Until more recent years, pool pumps had only 2 settings to chose from, on and off. While this might seem convenient, the truth is that different actions in your pool require different flow rates. To ensure you can perform all the functions necessary, single speed pumps must move a lot of water and use a lot of energy all the time or you may not be able to perform some of those necessary functions such as vacuuming the pool where lots of water flow and pressure is required. However, you are not vacuuming your pool all the time…but your pool pump is constantly consuming a high rate of electricity as if it were. It’s like having a basic light switch with just the on and off option where it’s either too dark or too bright in the room. Now let’s go to a pool with a Super Pump VS which gives us a “Variable Speed” we can adjust, like a dimmer on a light switch so we can adjust the lighting as we desire. You now have the option to use more energy when needed such as vacuuming your pool, and when you don’t want to use a lot of energy the pump can utilize a lower setting to keep your pool system (heater, filter, salt system) operational. This allows for energy savings since the pump doesn’t have to run at full speed all the time. The lower speeds also mean less noise compared to a traditional pump running a full speed. You can manually adjust the speeds with the simple press of a button or preprogram the speeds to change as this pump incorporates a built-in programmable timer. By utilizing the capabilities of this pump you can lower your energy cost by up to 70%. This pump is a direct replacement to upgrade pools from the classic Hayward Super Pump but it can also be installed on other pool systems. Main pool pumps (the pump connected to the filter and heater) should always be Variable Speed as they can pay for themselves in 5 years or less and provide cost-saving on all the years to follow. Secondary or auxiliary pumps that run a spa, waterfall or other accessories do not operate frequently and often do not require a Variable Speed pump unless the adjustable flow rating is an advantage to make that feature perform correctly. Can be paired at any time with the Hayward OmniHub WiFi system to add touchscreen controls, smart device controls and voice command controls. Please call us to discuss how a new Variable Speed pump can benefit you!