Energy Saving Pumps
These pumps have multiple speed settings, which enable the pump to be more efficient in its energy usage.
Known as multiple or variable speed pumps, they can be set to different speeds according to how quickly you would like to pump water through the filter, thus saving energy and reducing running costs. Conventional pool pumps are limited to one set speed. A pool pump is usually sized to cater for the pool's maximum water flow requirements, which may either be the sand filter's backwash water flow or to provide sufficient water flow to operate a suction cleaner.
As the speed of a conventional pump cannot be changed, the same maximum water flow is applied across the pool's various requirements.
As a pool's filtration cycle occupies 99% of the run time of a pool pump, you can operate the energy saving multispeed pump on its low speed setting for a majority of its running time, leading to significant energy savings. Approx. $600.00 - $800.00 per annum. Higher speeds can be triggered to provide adequate flow for ancillary equipment, such as providing sufficient flow of water to operate a suction cleaner.