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4 Reasons to Choose a Dual-Speed Pool Pump Over a Single-Speed

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There are plenty of things to consider when you're having a pool installed, and one of the most important things to decide upon is which type of pool pump will best suit your needs. For many homeowners, the final decision comes down to dual-speed vs. single-speed.

Single-speed pool pumps do come at a much lower price, but that low price is really all they offer. Take a closer look at the benefits of choosing a dual-speed pump instead and it quickly becomes obvious why they are generally considered the better option.

1. Energy Savings

As their names imply, a single-speed pump runs at only one speed, whereas a dual-speed pump can be switched between high speed and low speed. When a pump only has one speed, that speed needs to be high enough to deal with things such as pool vacuuming, and yet your pump will only really need to run at high speed on rare occasions. A dual-speed pump lets you stay at low speed most of the time, only switching to the high-speed setting when it is actually required. As such, you'll save a lot of energy by opting for a dual-speed pump over a single-speed pump. That can help save you a considerable amount on your energy bills, and it's also better for the environment.

2. Quieter Operation

When a pool pump is run at high speed, it's much louder than one running at low speed. As such, single-speed pool pumps tend to be quite loud at all times. In contrast, dual-speed pumps can run quietly most of the time. This makes it much easier to relax in your pool, and you can also be sure the higher volume put out by a single-speed pump won't aggravate your neighbours.

3. Better Cleaning

You might assume that running a pool pump at high speed would provide better filtration, but in fact, the opposite is true. When a pump is run at low speed, water moves through the filter more slowly, and that allows for far better filtration. Since single-speed pumps cannot run at those low speeds, they often struggle to keep water as clean as dual-speed pumps.

4. Reduced Wear and Tear

Finally, it's worth remembering that running a pool pump at high speed is going to increase the wear and tear it goes through and place added pressure on other key components. That means things like heaters, filters, and chlorinators, not to mention the pump itself, are going to be at increased risk of failure. Since dual-speed pumps mostly run at low speeds, they generally allow all your equipment to last longer. 

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