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Benefits Of A Variable Speed Pool Pump

Written by Southsidepool / Posted on 28 November 2019


Whether you are planning to install a pool or looking to upgrade your existing setup, the topic of the pool pump is sure to be a topic of conversation.

The pool pump acts as the heart for your swimming pool’s circulation filtration system. It purifies water through the skimmer, main drain to the filter and then returns it to the pool through the water inlets to keep your pool swimmable year-round. Two types of pool pumps are available for pools – you have the single speed pump and variable speed pumps.

While single speed pumps, as the name implies, only operate at one speed, variable speed pumps on the other hand can be adjusted to operate at lower or higher speeds for specific pool operation or requirements. A good circulation, filtration system is essential to having a properly maintained pool and a variable speed pool pump is definitely the way to go instead of the original single speed pumps.

Here are three main benefits of a variable speed pool pumps, what you need to know and how  the variable speed pool pumps can be one of your best pool investments?


It doesn’t matter what part of the pool system you are running; if you use a variable speed pump, you can save up to 90% energy costs in comparison to traditional single speed pumps. Single-speed pumps use more energy than is needed to circulate and filter the pool water, while variable speed uses the amount of energy necessary to get the job done in the most efficient way possible. Fantastic energy efficiency is one of the biggest reasons that homeowners should consider a variable speed pool pump instead of a single speed.


Single-speed design always operates at a louder noise level that can be unpleasant for your guests and neighbours. However, a variable speed design allows you to adjust the speed and power of the pump, so you can reduce the noise level of your pool pump. A variable speed swimming pool pump can run as low as 600 RPM, reducing the motor’s operating noise. This makes variable speed design a far quieter option than single-speed design.


One of the biggest benefits that you should choose a variable speed pool pump is due to their high durability. Variable speed pumps uses internal cooling fans, which can help the pump run at peak efficiency and reduce wear that may occur with consistent use. Their durability makes these products a much smarter investment that will pay for themselves after years of reliable operation.

So, these are three benefits of a variable speed pool pump that will make you understand why variable speed design is a more sensible investment than a single-speed design for your swimming pool system. If you are planning to install variable speed pool pump for your pool system, you are on the right way!  When looking for an efficient, reliable, and durable pool pump, go for reputable pool brands such as AstralPool, Davey, and Onga.

Click here to see our AstralPool Viron XT Variable Speed Pumps

To get more information or purchase a high-quality variable speed pump, contact Southside Pool Services today!

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