EcoBlu Part Self-Regulating Variable Return Jet - IWHMT151
- The First Self-Regulating Variable Return Jet
- Maximize Efficiency for all Multi-Speed Pumps
- Enhance Circulation & Agitation
- Minimize Operational Expense Through Improved Pump Performance
1. What exactly is the iBall Velocity?
It’s the first automated, variable return introduced in the pool industry. It has been designed to self-adjust according to the pool systems flow rate at any given time.
2. How does it work?
The silicone cone is able to adjust its orifice size based on flow rates.
3. How would I benefit from the iBall Velocity?
The iBall Velocity’s patent pending design allows it to produce better agitation during low flow rates, maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of the variable speed pump. When there are periods of increased flow rates, it will adjust its orifice size accordingly to reduce unnecessary back pressure on the system, while still maintaining sufficient surface agitation.
4. Does it save me money?
Yes, proper agitation leads to proper filtration and circulation. Those two factors lead to less chemical expense. Also improved agitation leads to less evaporation and heat loss. It will also provide the less stress on the system during higher flows, leading to longer system life. Also pumps that are running at lower speeds, for longer duration’s results in the cost of running that pump to be dramatically reduced, supporting the Law of Affinity.
5. What’s the Law of Affinity?
In the simplest terms, Using the Pump Affinity Law, you can cut your RPM's in half, circulate half the water, but only use 1/8th the energy. By doubling the run time at half speed, you will filter the same gallons as before, but consume only 1/4th the energy, for a 75% savings.
6. Do I need any special tools to install it?
No, it fits in standard 1.5” threaded wall fittings. You just screw it in like any normal return.
7. What kind of pump does this work for?
The iBall Velocity has been designed around the Variable Flow and Two-Speed pumps.
8. Will it work for single speed pumps?
Since a single speed pump doesn’t have a variable flow, then there is no direct need to buy this. However, if your pool system contains actuators that split the flow between the pool returns and any type of water feature, then this return may prove beneficial. It will react to this new, smaller flow rate and reduce its orifice for improved agitation.