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Need A New Pump? The Benefits Of Variable Speed Swimming Pool Pumps



Variable Speed Pump

If you're in the market for a new pool pump, you will find there are a lot of options from multiple manufacturers. These options include type of pump (variable speed, 2 speed, or single speed), total HP, voltage draw, colour, etc.

It may become confusing when looking but it doesn't have to be! If you have an older single speed pump, now would be a great time to switch to a variable speed pump. Below is a list of benefits to switching to a variable speed pool pump. 




First, if it ain't broke, don't fix it! There are only 2 reasons to change your pump:

  1. It’s broken.

  2. It's a single speed drawing too much power and you want to save some money on your monthly hydro bill.


If that's you, keep reading.


The benefits of variable speed:


  1. They are quiet

VS pumps, while running in a low setting, are virtually silent. They're still moving water through the pool and equipment but you won't hear the pump. Running them at night won't be an issue.


  1. Better water filtration


The slower moving water allows the filter to pick up more particles and debris on a single pass resulting in cleaner water entering back into the pool.


  1. They are programmable


No need for a separate timer. Variable speed pumps are meant to run 24hr/day and have a built in timer that allows you to set up different speeds at different times of the day. You can program it to run at a low, energy efficient speed during peak hours and a higher speed if needed when electricity is at its lowest cost. You also have the ability to program different speeds for water features, pool heaters, regular operation, etc.


  1. Reduced pool chemical cost


Running the pool for 24hr/day, increasing the circulation of the water while simultaneously slowing it down for better filtration will keep the water chemistry more consistent and balanced (think a stagnant pond vs a running stream of water). There is a less likely chance your pool will start to turn green and regular chemical use will be lower.


  1. Possible rebates

You will need to check with your electricity provider and your municipality but some do offer rebates for energy efficient pool pumps. This would reduce the upfront cost of buying this pump and you will still see the savings from lower electricity rates.


Hope this helps!


 As always, if you have any questions, reach out to our Client Care Team or check us out on our social media for updates, info and more!


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