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Energy Efficient Pool Pumps

Energy Efficient Pool Pumps

Pool pumps are among the most power-hungry appliances in a home. Energy Efficient Pool Pumps achieve energy savings by reducing the flow rate of the pool pump. Not only does this save power but also dramatically reduces noise.

Most pool pumps operate at 2800 RPM; when you halve the speed of a pool pump to 1400 RPM, the cost of running the pump is around a quarter of the cost. Not all pools can operate at half the speed. 

Each pool is different, and energy-efficient pumps need to be fine-tuned to maximise savings and ensure effective filtration.

Most of the time, adequate filtration and circulation are achieved at much lower flow rates. Occasionally higher flow rates are required, i.e., vacuuming, backwashing, and specific applications such as water features, spa jets, and in-floor cleaning require higher flow rates. At a press of a button, the pump will ramp to cope with its new task.

Energy Efficient pumps reduce pool operating and ownership costs. The payoff times are very short.

There are only two choices of energy-efficient pool pumps. Astral and everyone else. Astral manufactures their motor, and all other manufactures used the same energy-efficient pump. So essentially, there are only two choices on the market. Astral Energy-efficient Pumps have advantages over the others. They can set to prime at any speed for up to 2 hours. All other brands use Fasco Motors prime at full speed for 5 minutes before setting down to the energy rated speed. This may be a problem if starting at night.


We can help if you are looking to replace your pool pump or looking for a new energy-efficient solution. Please Contact us, and we will gladly answer your questions on energy-efficient pool pumps.


  • Need installation? Call us, and we can arrange the installation of energy-efficient pool pumps in most areas. 


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