One of the best things you can do to improve the quality and efficiency of your pool is investing in a variable speed pump. Your energy savings will make up for your initial investment quickly, and you’ll enjoy a better pool experience.
Many older pool pumps only operate at one or two preset speeds that can’t be changed. In contrast, variable speed pumps have electronic controls that allow them to run at any speed set by the user.
Most variable speed pumps have three and eight preprogrammed speeds that are for various tasks. These different speeds are utilized for tasks like filtration or operating water features. Users can also change pump speeds with pool automation systems.
Gallon for gallon, pool pumps move water far more efficiently at lower operating speeds in the same way that cars are more fuel efficient when driven at lower speeds. Single- and two-speed pool pumps have a key disadvantage when it comes to energy efficiency. Their preset speeds are almost always faster than needed to accomplish most pool tasks. This is especially true for routine filtration.
Simply put, those older pumps waste a lot of energy.
Pool product manufacturer Pentair changed the game by introducing variable speed pool pump technology. This first-of-its-kind technology in the pool industry allows pool pumps to work at much slower speeds to accomplish everyday tasks. This gives pool owners like you energy savings up to 90%.* That’s the equivalent of cutting your energy bill by up to $1,500 per year!*
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Because variable speed pumps aren’t limited to a single operating speed, you can select the speed that's right for your task. So, when it’s time to use a pressure-side cleaner or run your water features, simply change the pump's speed and enjoy.
*Savings based on variable speed pool pump compared to a single-speed pump running 12 hours per day at an average of $0.16 per kWh in a 20,000-gallon pool. Actual savings may vary based on local utility rates, pool size, pump run time, pump horsepower, pump rpm, plumbing size and length, pump model, service factor and other hydraulic factors.
Pentair variable speed pumps give you more than just exceptional energy efficiency. They are also ultra-quiet, especially when running at low speeds. Plus with built-in diagnostics, they can protect themselves from damage and alert you to potential problems.
Because of their superior speed control, variable speed pumps improve the performance of other pool equipment on your pool pad. And by putting less stress on your equipment, you can extend its operating life.
Variable speed pumps also connect easily to automation systems, giving you greater convenience for control right from your smart device. This makes it possible to manage your pool pump from anywhere in the world.
As the leader in variable speed pool pump technology, Pentair continues to make variable speed pumps that are known for their ease of use and industry-standard efficiency. If you are considering a variable speed pool pump, you can’t go wrong with Pentair. The Intelliflo model’s quiet functionality, safeguards, and wireless control option make it an industry-favorite.
In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have recognized Pentair with the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award for the past six years. This award acknowledges Pentair’s continued leadership and contributions to the ENERGY STAR program. Pentair is the only pool pump manufacturer to achieve the Sustained Excellence designation.
To put that into perspective, since 2007, Pentair pumps have saved pool owners $1.9 billion in operating costs. That translates into 18 billion kilowatt hours of energy saved.
Pentair continues to innovate variable speed pool pumps that better support your pool's needs. Here are a few of Pentair's most innovative pool pumps.
The first pump of its kind, the IntelliFlo VSF Variable Speed and Flow Pump allows precise control of flow by automatically adjusting the pump’s speed to maintain a specific flow rate.
Precise flow control helps your pool equipment perform exactly as it’s meant to, delivering cleaner, healthier pool water. Providing precise flow to water features also results in a more visually pleasing pool experience.
Designed for pool owners who are practical and like to save, the SuperFlo VST Variable Speed Pump features an easy-to-read, intuitive digital control pad. It’s an excellent choice for new and standard pool pump replacements up to a 1.5 HP. And, there's no need to worry about wiring; the SuperFlo VST is wired for 115V or 230V power.
Perfect for large residential pools with features like waterfalls and vanishing edges, the WhisperFloXF VS 5HP Variable Speed Pump offers an integrated motor/drive, providing sophisticated, energy-saving technology without extra setups.
Its digital controls make for simple programming and operation. And like all Pentair variable speed pumps, it pairs perfectly with Pentair pool automation.
The ENERGY STAR®-certified IntelliFlo VSF, SuperFlo VST and WhisperFloXF VS pumps from Pentair meet strict energy efficiency criteria set by the EPA and DOE. These pumps save money, reduce energy use and protect the environment. Learn more about Pentair's commitment to ENERGY STAR and the environment.
Additionally, all of these pumps have the Pentair TradeGrade designation. With TradeGrade, you'll have peace of mind knowing your pool is safe to enjoy when your new pool pump has been properly sized and installed by a pool professional.