Why invest in a variable speed pump?
With so much relying on your pump, we recommend installing a quality and reliable pump from a trusted brand and retailer.
Your pool pump is likely the single most important piece of equipment you'll buy for your pool. Why? Because it will determine the rate of water circulation in your pool and water circulation is crucial for a healthy pool and ensuring pool equipment longevity. There are a variety of factors to consider when buying the best pool pump for your pool.
An important consideration is the size of your pool in litres, that is how many litres of water is in your swimming pool. This is because you'll need to calculate your pool's flow rate per hour labelled as lpm (litres per minute) in order to check whether the pool pump is compatible with your pool size.
Calculate your pool in litres, to find the best size pump for your pool.
A common misconception in the pool world, is the higher the horsepower, the better. You'll want to choose a pump that is powerful enough to clean your pool and circulate the water in your pool. But it's important to first check the maximum flow rate of your filter. If you exceed this maximum flow rate with a pump too powerful, you'll run into irreversible and expensive problems with your pool equipment. The flow rate should display like below:
Pool pumps that can run at different speeds ( look for dual, multi or variable speed pumps) consume much less electricity than the one-speed pump counterparts, making them less expensive and more energy - efficient.
Dual, multi and variable speed pumps can be sped up when more power is needed but can also run at a slower speed for filtering.
Here are the most popular combinations for pool pumps and pool filters:
Another thing to consider is the output noise of your pump. Purchase a pool pump that is quiet to run so you can run it during off-peak hours when electricity is cheaper, without being a hindrance to neighbours. Either look into customer reviews or read the description and specs of the pool pump on the website to find a less noisy option.
New energy performance standards and mandatory labelling regulations will apply to pool pumps from 2022.Though, at present, the energy rating of many modern pool pumps and brands that participate in the Voluntary Energy Rating Labelling Program on Energy Rating website can be found here.
You might not know about pool pump timers, or you might think that all pool pumps come with a timer but not all pool pumps are accompanied with this component. Pool controllers, or pool pump timers, are a crucial device if you want to keep your pool clean at lower electricity costs and save yourself the hassle of manually switching your system on and off every day. Some pumps might actually turn off when it overheats as a safety precaution but without a timer, your pump will continue to run until this point and heftily chip into your electricity bill.
After you do your research you'll find that some pool pumps are much more affordable than others and you might lean into the upfront savings of a more affordable pump. Buying the incorrect size pump or a pump with less durability will cost you significantly more in the long run.
Dual, multi and variable speed pumps are generally more expensive but more durable, water-efficient and energy-efficient offering greater long-term savings in your pool maintenance.
Take a look at the variety of pool pumps available to find the best pool pump for your pool.