Variable Speed Pumps

As the heart of your circulation system, the pool pump is critical in maintaining a clean and balanced pool. Badly circulated water throws off your water chemistry promoting algae growth and other unpleasant specimens that quickly take over. When the pool pump is running, water is circulated through the filtration system, removing debris and returning filtered clean water into the pool.

Traditional single-speed pumps only have one speed - high. When turned on, the pump runs at full speed whether your pool needs it or not. This is the most significant energy drain in your pool’s system and is mainly responsible for those unexpected electricity bills during the summer months. Not to mention the accelerated wear that occurs on your pool equipment, which brings with it accelerated repair costs.

Variable Speed Pumps

Pentair IntelliFlo® Variable Speed 

Variable speed pumps are adjustable, so you pump speed (which translates into energy requirement) can be matched to your pools immediate needs. This allows for efficient movement of water through the circulation system and reduced energy requirements. The energy savings of variable speed pumps are so significant that many states are requiring them for new pool construction. There are a variety of variable speed pumps currently on the market, many offering similar technology and some claiming to deliver up to 90% energy savings!

Variable speed pumps can also eliminate the need for a second pump. For example, when adding a water feature or running the spa, more flow is needed. Traditionally two pumps would be used, or a larger than necessary pump would be installed. With a variable speed pump, speeds can be adjusted to accommodate the water features or spa when they are running. Therefore, putting less strain on the system and ultimately consuming up less energy.

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