Save Money & Protect the Environment by Upgrading to a Variable Speed Pump
Traditional pool pumps, also known as single speed pool pumps typically run at 3450 rpm (revolutions per minute). For most pools in Florida, to achieve clean and clear water for a single speed pool pump will require a tremendous amount of energy. For pool owners, the pool pump is usually the second highest user of electricity with your HVAC system being the first. Variable speed pool pumps can operate at lower speeds (rpm’s) which result in lower electrical consumption. By lowering the rpm on a pool pump, we can still achieve the proper turnover of water through your pool filter but can also dramatically reduce the electric consumption used by that pool pump.
By reducing the pool pump speed in half, you can reduce the electric consumption to 1/8th of what would be used with a traditional one speed pool pump. This science behind this is called the Pump Affinity Law, an engineering principle. Depending on the size of the pool pump you currently use, this can result in $350- $1100 in electric savings per year*. With these savings stretched out over the life of the pump which typically go for 10 years* or more, it’s possible to experience savings of $3,500- $11,000 or more over the life of the pump!
Another great benefit of a variable speed pump is that they are dramatically quieter. The noise factor can be as low as 45 decibels less, about 4 times quieter than most traditional pumps. It’s also ENERGY STAR® certified which meets strict energy efficiency criteria set by the Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Agency It also has a fan operating in the back of the motor to keep the motor cooler, which allows it to last longer. It has anti-freeze protection built in. No more going outside in below freezing temperatures to run your pool all night.
Take a look at this pool pump savings calculator to see how a variable speed pump will benefit you!
*1 Results can vary based on local utility rates, pool size, pump run time, pump horsepower, pump rpm, plumbing size and length, pump model, service factor and other hydraulics and owner.
*2 Compared to noise level of typical 1.5 HP single-speed pump