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Ecopump Review

The Most Efficient Multi-Speed Pump in the World

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EcoPump represents a giant leap forward in pool pumps efficiency. Engineered for reliability, the most common pump failure points have been completely eliminated. Add in Energy Star certification and a 3 year warranty and it’s easy to see why EcoPump is out top multi-speed pick.

Tesla Pump Review

The Most Efficient Variable-Speed Pool Pump in the World

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At just 21 watts on most efficient speed and 3 watts during standby, Tesla delivered the lowest composite efficiency score ever recorded. Add in Energy Star certification and a 2 year warranty and it’s easy to see why Tesla is the top variable-speed pick.

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We searched the planet, measured, tested, and analyzed 45 models from five leading manufacturers. The winner does everything well and won’t break the bank. Use Comparison Tool

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2015 Pool Pump Buying Guide

Looking for a great pool pump that's also a great value? We can help. The 2015 pool pump reviews help you navigate a confusing pool pump market by identifying models that hit the efficiency and value bullseye. Read the Guide

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The 2015 Winners - Watch the Videos

The Energy Star rated Tesla™ and EcoPump™ are two pool pumps you can fall in love with. They both deliver best in class energy-efficient performance at a price point that won't break the bank - and that’s worth its weight in gold. Watch the Video

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Compare Multi-Speed Pool Pumps

Model Editors Rating Motor Design Speed Setting Curve-A/B/C Power (Watts) Curve-A/B/C Flow (GPM) Curve-A/B/C Energy Factor (gallons/Wh) Standby Average Power (Watts) Warranty Composite Score Our Price Buy
EcoPump Ultra Efficiency [EP-8]
by EcoPump
55 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 283 / 267 / 287 31 / 20 / 40 6.53 / 4.3 / 8.33 0 3 Years 98.99 $924 Buy
EcoPump Ultra Efficiency [EP-6]
by EcoPump
55 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 293 / 275 / 298 31 / 19 / 40 6.43 / 4.21 / 8.05 0 3 Years 96.57 $824 Buy
EcoPump Ultra Efficiency [EP-4]
by EcoPump
55 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 267 / 261 / 266 27 / 20 / 34 6.17 / 4.05 / 7.75 0 3 Years 92.85 $776 Buy
STA-RITE Dyna-Pro
[MPEA6YG-207L]
3.53.5 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 342 / 299 / 371 31 / 18 / 41 5.47 / 3.78 / 6.76 0 1 Year 82.72 $799
Pentair Superflo
[346242]
3.53.5 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 294 / 272 / 305 26 / 17 / 33 5.44 / 3.78 / 6.52 0 1 Year 81.32 $799
Pentair Whisperflo 1 HP Two Speed 115V
[012485]
3.53.5 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 332 / 310 / 338 30 / 19 / 38 5.36 / 3.64 / 6.74 0 1 Year 81.32 $799 Buy
Pentair Whisperflo
[12530]
3.53.5 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 332 / 310 / 338 30 / 19 / 38 5.36 / 3.64 / 6.74 0 1 Year 81.32 $799
Hayward Max-Flo XL
[SP2315X202]
3.53.5 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 324 / 292 / 346 28 / 17 / 38 5.35 / 3.67 / 6.64 0 1 Year 81.32 $766
Hayward TriStar
[SP3220X252]
3.53.5 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 397 / 358 / 433 35 / 20 / 48 5.27 / 3.48 / 6.74 0 1 Year 80.03 $899
STA-RITE Dyna-Pro
[MPEAA6YG-208L]
33 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 381 / 329 / 421 33 / 19 / 45 5.24 / 3.61 / 6.46 0 1 Year 79.10 $799
STA-RITE Dyna-Pro
[MPE6YG-208L]
33 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 381 / 329 / 421 33 / 19 / 45 5.24 / 3.61 / 6.46 0 1 Year 79.10 $799 Buy
Pentair WhisperFlo
[11522]
33 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 386 / 342 / 412 33 / 20 / 44 5.23 / 3.59 / 6.47 0 1 Year 79.00 $799
Pentair WhisperFlo
[11524]
33 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 386 / 342 / 412 33 / 20 / 44 5.23 / 3.59 / 6.47 0 1 Year 79.00 $824 Buy
Pentair Challenger
[346224]
33 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 321 / 295 / 331 27 / 18 / 33 5.21 / 3.78 / 6.11 0 1 Year 78.02 $799
Pentair SuperFlo
[340044]
33 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 384 / 352 / 408 31 / 19 / 40 4.87 / 3.37 / 5.89 0 1 Year 73.01 $799
Pentair SuperFlo
[346044]
33 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 384 / 352 / 408 31 / 19 / 40 4.87 / 3.37 / 5.89 0 1 Year 73.01 $799
Pentair SuperMax
[PHK2RAY6G-104L]
33 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 384 / 352 / 408 31 / 19 / 40 4.87 / 3.37 / 5.89 0 1 Year 73.01 $699
Pentair SuperMax
[PHKN2RAY6G-104L]
33 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 384 / 352 / 408 31 / 19 / 40 4.87 / 3.37 / 5.89 0 1 Year 73.01 $699
Pentair Challenger
[346226]
33 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 375 / 336 / 395 30 / 19 / 37 4.85 / 3.55 / 5.72 0 1 Year 72.95 $809
Hayward Super II
[SP3010X152AZ]
33 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 368 / 343 / 382 29 / 18 / 38 4.76 / 3.22 / 5.99 0 1 Year 72.18 $749
Hayward Super II
[SP3020X252AZ]
22 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 368 / 343 / 382 29 / 18 / 38 4.76 / 3.22 / 5.99 0 1 Year 69.75 $799
Pentair SuperFlo
[340043]
33 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 367 / 341 / 385 29 / 18 / 37 4.77 / 3.23 / 5.83 0 1 Year 71.46 $699
Pentair SuperFlo
[346243]
33 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 367 / 341 / 385 29 / 18 / 37 4.77 / 3.23 / 5.83 0 1 Year 71.46 $799
Pentair SuperFlo
[346243]
33 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 367 / 341 / 385 29 / 18 / 37 4.77 / 3.23 / 5.83 0 1 Year 71.46 $799
Pentair SuperMax
[PHK2RAY6F-103L]
33 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 367 / 341 / 385 29 / 18 / 37 4.77 / 3.23 / 5.83 0 1 Year 71.46 $699
Pentair WhisperFlo
[11523]
22 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 459 / 411 / 491 34 / 20 / 45 4.51 / 3.04 / 5.60 0 1 Year 67.94 $899
Pentair WhisperFlo
[11525]
22 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 459 / 411 / 491 34 / 20 / 45 4.51 / 3.04 / 5.60 0 1 Year 67.94 $899
Pentair Challenger
[346229]
33 stars Multi-Speed Most Efficient 493 / 438 / 524 35 / 21 / 45 4.26 / 2.94 / 5.19 0 1 Year 72.95 $809

