Energy Efficient Pool Equipment

Over the last few years pool manufacturers have been busy developing energy efficient pool equipment to help save you money and offer environmentally friendly alternatives. Variable speed pool pump technology uses permanent magnet motors similar to the ones used in hybrid cars to replace the induction motor. For example, by reducing the speed of the motor by half, energy consumption will be approximately one-eighth of what was previously used by the old induction style motor. The main theory behind the variable speed pool pump is slowing down the motor speed to produce more efficient water flow over longer periods of time to significantly save energy.

One of the most common questions I’m asked from home owners is how they can save money with their pool pump. In the summer, pool pumps need to run anywhere from six to eight hours each day, for some pools even more. With a two horsepower motor this can consume a large amount of energy. The pool pump, in most cases without air conditioners, is the top energy consuming appliances in the majority of households. Utilizing a variable speed pool pump can significantly help to reduce your monthly electric bill and keep your pool clean and sparkling clear. Typical utility savings range from $600 to as much as $1300 per year.

San Diego Poolman has been installing variable speed pool pumps and controllers with great success, saving our customers money on their utility bills. Feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss energy efficient pool equipment and to get an estimate for installation.

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