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What is a Variable Speed Pump? – and How Can it Benefit My Pool?


Variable Speed Pool Pump by Pentair
Pentair Intelliflo 3 VAriable Speed Pool Pump




WHAT IS A VARIABLE SPEED POOL PUMP?

A “variable speed pump” is a pool water pump in which the speed of the unit can be adjusted (set at a higher or lower relative RPMs or Flow Rates) according to use. As long as a pools plumbing system is hydraulically sound a variable speed pool pump can be set up in several different configurations on different built in timers to create the warm and clean water all pool owners strive for.


HOW WILL A VARIABLE SPEED POOL PUMP BENEFIT ME?

 A variable speed pool pump will put more money back in your pocket and help the environment. Here is how! A variable speed pool pump can be set to run at a specific flow rate or rpm for use in heating the pool, then the variable speed can be set at a lower flow rate/rpm setting to continue filtering the pool water at a slower rate which in turns saves a ton of electricity. A win, win for all pool owners. Thats the biggest benefit of a variable speed pool pump. The amount of money it will save pool owners is potentially anywhere from 70 to 90% in some cases based on the brand and specific model of variable speed pool pump used. At Pool Pros we use the new Intelliflo 3 Variable Speed Pool Pump by Pentair Pool Products. This variable speed pool pump has the ability to set several timed pump operating schedules with varying speed or flow rates to achieve the pools designed outcomes.


VARIABLE SPEED POOL PUMPS COST LESS TO OPERATE.

VSP uses less energy when their speeds are reduced. When the speed of the pump is reduced, power consumption is decreased by the cube root of reduction in speed.  If speed is cut by 50% the pump at the slower speed will run twice as long, the power consumption would only be ¼ that the higher speed, this is a 75% energy savings. Owners could save up to $750 per year by halving the pump speed. 



MORAL OF THE STORY

While variable speed pool pumps are more expensive initially than the traditional single speed pool pump, they are going to save pool owners a considerable amount in utilities over the life span of the pool pump due to its unique versatility and energy efficient design.


SHAMELESS CALL TO ACTION!

For the best in variable speed pool pumps call Pool Pros today @ 920-771-0107. When Quality Counts, Count on Pool Pros


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