How an Inground Pool Works

All swimming pools work in the same manner - no matter the shape, size or whether it's a backyard pool or a commercial pool. They all use a combination of filtration and chemical treatment to constantly clean a large volume of water.

How a Pool WorksTo maintain clear water, a swimming pool needs the following components:

  • A basin

  • A motorized pump

  • A water filter

  • A chemical feeder

  • Drains

  • Returns

  • PVC plastic plumbing connecting all of these elements

Water pumps in a continual cycle, from the pool through the filtering and chemical treatment systems and back to the pool again. The pumping system keeps the water in the pool free of dirt, debris and bacteria. Heaters are sometimes used to keep the water at a certain temperature.