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How a VSP saves so much money.

Sure, the ability to simply turn down your pump will cut down on energy use, but there’s a little more to it than that. Before you shell out the cash for a fancy new pump, learn how it will put money back in your pocket.

They Consume Less Power

Pumps don’t need to run at full power all the time to keep your pool water clean. In fact, when you’re filtering your water, your pump can run at a much lower speed than when it’s doing more demanding jobs, such as running a water feature.

When you choose a variable-speed pool pump, you’ll have a higher up-front cost, but bigger savings over time. Typically, pool owners who switch to variable-speed pumps recover the cost of the pump in energy savings in less than two years.

You could save up to 83 percent in annual energy costs (give or take, depending on where you live and other variables) just by upgrading your pool pump. Bonus: If you’re looking to lower your utility costs, dropping in a new pool pump is so much easier than convincing your family to spend less time binge-watching the latest seasons of their favorite shows.


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What is a Variable-Speed Pool Pump?

Also known as multi-speed pumps, variable-speed pool pumps are one of three types of pool pumps you can buy. The entry level, least expensive pump is a single-speed pool pump. It operates at full horsepower whenever you turn it on.

Dual-speed pumps let you choose low- or high-speed operation. Choose the low setting to save power and money when you’re simply filtering the water. Choose the high speed setting when you’re doing more demanding tasks, such as vacuuming or adding chemicals.

Variable-speed pumps let you control the speed, whether low or high, or anywhere in between. Most of these energy-efficient pumps are powered by a different type of motor than the first two, called a permanent magnet motor. This type of motor is used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines and electric cars. It’s typically more efficient than the induction motors in single- and dual-speed pumps.

Some newer variable-speed pumps feature drop-in replacement, making the upgrade simple. Some of them can even be programmed to operate at optimal speeds for certain tasks, such as filtering and running deck jets. They’re also more reliable than the other two types of pumps.

The pool pump is the heart of the system.  It is what moves the water through all the other components that filter it and help keep it clear and healthy.  Until recently, the pool pump was the third largest in electric consumption averaging over $50 per month for homeowners.  Not any more!  Variable speed pump (VSP) technology has changed pumps as we knew them, if you don't have one yet ... come see us!  Most of our customers with VSPs save over $45 monthly!

Low Speeds Mean Low Noise

Think of the sound your single-speed pump makes when it kicks on. Has it ever woken you up at night? Well, when you switch to a variable-speed pump, you’ll never again bolt awake in bed wondering if a helicopter just landed in your yard.

Single-speed pumps run at 3,450 revolutions per minute (RPM). Variable-speed pumps can run as low as 600 RPM. The lower RPMs significantly reduce motor noise, making the variable-speed pump a far quieter option than that old single-speed.

Set your timer to turn the variable-speed pump on at a low setting overnight to turn over your pool water during non-peak power hours. You’ll save money, clean your pool, and avoid a confrontation with grumpy, sleep-deprived neighbors.

electrical savings tested

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