The pool pump is a critical component to any complete filtration system. The pump circulates pool or spa water, sending it through the filter, heater, salt system or chemical feeder, then finally back through to the pool or spa via the return lines. Moving water is happy water, so it's important to accurately schedule the pump’s run time to ensure proper water circulation.
Pool pumps are available in single, dual, and variable speed options to accommodate any pool or spa application.
Single Speed - Single speed pumps are capable of running at 3,450 RPM. They use a man-made magnet that slowly loses its polarity over time. The polarity loss causes the motor to draw more amps, costing you more money in electricity over time.
Dual Speed - Dual speed pumps are capable of running at two individual RPMs. The high speed is 3,450 RPM and the low speed is 1,725 RPM. The advantage of running the motor at a lower RPM is that it reduces the amperage and kW usage per hour saving you money on your electric bill. This allows you to run your pool for a longer period of time making the water healthier. But dual speeds also use a man-made magnet that slowly loses its polarity over time. The polarity loss causes the motor to draw more amps costing you more money in electricity in the long run.
Variable Speed - Variable speed pumps are capable of running at a variable RPM between 450 RPM and 3450 RPM. Providing circulation to a wide array of pool/spa volumes. Variable speed pumps use a rare earth magnet to provide motor catch and pull. This magnet’s polarity doesn’t degrade over time like man-made magnets. They are the quietest and most energy-efficient option for pool and spa water circulation.
Pool and spa pumps come in medium head and high head versions with either 1.5” or 2” inlet and discharge ports. The best choice for single bodies of water is medium heat pumps. High head pumps are more suited to the pool and spa combinations with a solar heating system, water features, and in-floor cleaning systems.
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