Capacitors play a crucial role in the operation of electric motors used in hot tubs and pool pumps. They provide the necessary boost to help these motors start and run smoothly, and also aid in the functioning of two-speed motors when switched to high speed.

There are two types of capacitors, namely start capacitor and run capacitor. When looking for a replacement for your pump, it is important to ensure that the replacement is of the correct type and has the same rating as the old capacitor. This will ensure that your pool or hot tub pump operates without any glitches and performs optimally.