The hot and hazy days of summer are long past, but you’re still thinking about…
You enjoy lounging next to your inground pool each year. The crystal clear water is so inviting. Part of that is because your pool pump is hard at work. But you should be aware, that just like any piece of machinery, your pool pump will become less efficient over time. That in turn, means higher utility bills. That’s one of the reasons why here at Woodfield Outdoors, we’re encouraging our clients to consider a Pentair pool pump upgrade. If you have a single-speed pool pump, now is the time to upgrade to a variable speed Pentair pool pump. Pentair is one of the top manufacturers of pool pumps. We use them in all of our new pool installations.
Benefits of a Pentair Variable Speed Pool Pump
Variable speed pool pumps are the future. Since 2006, the state of California has required all inground swimming pools be equipped with a variable speed pool pump. And if all goes as scheduled, the U.S. Department of Energy will require mandatory variable speed pool pumps for every pool owner in the United States, starting in July 2021.
The reasons for the new energy efficiency standards and the benefits to you are numerous. A single speed pool pump can use up to 6000 Kwh of electricity a year. That’s equivalent to the entire electricity usage of an average U.S. household!
In contrast, an Energy Star® certified Pentair variable speed pool pump uses only about 20-30% of that. So obviously, increased energy efficiency is the main benefit of a Pentair pool pump. But there are other benefits:
- A variable speed pool pump costs less to run.
- Variable speed pool pumps are more durable.
- Pentair variable speed pool pumps are easy to install and program.
- A Pentair pool pump offers quiet operation.
Cash in Your Pocket
If you upgrade to an Energy Star® variable speed Pentair pool pump from your single speed pool pump, not only will you save on your energy costs, but you can get a rebate of up to $400 for your purchase. See BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program for details!
If you’re not sure what sort of pool pump you have, you can ask your pool care company. Chances are good that if your inground pool is more than 5 years old, it has a single speed pump. To see how much money you can save by upgrading to a variable speed Pentair pool pump, check out this variable speed pool pump savings calculator.
Switching out pool pumps is a quick and easy task that your pool maintenance company can do pretty much any time of year. Start off the 2020 pool season right with an energy efficient Pentair variable speed pool pump.