Pool pumps are often an area of energy usage that is overlooked. The standard single speed pump, when ran 7-10 hours daily can use over 7,000 kWH annually. That may sound like an extreme example but sadly is more often the case for older pool owners. The standard one speed pump is not efficient, it runs at full speed all day long in the 2-3,000RPM range. This RPM range requires a great deal of power to maintain and is in most cases completely unnecessary.
What Does a Pump Do?
The main purpose of your pool pump is to pass the water in the pool through your pool filters 1-2 times each day. Each and every gallon of that pool should flow through those filters, which remove contaminates at a micro level to maintain clean pool water. Depending on the size of the pool, pump flow rate and filter size each pool will require a different amount of run time to maintain clean water.
What is the difference between a Variable Speed Pump and a Standard Pool pump?
A Standard pump passes the pool water through the filters by pushing that water through at an extreme speed and a high energy cost to the homeowner. By contrast a variable speed pump has precise flow control. This allows the user to change the speed of the pump to match the needs of the pool. Variable pumps offer a daily scheduling ability for different run speeds through out the day. A typical schedule could include 2 hours of max run speed for in pool cleaning, then 6 hours of a reduced speed for pool filtration. The variable speed and interchangeable schedule allows the pumps to draw a little as 1/6th the energy of a conventional standard speed unit. This equates to considerable savings for the homeowner and a very clean pool.
Only The Best:
PE SOLAR use the Pentair pool pump brand exclusively. Pentair is one of the most trusted brand in pool pumps, known for their quality, warranty and customer service. Pentair has been in business since 1966 with over 10,000 employees worldwide operating in 34 different countries. The Pentair Intelliflo and Superflo products are known across the industry as the premier Variable speed pool pump and the product all others are imitating.
Features of the Pumps:
-“Quietest pumps on the planet” The Pentair pumps are far less noisy than a standard pump, in fact most customers dont even know they are running while in the low setting.
-“Set it and forget it” Once we program the pump you never have to worry about that pesky pool timer again.
-Dramatic reduction in electricity usage
-Communicates with all automation and supporting pool equipment.
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