Choosing the right Eco Pump for your pool

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The prospect of outlaying hundreds of dollars on a new pool pump can be quite daunting. With so many brands and models out there now, deciding on which one is best suited to your pool can be a confusing task, especially when the pump best suited to your needs will most likely differ to that of your neighbour.And with electricity costs on the rise, ongoing running costs are a key factor in going for an “Eco” option.

Not only do Eco Pumps use less energy when set to a lower speed, it also lowers the flow rate. A lower flow rate takes the pressure off the pool plumbing and other equipment, increasing the service life and further reducing costs. It also improves filtration efficiency and enables automatic chemical dosers and salt chlorinators to operate more effectively - saving on maintenance costs for your pool. It does however take longer to turn over the pool water, and reduces the amount of water going through the filtration system. 

Having one of our experienced team members work out a personalised solution for your specific needs is the smartest way to go.   

Here, we look at the details on 5 energy-efficient pool pumps (in no particular order) currently on the market to help you understand some of your options when you come to see us.

1. Noria Eco - EIGHT STAR ENERGY RATING

Features

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  • Save up to 80% of pool running costs 
  • Fully Variable Speed Control from 1,450rpm to 2,800rpm (increments of 50 rpm).
  • Variable speed DC axial flux, brushless, permanent magnet motor
  • High power efficiency at low noise levels. 
  • 3 programmable speeds for filtration, vacuuming and backwashing. 
  • Australian-made wet end, manufactured from durable thermoplastic, composite resin.

Warranty
3 years on defects & workmanship

This month with support of Focus Products, we are offering a FREE energy audit of your pool equipment. With our advice and expertise you can save up to 80% of your current electricity consumption. Come in store, give us a call or drop us an email and we will do the rest

Read more on the Noria Eco Variable Speed Pump here

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2. Davey PM Eco - EIGHT STAR ENERGY RATING

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Features

  • Save up to 70% of pool running costs 
  • Splash 2012 Product of the Year and Energy Saving Product of the Year
  • Fully Variable Speed Control from 1,400rpm to 2,850rpm.
  • Advanced technology brushless DC motor
  • Auto reset thermal protection
  • 3 programmable speeds for filtration, vacuuming and backwashing.
  • Australian owned, designed and engineered.

Warranty
3 years

3. Davey ProMaster - EIGHT STAR ENERGY RATING

Features

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  • Fully Variable Speed Control from 1,500rpm to 3,600rpm.
  • Super Quiet, unique water-cooled motor which captures noise and vibrations down to 50 dBa at speed 1. 
  • Backwash Function runs the pump for 2 minutes at 3,800rpm before shutting down. 
  • Dependable due to the loss of prime protection, minimising pump damage if no water is available to the pump.
  • Automatic restart technology
  • Large 4.5 litre leaf basket for long intervals between cleaning
  • Pump will automatically slow down in high ambient temperatures
  • Easy to operate, no complicated digital push button controls. 

Warranty
3 years 

4. Hayward Maxflo VS - EIGHT STAR ENERGY RATING

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Features

  • Up to 80% energy cost savings over single speed models. 
  • Designed for small to medium pools,
  • Exceptionally quiet compared to single speed pumps
  • Permanent magnet, totally enclosed fan cooled motor
  • Customised running speed and priming times
  • Easy to read digital interface

Warranty
3 years

5. Hayward TriStar TS540 - TEN STAR ENERGY RATING

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Features

  • The First 10 Star Energy Rated Pump in Australia!
  • Can save up to 90% on your energy costs compared with ordinary single-speed unit.
  • Currently the most efficient pump on the market. 
  • Super silent decibel rating
  • Permanent super-efficient magnet, completely enclosed fan-cooled (TEFC) motor, 
  • Industry-best hydraulic construction
  • Customised running speed and priming times
  • Easy to read digital interface

Warranty
3 years

Read more information about the TriStar VS here