Two Speed Pool Pumps
Two speed pool pumps are capable of moving your swimming pool water at multiple speeds. The setup is a relatively recent technology, but there are a large number of models and brands to choose from at Pool Express, for both above ground and inground swimming pools. The pool pump is the most important piece of equipment in your swimming pool system, but they’re also the greatest consumers of energy. But because two speed pool pumps are able to move your water at different speeds, this allows you to save a ton of energy and cut costs.
With the flexibility of two speeds, you can set your pump to run at different speeds for different tasks. Lower swimming pool pump speeds are reserved for general circulation, while higher speeds are equipped to handle pool cleaners, maintenance and servicing. Many of the two speed swimming pool pumps today have been redesigned for energy efficient, consistent performance.
Single speed pool pumps generally use a large amount of horsepower, since they only have one speed to operate on. In other words, a single speed pool pump uses the same amount of horsepower to run on a normal basis as it will when performing a more strenuous task, like running a robotic pool cleaner or a water feature. This ultimately wastes energy.
On the other hand, swimming pool pumps with two speeds allows you to choose which speed you need for certain tasks. If you use your robotic pool cleaner or run a swimming pool feature like a waterfall, choose a higher speed. If you are running your swimming pool pump as regular, choose a lower speed. Pumps with two speeds are able to run for a longer period of time, some even 24 hours a day. The two speed EcoPumps costs less to run 24 hours a day when compared to single speed pumps that only run for four to eight hours. Pumps with two speeds keep the water cleaner, the costs down, and use less energy.