It seems like every day we are hearing of devices and gadgets that are more energy efficient, and pool pumps are one of them. Nowadays, you can get your hands on a variable speed pool pump that can help save quite a bit in energy while helping to shave off a bit in your monthly bills, too.
What is a Variable Speed Pool Pump?
With a variable speed pump, you can circulate the water in your swimming pool at lower flow rates for a longer period of time during the day without any wasted energy. According to studies, variable speed pumps are much more energy efficient compared to single speed pumps. When it comes to pump speed in RPMs, a single speed pump uses 3,450 RPMs while a variable speed pump uses 2,400 RPMs.
Plus, a variable speed pump turns over about 1.5 times less gallons per minute compared to a single speed pump, while turning over about twice as much per day.
When it comes to maximizing the savings potential of a variable speed pump, it all comes down to a couple of key things:
- Understanding the difference between a low and slow filtration schedule. Getting familiar with both of these 24-hours filtration schedules is beneficial to you so you can understand where the energy and monetary savings are coming from.
- Flow meter installation. It’s important that you have a flow meter installed in your pool system by a trusted Austin pool builder so that you know the amount of water that the filtration system that is moving. That way you can maximize your investment in your variable speed pump. The flow meter will tell you precisely how much water is being moved through the system.
If you’re considering having a variable speed pump installed, call your trusted Austin swimming pool builder today.