Energy-saving pumps

Because it operates at several speeds, an efficient pump (a two-speed or variable-speed model) can help you save approximately 80% on water filtration costs compared to a single-speed pump.

Because the pump is the heart of the pool, it’s important to choose it wisely.

Two-speed pump

The low speed of a two-speed pump makes it an efficient filter. If you replace your pump or install a new pool, remember that two speeds are better than one for optimal filtration!

Save up to

70%

on electricity costs by choosing a two-speed pump.

Savings for both types of pools

Above-ground pool

24-ft. diameter (42 m2)

Save up to

$170

every summer**

In-ground pool

16 ft. x 32 ft. (48 m2)

Save up to

$330

every summer**

Tips for use

  • Low speed is more economical and should be used most of the time. It filters water more slowly, with no loss of water quality.
  • High speed is recommended when cleaning the pool and when the pool is being used frequently or by a lot of people.

Recommendations

  • Choose a model that can be programmed to operate at each speed for set periods. They are easy to use and maximize savings.
  • Select an ENERGY STAR® certified model.
  • Maximize your savings by choosing an efficient pump that is suited to the capacity of the filter, the diameter of the inlet and the volume of water to be treated. A pump that is too big will lead to over-consumption!

Benefits

  • Cost-effective: In the first summer, your savings will help you recoup the purchase price of a two-speed pump.
  • Less noise: At low speed, the pump motor is quieter.
  • Peace of mind Programmable models are easier to use because there’s no need to change the speed yourself.

Note

  • Ask your pool retailer whether this type of pump is compatible with your setup (salt water system, chlorinator, ionizer, ozonizer, heater, etc.). An expert can also give you personalized tips on using your pump.

** Calculation basis

  • 24-ft. diameter above-ground pool (42 m2).
  • Amounts based on an electricity price of 8.89¢/kWh.
  • Filtration: Savings are calculated based on the assumption that the pool is equipped with a single-speed pump with input electrical power of 735 W, compared with a pool equipped with a two-speed pump/motor combination with input electrical power of 193 W at low speed (1,725 rpm) and 735 W at high speed (3,450 rpm).
  • Savings are calculated based on the assumption that the pool is equipped with a single-speed pump/motor combination in use for 150 days, 24 hours a day, or a two-speed pump in use for 23 hours a day at low speed and 1 hour a day at high speed, on average, for an unheated pool.

  • 16 ft. x 32 ft. in-ground pool.
  • Amounts based on an electricity price of 8.89¢/kWh.
  • Filtration: Savings are calculated based on the assumption that the pool is equipped with a single-speed pump/motor combination with input electrical power of 1,390 W compared with a pool equipped with a two-speed pump/motor combination with input electrical power of 323 W at low speed (1,725 rpm) and 1,390 W at high speed (3,450 rpm).
  • Savings are calculated based on the assumption that the pool is equipped with a single-speed pump/motor in use for 150 days, 24 hours a day, while the two-speed pump is in use 23 hours a day at low speed and 1 hour a day at high speed, on average, for an unheated pool.
  • Calculated savings are based on the System Curve A per California’s Title 20 Appliance Energy Regulations.

Variable-speed pump

This programmable pump optimizes water filtration for in-ground pools. It runs at several speeds, and it’s easy to determine which speed is best suited to your pool’s specific configuration.

Save up to

80%

on your electricity costs with a variable-speed pump.

Savings for an in-ground pool

In-ground pool

16 ft. x 32 ft. (48 m2)

Save up to

$375

every summer**

Additional savings

Is your pool heated? You can save even more by using a solar pool cover together with a variable-speed pump.

Benefits

  • Adaptability: Extremely versatile: adapts to your pool.
  • Less noise: Very quiet.
  • Durability: Longer service life than other pumps.
  • Savings: In less than three summers, the savings compared to a single-speed model will allow you to recoup the difference in purchase price.

Note

  • Ask your pool retailer whether a variable-speed pump is compatible with your setup.
  • We recommend having your variable-speed pump connected by an experienced installer, who can also give you personalized tips on using the pump.

** Calculation basis

  • 16 ft. x 32 ft. in-ground pool.
  • Amounts based on an electricity price of 8.89¢/kWh.
  • Filtration: For an in-ground pool, calculations are based on the use of a single-speed pump/motor combination with input electrical power of 1,390 W compared to a pool with a variable-speed pump with input electrical power of 178 W at low speed (set at 1,443 rpm) and 1,217 W at high speed (3,000 rpm).
  • Savings are calculated based on the assumption that the pool is equipped with single-speed pump/motor in use for 150 days, 24 hours a day, while the two-speed pump is in use 23 hours a day at low speed and 1 hour a day at high speed, on average, for an unheated pool.
  • Calculated savings are based on the System Curve A per California’s Title 20 Appliance Energy Regulations.

Where can you find energy-efficient pool products?

Energy-efficient pool products are sold by our Efficient Pools Program partners:

  • Logo Club Piscine
  • logo Trevi
  • logo Maître Piscinier
  • logo Sima Canada
  • logo Association des commerçants de piscines du Québec

See also