Variable Speed Pump: Energy Savings

Legendary Escapes recommends the Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump for energy savings for your Michigan swimming pool.


Variable Speed Pump: If you have to replace your pump, it’s a great time to think about switching to a variable speed pump (mandated in many states, not yet in MI). It costs much less to operate a variable speed pump – we’ve seen energy bills go from $5/day to operate to $0.48/day. The first year energy savings pays for the pump, and every year after that you save on energy costs and its money back in your pocket! *Pumps must be run at least 10-12 hours a day, however, almost all pool professionals turn their pumps on in the spring and off in the fall, when water is moving its cleaner, and your pool stays in great shape. We can run an energy audit for you and let you know your projected energy savings, or you can Calculate your energy savings here.


IntelliFlo VF High Performance Pump is the first pump to deliver the exact amount of water needed to perform different tasks. It is adaptable to any pool, spa or water feature application. With its onboard computer, your pool professional simply programs the rate of flow to suit the application. It can be programmed to manage multiple functions. And, it automatically sets itself and adjusts as needed since it is constantly monitoring water flow and electrical current.

An Eco Select Choice: Standard pool pumps can consume as much energy as all other home appliances combined, often costing more than $1,000 per year! IntelliFlo VF High Performance Pump pumps can typically cut energy use by up to 90%, generally saving $620 to $1,360 in utility costs annually – more where rates are higher than average.*

*Savings based on comparison pump running between 6 and 12 hours per day at the national average of 15 cents/kilowatt hour in a 20,000 gallon pool. Actual savings may vary based on plumbing size and length, pump model, service factor, flow rates, and other hydraulic factors.

NOTE: Multi-Speed Pumps are now required in California as stated in the Title 20 section of the California Code of Regulations. *They are also required in Florida and Arizona.

IntelliFlo pumps are designed for use with 2″ or larger pool plumbing.


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