Variable Speed Pool Pump Buying Guide

Variable Speed Pool Pump Buying Guide

There are so many choices in our variable speed pool pump category that it can be overwhelming browsing the list trying to pick out the differences between each pump. To make it easier for the curious pool owner (and even us) we test the major variable speed pumps on the scene. We found pumps we loved, thought were had neat features and others that probably aren’t worth your time.

The big chart below shows the results of testing and general specifications for each pump. But below we hand out awards for the highlights and lowlights of the Pool Pump Variable Speed class. We’ll call the award, The Varies.

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Why Does My Pool Have No Chlorine?

Have you ever tested your swimming pool water and couldn’t get a chlorine reading? Figuring you must have done something wrong, you retest your water. Still no reading. So what do you do? Add chlorine, right? After days of adding chlorine and testing chemical levels, you still have no chlorine reading. At this point, your attitude turns from curious to annoyed.

Are your chemical levels imbalanced?

Are you using a reliable pool water test kit?

These are just two questions that need addressing before you can get to the real question, why does my pool have no chlorine? 
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Variable Speed Pool Pump Rebate Center

Variable Speed Pool Pump Rebate Center

Did you know that your pool pump can earn you extra money in your pockets? That’s right. Depending on your state, local power companies are offering rebates to pool owners who are choosing equipment that leaves a smaller footprint on our environment. Think of this article as your variable speed pool pump rebate center.

Local power companies offer rebates to variable speed pumps that are Energy Star Certified. In short, that simply means the pool pump meets the strict energy performance standards set by the EPA. In fact, these pumps are guaranteed to use less energy, are cheaper to operate, and emit fewer greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.

If you currently have a variable speed pump but aren’t reaping the benefits, check the list below. We have a list of utility companies, by state, who offer rebates for purchasing energy efficient pool equipment like variable speed pumps. Rebate amounts, program due dates. and eligibility requirements vary by the utility company. Please visit the specific utility website for specific program details.

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How To Find The Correct Pool Pump Shaft Seal

Whenever you replace your motor, we highly recommend replacing your pump shaft seal as well. Not only does it protect the motor from water damage, but it also secures your one year warranty on the new motor. It’s a win-win scenario.

But, how do you find the correct seal for your pump? Are they all the same? Should you replace other seals at the same time? Let’s dig a little deeper.  (more…)

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