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Conserve Energy: How do energy efficient pool pumps stack up to manufacturer specifications? Leaf Pump

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Pools

I compared the pump’s performance not only against my old pump but also against what the manufacturer claimed. I guess I am not surprised to say that the pump does not perform as well as the manufacturer claimed it would. This video shows

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Conserve Energy: What changes when you put in an energy efficient pool pump?

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Pools

Common to all energy efficient pumps is Variable Speed (VS) which allows you, the user, to adjust the RPMs down. Reducing the RPMs reduces the amps drawn which in turn means less watts used. how low can you go? VS pumps can be dialed down to less than 1,000 RPMs. The real question is, “How low should you go?”

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