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The benefits of variable speed pumps for your pool

variable flow pool pumpsMany homeowners are concerned about their pool and the amount of money that they are spending in order to maintain the pool at a comfortable level. One of the concerns for expenditures is the pump, something that runs day in and day out and is constantly using energy, anytime is turned on. In an effort to reduce costs and to improve the quality of their pool, many homeowners are turning the variable speed pool pumps. Here is some information about these pumps and what they can offer to pool owners that benefits them more than traditional pumps.

Understanding the basics of variable speed pool pumps can help you to understand some of the benefits that they offer. In essence, variable speed pumps regulate the speed of the electric motor by controlling both the voltage and the frequency. Because the amount of power that is being delivered to the motor is regulated in such a way, it may be able to save a substantial amount of energy. Although the amount of money that is being saved by a homeowner may vary, there are times when it may save up to 1000 dollars per year, depending upon your pool pump usage.

Variable speed pumps are relatively new, and until around the turn-of-the-century, most of the in-ground pool pumps were single speed. These used a tremendous amount of horsepower and, although they were able to move water quickly, the power drainage showed up on your electric bill every month. That is one of the reasons why variable speed pumps are increasing in popularity among homeowners and continue to increase in popularity, each and every year.

Why choose a variable speed pump?

As was discussed, the primary reason why homeowners are using a variable speed pump is because of the financial savings. A single speed pump, which is what is traditionally used on the pool, may use up to 2000 watts of power but a variable speed pump can control the amount of wattage that is being used and may save you up to 90 percent in some cases.

Another benefit to using a variable speed pump is the fact that it can be used for a longer time every day. Most homeowners have reduced the amount of time that they are using their pool pump in order to save money. This can lead to poor quality water, because it is sitting stagnant for the majority of the day. When you use a variable speed pump, however, it can be used 24 hours a day and this helps to regulate the chemicals in the pool and to reduce the formation of algae and bacteria. This increases the water quality to the best possible advantage of your family.

If you would like to discuss having a variable speed pump installed on your pool, you can contact Medallion Pools for more information. We have been serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area for years with cutting-edge technology and excellent service.

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