Speck Pumps is the greatest name in pumps in South Africa and the world, and we provide South Africa with a range of pool pumps and swimming pool accessories. For more than 109 years Speck Pumpen, with its corporate headquarters in Germany, has designed and produced innovative high quality pumps for the swimming pool industry worldwide.
How Speck Pumps came to be is a very enthralling story indeed. The company was founded as Daniel Speck & Sons in 1909 in Nuremburg, Germany after Daniel Speck and his son, Otto, stumbled upon an empty workshop on one fateful Sunday. Seeing the shop’s potential, father and son bought the workshop from its owner on the very same day they came across it, starting the company Daniel Speck & Sons in that year.
From the day Daniel Specks’ company was founded, it grew from strength to strength, manufacturing its first plunger pump in that same year. Often working in the workshop from 6am until well after midnight, father and sons put all they had to offer into their new company. At this time in the company’s history, however, the production of pumps was not the main focus, and various kinds of agricultural machinery was also built. In 1918 the company moved to a larger workshop in Nuremburg and expanded from there. During their time there, one of Daniel Specks’ other sons, Kurt, occupied himself with the study of pump building and designed a series of pumps for domestic water supply. This was a major success, seeing as there was significant progress in the electrification of rural areas, and as development grew in the industrial field, Speck Pumps came into greater demand. From there, the company grew significantly, despite the ups and downs caused by World War II, founding new factories and increasing its workforce.
In the mid 1960’s, Swimming pool technology became the main focus of the company, and in 1964 Speck Pumps’ swimming pool technology was launched. In 1965 and 1967 the first two pool water circulation pumps, the cast metal BADU®13 and BADU®17, were launched. After the launch of these two pumps the technology was updated and the very first all-plastic pump called the BADU®19 was launched in 1968.
Over the years Speck Pumps started to reach beyond the German market, and in 1969, Speck Pumpen exported the first pumps to South Africa. Speck Pumps SA has continued Speck Pumps’ fine tradition and is, after 49 years, still one of the greatest names in the Swimming pool, Spa and Koi Pumps industry in South Africa. Speck Pumps is known for offering its superior design quality, product quality, and outstanding service and spares network to our industry on a national basis as well as the rest of the African continent and the Indian Ocean Islands