For decades all pool pumps fitted to swimming pools were single speed only pool pumps, and the speed setting they ran on can only be described as Turbo! Go back a few years ago and no one really complained because, the truth is, these pumps worked great. Electricity was cheap and due to the high RPM and high flow rate of these pool pumps our swimming pools had fantastic water circulation. These fast pool pumps pushed huge amounts of water through our swimming pool’s filters more often which kept all our pools looking great.
Come down to today. These swimming pool pumps still work great but electricity is ridiculously expensive and we have come to realise the hard way how precious our environment is. The high RPM and high flow rate of these pool pumps mean they can consume anywhere between $600 – $900 per year in electricity consumption just a standard pool. Not just your pocket is effected by these pool pumps. Higher electricity usage damages our environment as unnecessary energy is used to run these pool pumps.
These problems drove the development of the modern energy efficient pool pump. Modern energy efficient pool pumps are designed to have either dual speed, 3 speed or variable speed settings. These variable speed pumps can run at a lower RPM but have made vast improvements in the flow rate they output. Pool pump speeds can be adjusted at a touch of a button. Slower pump speeds = lower energy costs and not just a little! This feature alone can dramatically reduce your pools running costs saving you hundreds of dollars in electricity costs per year. In addition slower pump speeds also reduce the wear and tear, not only the pump itself, but also on the filters, heaters, chlorinators and other equipment that the pool pump pushes water through. These benefits, along with dramatically reducing the pool pump noise level that the old Turbo single speed pumps produced make energy efficient pumps the way to go.
Marlin Swim Pool Service keeps up with the latest energy efficient pool pumps and we have been guiding customers through this decision making process for years. We can help you determine whether it’s cost effective to purchase a new energy efficient pool pump, what type of variable speed pool pump would be best for your pool and what make and model pump best integrates with your existing pool equipment.