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How a Variable Speed Pool Pump Can Save You Money

Variable Speed Swimming Pool Pump

When it comes to a home pool, one thing that you will inevitably need is a quality pool pump system. With so many pool pump systems on the market, it can be difficult to make a decision. There are traditional pool pumps, variable speed pool pumps, and pool pumps with integrated intelligent technology. Furthermore, different people need different types of systems for different reasons. One owner might be concerned about the noise the pump makes, while another owner is concerned about the installation. However, if you are a pool owner that wants a pool pump system that is effective, but also efficient enough to save money, then a variable speed pool pump system is the right choice for you.

Traditionally pool pumps operate at one, constant speed and are the popular choice among many first-time or inexperienced pool owners because they are inexpensive. Yet, unbeknownst to the pool owner a single-speed pool pump could end up costing them more in the long run. When a pool pump is operating at one speed all of the time, it may be overworking when it is unnecessary, causing energy bills to skyrocket and catch the owner off guard. Not a good situation

What is a variable speed pool pump?
Variable speed pool pump systems are more relevant in today’s pool market, and for a good reason. Depending on the needs of the pool, variable speed pool pumps can increase or decrease in speed in order to provide the pool and the pool owner with the best results. Due to the fact that a variable speed pool pump is not overworking when it doesn’t have to be it tends to save the pool owner a lot of cash on energy bills.

What kind of variable speed pool pump should I purchase?
Pentair, one of the leading brands in pool equipment, offers variable speed pool pumps in two varieties. The first is a traditional variable speed pump, the Pentair SuperFlo VS. With a 1 ½ horsepower engine, easy to read graphic display, and 3 adjustable speed option it is guaranteed to provide you with the efficiency it promises. The only downside is that the adjustable speeds must be manually controlled, which can be difficult to remember for many pool owners.
Luckily, there is another Pentair option that many pool owners prefer---the
Pentair IntelliFlo VS. As its name suggests, the Pentair IntelliFlo VS offers all of the benefits of the traditional SuperFlo VS pump, but with added intelligence. This system has a built-in timer that ensures the pump will run at optimal speed during filtration. Because of this technology, it offers up to 90% in energy savings!
If you are a pool owner that is looking for a new pump system, then you can't go wrong with a variable pump system. The energy and financial savings that it offers can't be beaten. And, as always, Pentair systems are the best choice!

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