How a Variable-Speed Pump Can Save You Money. Sure, the ability to simply turn down your pump will cut down on energy use, but there’s a little more to it than that. Before you shell out the cash for a fancy new pump, learn how it will put money back in your pocket.
What is a Variable-Speed Pool Pump?
Also known as multi-speed pumps, variable-speed pool pumps are one of three types of pool pumps you can buy. The entry level, least expensive pump is a single-speed pool pump. It operates at full horsepower whenever you turn it on.
Dual-speed pumps let you choose low- or high-speed operation. Choose the low setting to save power and money when you’re simply filtering the water. Choose the high speed setting when you’re doing more demanding tasks, such as vacuuming or adding chemicals.