The longer filter cycles results in both better filtration and better circulation of the chemicals.
High performance variable speed pumps also have the inherent value of running more quietly, and as the name implies, can be run at any customizable speed, accelerated for pool cleaners and waterfalls, and then slowed down for normal filter cycles.
Its not uncommon for consumers to balk at the initial sticker price of variable speed pumps.
Customers should be encouraged to think instead about the operational costs and the annual savings, compared to single speed technologies. Also there is less wear and tear, and the pumps last longer. Lastly, there are utility and manufacturer rebates to consider.
Overall, despite that initial sticker price, variable speed pumps are cheaper.
FAQ: What happens if I still have non-compliant pumps in my inventory?
The new pump regulations are for manufacturers and not consumers, service professionals, or distributors. Non-compliant pumps can continue to be bought, sold, and installed until the supply runs out.
FAQ: When will manufacturers stop producing parts for single speed pumps? This will vary by the manufacturer but mostwanttokeepcustomershappy,andit’s likely that many will keep parts available.
FAQ: Will manufacturers produce replacement single speed motors for existing pumps?
The dedicated purpose pool pump motor rule is still to be determined. The DOE and interested stakeholders are working out regulations for pump motors that match those for variable speed pumps, and these regulations may be finalized by the July 2021 date. It may be that single speed motors will not be available.
This will be a manufacturers date, and any pump motors still in the field after the cut-off date will be allowed for sale and installation. It is highly likely that high horsepower single speed pumps will no longer be available.
FAQ: How will the regulations affect state requirements concerning pool turnover rates?
Health departments and municipalities have their own requirements about turnover rates. Some of these agencies are concerned about variable speed technologies since they can be slowed to the point where the turnover rate is not acceptable.
Because this is a new federal regulation and the product they prefer (single speed) will not be available, they may be forced have to adjust to variable speed.