, at the 2016 Pool & Spa Show the Northeast Spa & Pool Association presented a one of a kind live, interactive demonstration focused on swimming pool hydraulics which gave show attendees a greater understanding of how the flow of water can be improved or hurt by a variety of design and system conditions.  

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The Wall consisted of

  • three fully plumbed above ground pools
  • six pumps
  • dozens of feet of pipes that were taken from the ground and placed in plain view 

Visitors were given the chance to explore the entire hydraulics learning experience, view any or all of the six demonstrations and learn how to best achieve Maximum Performance, Superior Water Quality, Greater Energy Efficiency and Improved Consumer Safety.

Due to high demand for the information shared at The Wall, we have created a video library highlighting all of the demonstrations that took place at the Show.  You can watch each of them at your own pace, and you are encouraged to share them with your employees.  

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Demonstration showing how the ANSI/APSP/ICC-15 standard is used to test and qualify pumps for the ENERGY STAR designation - View Video

Demonstration showing how pipe size affects flow rates, energy use and pump 
performance - View Video

Demonstration showing how energy use and pump performance varies when different levels of resistance are added to a pool's hydraulic system - View Video

Demonstration showing how the variable speed/SVRS pump responds to a potential entrapment on a single drain, unblockable drain and a pool without bottom drains - View Video

Demonstration showing how dirty filters affect pump performance and energy use - View Video



Demonstration showing how the use of sweep elbows and larger pipe diameter affect flow rates, velocity (resistance) and system performance - View Video


Demonstration showing how suction side plumbing configurations and elevation affect pump priming and system performance -
View Video

View Wall photos showing configurations and samples of blockable and unblockable VGB suction outlet covers and maximum flow rating

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ANSI/APSP-16 2011 Standard Suction Fittings for or use in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas 

This standard establishes materials, testing and makes requirements for suction fittings that are designed to be totally submerged for use in swimming pools, wading pools, spas and hot tubs, as well as other aquatic facilities. A downloadable PDF version is also available in the APSP Store.


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