Compare Variable Speed Pool Pumps

Model Editors Rating Motor Design Test Speed Curve-A/B/C Power (Watts) Curve-A/B/C Energy Factor (gallons/Wh) Curve-A/B/C Flow (GPM) Standby Average Power (Watts) Volts Warranty Composite Score Our Price Buy
Tesla [T2] 55 stars Variable Speed Most Efficient 21 / 20 / 21 29.02 / 18.78 / 36.55 10 / 6 / 13 3 230 2 Years 98.46 $857 Buy
Hayward ECOSTAR [SP3400VSP] 3.53.5 stars Variable Speed Most Efficient 35 / 33 / 37 20.37 / 12.9 / 26.7 12 / 7 / 16 3 230 1 Year 66.60 $857
Zodiac Jandy VS FloPro [VS-FHP1.0] 3.53.5 stars Variable Speed Most Efficient 22 / 21 / 23 21.50 / 14.07 / 23.36 8 / 5 / 10 4 230 1 Year 65.24 $799
Zodiac Jandy ePump [JEP1.5] 33 stars Variable Speed Most Efficient 41 / 39 / 42 17.52 / 11.02 / 22.95 12 / 7 / 16 4 230 1 Year 51.60 $1149
Zodiac Jandy ePump [JEP2.0] 33 stars Variable Speed Most Efficient 38 / 36 / 39 16.89 / 10.7 / 22.41 11 / 6 / 15 4 230 1 Year 49.65 $1149
Hayward ECOSTAR SVRS [SP3400VSPVR] 33 stars Variable Speed Most Efficient 72 / 60 / 95 16.8 / 12.03 / 17.51 20 / 12 / 28 3 230 1 Year 48.79 $1025
STA-RITE IntelliPro [P6E6VS4H-209L] 2.52.5 stars Variable Speed Most Efficient 75 / 73 / 79 12.45 / 7.71 / 16.35 15 / 9 / 21 4 230 1 Year 32.03 $899
Pentair Intelliflo i2 [11009] 2.52.5 stars Variable Speed Most Efficient 98 / 87 / 90 11.11 / 7.39 / 16.29 18 / 10 / 24 4 230 1 Year 29.78 $959
Pentair IntelliFloXF [22005] 2.52.5 stars Variable Speed Most Efficient 69 / 69 / 73 11.71 / 7.07 / 15.49 13 / 8 / 18 4 230 1 Year 29.10 $1195
Pentair IntelliFloXF [23005] 2.52.5 stars Variable Speed Most Efficient 69 / 69 / 73 11.71 / 7.07 / 15.49 13 / 8 / 18 4 230 1 Year 29.10 $999
Pentair IntelliFlo [11018] 2.52.5 stars Variable Speed Most Efficient 87 / 84 / 92 11.43 / 7.03 / 14.52 16 / 9 / 22 4 230 1 Year 27.41 $899
Pentair SuperFlo VS [342001] 2.52.5 stars Variable Speed Most Efficient 79 / 78 / 80 9.15 / 6.04 / 11.46 8 / 8 / 15 4 230 1 Year 27.41 $899
Pentair IntelliFlo i1 [11008] 2.52.5 stars Variable Speed Most Efficient 84 / 81 / 85 10.66 / 7.09 / 13.73 15 / 9 / 19 4 230 1 Year 25.45 $899
Zodiac Jandy ePump [JEP 2.0 SVRS] 33 stars Variable Speed Most Efficient 113 / 97 / 123 11.83 / 6.93 / 15.63 22 / 11 / 32 5 230 1 Year 25.34 $1149
Pentair IntelliFlo VS+SVRS [11017] 2.52.5 stars Variable Speed Most Efficient 140 / 127 / 151 9.97 / 6.64 / 12.74 23 / 14 / 32 4 230 1 Year 22.67 $1149 Buy
STA-RITE IntelliFlo VS+SVRS [P6E6XS4H-209L] 2.52.5 stars Variable Speed Most Efficient 140 / 127 / 151 9.97 / 6.64 / 12.74 23 / 14 / 32 4 230 1 Year 22.67 $1249
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Pool Pump Buying Guide

