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Energy Efficient Pool Pump

Discussion in 'Home Power and Microgeneration' started by Jack, Aug 17, 2006.

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  1. Jack

    Jack Guest

    what exactly is an energy efficient pool pump? browsing google links, for example,
    this is a sample list of pricing for a pump:

    1 1/2 H.P. Motor $119 Heavy Duty $139 Energy Efficient $169

    as you can see, the energy efficient model is $50 more than the regular model

    I also looked at this page

    where it appears they have a "Capacitor Start", meaning (?) it reduces the LRA or
    power surge at startup?

    if anyone has replaced a standard Sta-Rite inground pump with one of these, please
    tell, what did you find and was there a difference in power consumption and did all
    your filters & pool cleaners continue to run normal?

    there appears to be also incentive programs for installing a two-speed pool pump?
    anyone done this? how did the program work?
    can you purchase a qualifying pump over the web and install it yourself and still
  2. Guest

    They are usually just a pump with a better power factor. You don't
    think about it since they tend to be water cooled but a lot of heat
    energy gets transferred to the water.
  3. Jack

    Jack Guest

    do you now run it only on 2nd low speed and do you have to hit a manual switch or can
    it be programmed to select 1 or 2?

    what's the amp/watts at low speed?
  4. Hey gfretwell,

    Pool pumps are NOT water cooled.

    Since they do not produce much heat, your statment "... a lot of heat energy
    gets transferred to the water is also bogus. Stick to what you know.
  5. Guest

    Where do you figure all those watts (AKA heat) go if it isn't into the
  6. Dave

    Dave Guest

    The original replier had it right. You don't have a clue as to what is being

  7. Dave

    Dave Guest

    My pool is 100% solar heated and has been for 26 years. Another poster with
    no clue as to what they're saying.


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