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What Are the Different Types of Swimming Pool Pumps?

Fri, Mar 25th, 2022

Swimming Pool and Pumps

If you already own a swimming pool or are thinking about having one installed, there is equipment that will need to be installed such as a pool heater (if you want to be able to swim all year long in nice water temperatures), a saltwater system (if you want to swim in water with less chlorine so the water will be gentler on skin, hair and eyes) and a pool pump.

Your pool's filtration system is dependent upon the pool pump and motor. The job of your pool pump is to keep water flowing through the water features, filters, heaters and skimmers. It is important to maintain a healthy and clean swimming environment whether the pool is in your own home or open to the community.

You can buy a single-speed pool pump, dual-speed pool pump or variable speed pool pump for your pool. To save money on monthly utility bills, the majority of pool owners are choosing a more energy-efficient pool pump option such as a variable speed pool pump.

A single-speed pool pump will operate at one speed and is the most inexpensive option. A dual-speed pool pump also operates at only two speeds, low and high but uses less energy than a single-speed pool pump. The third option, a variable speed pool pump, can operate at different speeds which save on energy consumption.

To save you money in the long run, it is best to choose a variable-speed pool pump for your pool filtration system. These energy-efficient pool pumps can reduce your pool's electricity consumption by up to 90%. In addition, these types of pool pumps will prolong the life of your pool filter and other pool equipment because they run more slowly and do not put as much wear and tear on the system.

About Pentair Swimming Pool Pumps

Pentair variable speed pumps feature programmable speed or flow settings; settings for filtration cycles, cleaners and water features; and are automation-ready. Two models include a safety vacuum release system (SVRS), which automatically shut off the pump when a drain becomes blocked.

When choosing a pool pump, make sure to select one that is durable and will last for many years. Also, take into consideration the size of your pool and the desired flow rate when making your decision. Remember, a variable speed pool pump is the best option.

Some energy companies offer rebates for switching to the more energy-efficient variable speed pool pump. A pool pump running all year round and even more during the season takes on a lot of strain and there comes a time when it needs to be replaced.

Sweetwater Pool Service can help with any of your residential or commercial pool pump needs including repairs, a new installation, or a pool pump replacement. Call today! Relax...We will do the work!