Upgrade to a variable-speed pool pump
A pool pump uses more energy than most other devices and appliances in your home. A properly sized variable-speed pump can save up to 75% on your pool's energy costs. Pool pump savings often pay back their cost in less than three years.
How it works:
Variable-speed pool pumps alternate between speeds to save energy while also keeping your pool clean and comfortable.What to look for:
- The right size pump. The larger the pump, the greater your energy and maintenance costs. Use the smallest size pump possible for your swimming pool. To choose the right size pump, consult a pool supplier or installer for help.
- A daily or seasonal timer. Most variable-speed pool pumps come with a programmable timer. Schedule your pumping according to your needs. Seasonal timers automatically adjust your pump run time to match the needs of your pool throughout the year.
Added benefits: Variable-speed pool pumps tend to be quieter and last longer than other pumps.