Pool pumps are the heart of your pool filtration system, and are arguably the most important piece of pool equipment since they are crucial in keeping your pool safe to swim in. If your pool pump stops working, you need it to be repaired or replaced quickly to stop your pool from turning green.
GBI Pool Services Inc. sells and installs one-speed, two-speed, variable speed and variable flow pool pumps. Depending on your budget, and circulation requirements, we are able to match each customer with a properly sized pool pump for their system.
Variable Speed Pool Pumps
New technology has produced variable speed pumps, which are much more energy efficient than one-speed and even two-speed pool pumps. Variable speed pumps use an efficient magnetic-induction motor and come with a built in timer and pump speed control to reduce power consumption during Ontario's peak electricity periods.
These pumps are able to be programmed to change the speed of the impeller to minimize electricity consumption. By switching to a variable speed pump, it is possible to save $300-$500 per season in electricity.
If you are interested in upgrading your pool pump, please contact us for more information.
Pool Pump Energy Efficiency
Pool pumps consume a LOT of electricity.
Did you know that running a one-speed pump 24/7 throughout the summer in Ontario can cost over $1,000? Many one-speed pumps are overpowered for the pool they are installed on, and in certain cases are circulating the entire pool volume 4-6 times in a 24 hour period. Current studies have shown that 2-3 turnovers is sufficient to filter pool water and keep it safe for bathers.
If your pool pump is making loud squealing noises, the bearings are likely corroded, causing the pool pump to run at an even worse efficiency rating than normal. In some cases, power consumption can double, causing your pool operating costs to skyrocket. If you were driving down the highway at 100km/hr but with your brakes pushed halfway, you are going to use more gas! If you are trying to lower the operating costs of your pool, replacing your pool pump is often the best way to do it.
In recent years, Hydro Ottawa instated the PoolSaver program, which provides qualified pool owners with a $400 (pre-tax!) rebate on a new variable speed pool pump.
GBI Pool Services Inc. is a certified vendor, and is able to take care of the entire rebate process on your behalf. Ask us how we can save you money in the short and long term by upgrading your pump to a variable speed model!