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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high head and medium head pool pump

Which is Best: High Head or Medium Head Pumps?

After my last article on how to calculate the total dynamic head (TDH) of your swimming pool, I decided to tackle a subject in a similar realm: high and medium head pumps. In the Total Dynamic Head (TDH) blog post we explained that TDH is essentially the force/resistance working against the pump as it pushes water through your pipes. The higher the feet of head, the harder your pump needs to push to counteract that resistance.

Calculate your feet of head according to the blog post or your choice of online calculator and select the style of pump accordingly:

  • Medium Head Pump < 65 Feet of Head
  • High Head Pump > 65 Feet of Head

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How to Select an Inground Pool Pump

Hello Inyo Fans and pool owners, we have a special treat in store for you this pool season. Matt and Rob are unveiling Inyo’s Pool Equipment Selection Series where we show you the correct way to size your pool equipment. The guys will guide you through how to select the right pool pump, filter, heater, sanitizers, lights, and MORE. Along with sizing, we’ll also explain and demonstrate how parts of your system work. Read the article below the video, for extra information and links.

But enough with the intro, let’s gets to show started with the first topic in our Pool Equipment Selection Series, Pumps. Take it away guys…

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Pool Pump Answer Guide

 I don’t think most of our readers realize that the majority of our content comes directly from you, our audience. In some instances, we have meetings and discuss questions or issues we come across a lot when talking with customers. In other instances, the questions or topics we address comes directly from the customer. At the end of the day, knowledge is power and the more information we are able provide to you, the more power you will have over your pool system.

Most pool owners know and recognize the importance of a working pool pump. Without a pool pump, your water will remain stagnant, your water will go unfiltered, and your water will ultimately be consumed by bacteria. Over the last few years, we’ve tried to address a lot of the larger and smaller issues that may arise with your pump or motor. In addition to blogs, we’ve created special how to guides and videos that walk customers through various installations. We also  added a new weekly program of Poolside Chat that answers questions submitted by customers. All of which are proven to be great resources for pool related topics.

With the many different avenues Inyo Pools offers to customers for  information, sometimes it can be difficult to organize the information you get within a blog and information from a how to guide video. Sometimes you may be looking through our how to guide section for a particular subject but it’s actually covered in our blog. To help from an organizational standpoint, we wanted to create a blog that could serve as a hub for questions specifically related to pumps and motors. Let’s dig a little deeper. (more…)

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