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Pool pumps are not sexy pieces of equipment, trendy robotic pool cleaners usually stand high on the podium for their “features”. But money talks and the costs that can be saved with upgrading to an energy efficient variable speed pump are considerable!
In this article we will cover -
- What is a variable speed pool pump?
- Different types of pool pumps
- Cost savings
- Energy consumption
- Reducing noise
If your building a new pool, or it's literally a ringing sound from the back shed screaming for an upgrade, choosing an energy efficient pump that will serve as the heart of your pool’s circulation and filtration system should be one of your most important decisions. Try and avoid the cheapest pumps as these are usually “entry level” with little to no energy efficiency features.
Tip: Make the upfront investment for the more expensive pump and reap the savings down the track in reduced energy costs!
Ask the pool builder for a sharp price to upgrade to a variable speed pump when constructing your new pool, or drop down to your local pool shop to see one and understand the true savings to be made, while standard pumps are nearly a third of the price, their extra features and long-term energy savings often make variable pumps a much better option. Pool automation can also work closely with variable speed pumps to get the most efficiency!