When installing a new pool, most homeowners are unaware of the different types of pool pumps available to them. Using a variable speed pool pump will not only lower your overall energy savings, you might also qualify for a rebate from your local electric company. Fielder Custom Pools is an approved contractor with *Austin Energy who can install a variable speed pump, and depending on the pool owners' energy provider, may qualify for a rebate.
TYPES OF PUMPS
Single Speed Pumps
These are the pool pump most consumers are familiar with, and these are the ones that you'll see in most pools. Single speed pumps are the most affordable pump for pool owners to utilize.
Two Speed Pumps
As you might suspect, the two speed pump uses different speeds. The low speed option is much more efficient than simply running the pump at one speed. This helps with energy costs, but is still inefficient when compared to the variable speed pumps.
Variable Speed Pumps
Variable speed pumps use a permanent magnet motor, like you see in electric cars, compared to the old induction motors used in the single and two-speed pumps. Variable speed pumps have multiple speeds. They work at the minimum speed necessary to effectively clean your pool. These newer pumps allow a pool owner to dial-in the flow rate for their pool. This adjusts the overall friction within the system, making it much more efficient. Variable speed pumps last longer, run cooler, have less vibration, run much quieter and have advanced features including diagnostics. They're also 90% more efficient than the old school one-speed pumps.
* You may be eligible for a rebate from Austin Energy if you purchase the qualified Hayward pool pump from Fielder Custom Pools, and live in the City of Austin, you may be eligible for up to $300 (if they are still honoring at the time we purchase your equipment).
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