– New variable speed pumps with permanent magnet motors and digital controls can save as much as 90% in utility costs compared to one- or two-speed pumps with induction motors.
– If using an energy-efficient one- or two-speed pump, make sure your pump is sized to your pool’s requirements.
– If using a one-speed pump, reduce filtration run time. In general, water needs to be circulated through the filter once every 24 hours.
– If using a two-speed or variable speed pump, use the lowest speed to appropriately circulate the water. Reducing speed saves more energy than reducing run time.