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Variable Speed Pumps: The upgrade that saves!

Variable Speed Pumps: The upgrade that saves!

How Does a Variable Speed Pump Work?

The advantage of Variable Speed Pump Technology (VSPT) is that the pump can change its operating speed. For example, you may want to increase the RPMs while your automatic pool cleaner is working to help it clean more efficiently, and then return the pump to the lower, more efficient speed afterward.

Why Switch to Variable-Speed Technology?

Significant energy savings and improved equipment performance are only some of the reasons to make the switch to VSP technology!

Single speed pumps only run at one constant high speed, but a Variable Speed Pump (VSP) can change the revolutions per minute (RPMs) of the motor to be more efficient. These versatile pool pumps run more smoothly and are generally more durable than their single-speed counterparts, which allows you to realize immediate electricity costs savings and superior water conditions. 

In most cases, the cost of the pump can repay itself in just 1-2 seasons, based on a combination of the factors below.

Smart Phone. Smart Home. Smart Pool.

If you are a technology fan, you can extend the benefits of a connected home to your swimming pool! Fingertip control enables you to speed up and slow down at touch of a button!

Certain pump models interface with your pool’s automation system, allowing you to set timers and control certain functions remotely using a smartphone or tablet. Some VSPs are even compatible with voice assistants such as Alexa and Google Home.

A Variable Speed Pump has many benefits: 

Up To 90% in energy savings
Outside of your home's Air Conditioning system, a single-speed pump is the most expensive energy cost for in-ground pool owners! The primary advantage of VSPT is the savings on your hydro-electric costs and long-term maintenance, usually at least 75% and up to even 90% in some cases. 

Running a single speed pump can be the equivalent of leaving 28 100-watt incandescent light bulbs turned on at the same time, while a VSPT reduces that energy consumption to 1-3 light bulbs! 

 

 

Poolsaver Program - Energy+

Many Manufacturers also have additional rebates available

Almost all models of variable speed pumps also have additional manufacturer’s rebates available!  You can review our assortment of variable-speed pumps here.

Circulates heat and pool chemicals more effectively

Filtration performance improves when the velocity of water moving through the filter is reduced.  With a VSP, you can proficiently keep your water circulated and disperse pool chemicals effectively.  Does not affect the operation of Salt Water Systems or pool heaters.  If you are using an Ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection system, performance here increases 100x when the VS Pump flow rate is decreased.

Longer life of motor and parts, as-well as 4x quieter functioning  

Another money-saving feature is their durability. Many people find that variable speed pumps far outlive single speed ones because they run at lower speeds, putting less strain on the pump’s internal components – and your filter’s components too! This means you spend less money on replacing motors or parts.

 

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