NOT ALL PUMPS ARE CREATED EQUAL: SINGLE-SPEED VS. VARIABLE SPEED POOL PUMPS
There are two primary types of pool pumps: single-speed pool pumps and variable-speed pool pumps. Single-speed pumps do just that: operate at one – single–speed. Whereas variable speed pool pumps allow a user to adjust the flow rate of the water through the system at, you guessed it - varying speeds. The ability to run a pump at different speeds is what makes this technology a game-changer. A pool owner can operate their pump longer at lower speeds without raising energy consumption and extra costs.
WHAT IS A VARIABLE SPEED POOL PUMP, AND WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE IT.
Most variable speed pool pumps have electronic controls that allow the pump to run at a speed set by the user. Typically, they have three to eight preprogrammed speeds for various tasks, like routine pool filtration or operating water features. Because of their advanced technology, these pool pumps help conserve energy use by running at the right speed and time.
Gallon for gallon, pool pumps move water more efficiently at lower operating speeds in the same way that cars are more fuel efficient when driven at lower speeds. With variable speed technology, pool pumps working at lower speeds more consistently can even give pool owners like you up to 90% energy savings. That could mean cutting your energy bill by up to $1,500 annually! *