What Is A Variable Speed Pool Pump?
If you’ve been hearing about variable speed pool pumps and want to know more, or it’s time to upgrade your pool pump, you’re definitely going to want to continue reading! In this blog, we outline what a variable speed pool pump is, how it works, and its advantages.
What does a pool pump do?
Pool pumps circulate the water in your pool. Circulation ensures that chemicals are evenly dispersed and that the water is pumped through your filter to keep it clean and free of debris.
Pool pumps 101
There are 3 types of pool pumps. Here’s a brief overview of each type:
1. Single Speed
This is the original pool pump. Single-speed pool pumps tend to be the least expensive, but there are a few caveats. A single-speed pump always operates at full horsepower, which is much less energy efficient than a dual or variable speed pump. These pumps are also quite noisy.
2. Dual Speed
A dual-speed pump has a high and low setting. They are a little more efficient than a single-speed pump and come with a slightly higher price tag.
3. Variable Speed
Unlike a single or dual speed pump, variable speed pumps let you control the speed. They are approximately 90% more efficient than single and dual pumps, and they are much quieter.
Are variable speed pumps the best choice?
In our professional opinion, yes. Variable speed pumps are the best choice for many reasons. They do require a higher cost upfront, but the benefits greatly outweigh the initial investment.
Here’s a breakdown of the benefits of a variable speed pool pump:
- They consume less power
- Less power consumption = savings on your energy bills
- They are faster and more efficient at filtering
- They are programmable
- They help to keep your pool temperature stable
- Your pool will be effectively cleaned and sanitized
- Chemicals will be evenly distributed
At Cannonball Pools in Milton, we have a variety of pool pumps, parts, accessories, and toys in stock.
Our very knowledgeable team is always available to assist you. You can connect with us here to find out more information, or visit us in-store and we’ll be more than happy to help you choose the right pool pump.
Excellent blog on VS pumps. I should have bought one when the government rebate was around.
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