Pool Express breaks out the most important things to know when shopping for a pool pump.

Pool owners lacked a reliable source of information they could rely on to help them separate fact from hype, and good pool pumps from inefficient ones. The pump review table found above summarizes the key data needed to evaluate pool pumps. Not only does it give you all the important data in one place, but you can also click on the header to sort any direction.

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Easy to Understand Pump Reviews

We bring you credible and easy-to-understand info that helps you find the best pump for the money. Our goal is to empower consumers to make good choices. Armed with comprehensive pricing information, side-by-side pool pumps reviews, and a large inventory of pumps, PoolExpress.com puts buyers in control of the pump buying process.

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Why are Amps and Watts so Important?

Our pump reviews place a high importance on the watts and amps. Old style pool pumps require a shocking 1,600 - 2,000 watts of power. In fact, the biggest opportunity for power savings is not with your air conditioning system, but with your swimming pool pump. Upgrading the energy efficient pump can save over $1,000. per year when compared to traditional pool pumps. Our pool pump reviews will help steer you in the right direction.

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How Long Should a Pool Pump be On Each Day?

In the past, electric costs have forced pool owners to reduce the amount of time their pump operates. This is great for utility bills, but makes no sense for water quality. Stagnant water creates a breeding ground for bacteria and algae. Plus, it is difficult or impossible to feed chemicals into the pool when the pump is off. Most multi-speed pumps are designed to run 24/7 for the best possible water quality.

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What is the difference between multi-speed and variable-speed pool pumps?

Multi-speed pool pumps offer two speeds while using a simpler and more reliable technology. The common failure points on variable-speed pool pumps are eliminated. The result is a highly reliable design that typically returns about 90% of the savings of the more expensive variable-speed models. The majority of pool owners will never use more than 1-2 speeds on their pump, making multi-speed models a great value. Newer models such as EcoPump now included a best in the industry three year warranty.

How Do I Compare Pumps not on the Pump Review Table?

If you want to compare a pump on the table to another pump, simply calculate the watts. To find out how much electricity a 230 volt pump will use, simply multiply the pump's amp rating by 230. It's that simple. Once you know the watts, comparing pumps is easy.

How Much Does Warranty Factor into Your Pool Pump Reviews?

Our overall review placed 25% of the review points on the pump warranty. Here's why. The problem is that many pool owners are finding that variable-speed pool pumps have complicated circuits that are prone to failure. Many of these pumps only have one year warranties. There are limited number of pool pumps with two and three year warranties, and these pumps are typically worth the small premium paid for the peace of mind.

Watch the EcoPump Energy Efficient Pool Pump Video

EcoPump was designed to push boundaries of energy efficiency. Watch the video to learn how a technology called EcoBoost earned our top-rated pool pump reviews award. EcoPump engineers weren’t satisfied with just creating the most energy efficient pool pump. The common failure points on pool pumps have been eliminated, allowing EcoPump to work without service for years. For homes with pools, the swimming pool pump is the single easiest way to drastically and immediately reduce home’s energy use. If you’re contemplating energy efficient upgrades, an energy efficient pool pump should be at the top of your list.

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