The most recent development in swimming pool pump technology is the variable speed pump, which gives your home pool remarkable efficiency and control. Read to find out what some advantages of upgrading to a variable speed pump are.

Energy Efficiency 

Your energy bills will drop while your pool’s filtration system is still adequately powered by variable speed pumps, which can use up to 85% less energy than conventional single-speed pumps. All you need to do is turn the pump speed down to whatever suits you and your pool, and simply watch your electricity cost for your pump drop in a matter of hours!

Most pumps run at around 2800RPM; variable speed pumps can go much lower than this but our recommendation is that if you are unsure of what speed you can run your pump at without causing issues with filtration, try 2000-2200RPM. But don’t forget, if you have a suction based pool cleaner, you will need to put the speed back up when this is in use!

Quiet Operation

Variable speed pumps, which have customisable speed settings, operate far more quietly than conventional single-speed pumps, which are frequently rather loud. This means that when it’s running, you won’t have to worry about waking up everyone in the home!

This makes variable speed pumps a very popular choice for people with plant rooms and/or pools inside of their house and not set away from the property.

Better Control Over What Filtration Cycles You Choose 

With a variable speed pump, you will have more control over how quickly or slowly your pool is filtered by selecting the precise flow rate for each filtration cycle. In the long run, this can help save time, money, and enhance the quality of the water. A very common method of running a variable speed pump is to run it at full speed during your lower tariff charged (typically night time) and to run it at the lower speed during the day.


If you find that budget is an issue for yourself, you may benefit from looking into pump inverters for an existing pump. Just bear in mind, these do have limitations as to which pumps, and which sizes of pump they can be fitted to!

Investing in a variable speed pump is certainly something you should think about if you’re searching for an effective and affordable solution to maintain the cleanliness and health of your swimming pool. In addition to lowering energy expenses, it will also provide you more control over filtration cycles for year-round performance.

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