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Pool Pumps: Single Speed vs. Two Speed- Friday, November 7, 2014

Pool Pumps: Single Speed vs. Two Speed

 

When you are a new pool owner it is very easy to become overwhelmed with all of the options that are out there. There are many different brands and models out there, not to mention Horse Power, Speed and Voltage of each Pool Pump. Today we are going to talk about the difference between Single Speed Pumps and Two Speed Pumps.

 

Single Speed Pool Pumps

 

An easy way to think about Single Speed Pool Pumps is that they run at one constant speed. With these pumps there's no guess work on which speed they are running. They only have two modes, being turned on and turned off. One great thing about the simplicity of the Single Speed Pool Pumps is that they tend to last a long time. One Brand in particular that is known for being long lasting is Hayward Super Pump.It has been the industry standard for a long time.

 

Advantage

 

Single Speed Pumps are very efficient since they are only set to one speed. These pumps will always be set to the high setting. Single Speed Pumps also tend to be less expensive since they have been used for a long time.

 

Disadvantage

 

Since the Single Speed Pool Pumps are always set to the highest speed they are not very energy efficient. These pumps also tend to be louder because of the high speed.

 

A few High Quality Single Speed Pump Brands are:

 

Hayward

Pentair

- Betta Flow

 

Two Speed Pumps

 

Two Speed Pumps are very similar to One Speed Pumps but they have both a low and high speed. The low function is used for basic functions like circulating water through your pool. The high speed is used for more intensive things like using your pool heater.

 

Advantage

 

The obvious advantage of the Two Speed Pool Pumps is that you can alternate between two speeds. For the most part you will set it to the Low Speed and in turn you will save a lot of energy costs compared to the One Speed Pumps.

 

Disadvantage

 

The main disadvantage of the Two Speed Pool Pumps is that they can be significantly more expensive than the Single Speed Pumps.

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