After the heater, the pump is the second largest energy consumer in most pools. A pump is quite simple – a motor and an impeller – and that technology has stayed fairly static since the 50’s but recently pumps have arrived on the market that are more efficient and more controllable.
Not surprisingly, upgrading to one of these pumps can reduce your customer’s energy bill and save them money. On average, an energy efficient pump will use 30-45% less energy compared to a standard pump.
Speck is an industry leader in pump technology through successful innovation and precision engineering. Speck pumps are used for residential and commercial swimming pools, spas and pool/spa combinations. There are a number of Speck models that can reduce energy consumption in different ways.
The SuperPro Eco Touch-Pro II from Speck has a permanent magnet motor and three variable speeds that can be programmed in making it a remarkably efficient unit. If a pump speed is reduced by only 450 RPM, from 3,450 to 3,000, then the reduction in flow rate is negligible but the energy reduction will be in the region of 50%.
The BADU Profi is a variable speed pump and also the world’s first seal-less swimming pool pump with magnetic coupling instead of a mechanical seal. Its innovative contactless coupling means the maintenance and leak issues associated with mechanical seals are a thing of the past.
The BADU Easy Fit from Speck is exceptionally efficient using 20% less power than the industry’s most popular pumps. A connection kit allows this energy saving unit to be installed as a replacement for most leading brands without costly re-plumbing.
Waterco Bobbin Wound filters have Fishtail laterals that reduce back pressure and allow the pump to run more efficiently.
Glass media is a filter media made from silica or very fine particles of glass. Not as dense as sand, glass media filters down to 10-15 microns and produces less back pressure.
These two innovations, when combined with an efficient and controllable pump, can show impressive energy savings for your customers.
For more information on Speck pumps, please call Hayden, our pump and filtration expert, on 01271 378100