Quality, Reliable Pool ProductsSwimming Pool Pumps
AstralPool’s range of swimming pool pumps will suit any small, large, commercial or residential pool. Designed and manufactured with quality components your pool will operate best with an AstralPool pump.
A pool pump is something that in summer is going to be running in harsh Australian conditions for eight hours per day. Cheap, nasty products will not last you very long. There are many factors to consider when buying a pool pump.
Obviously, there is the size of the pool as the first consideration. When determining the pump that you need there are two options: a single speed pump or a variable speed pump. The variable speed pump can save you a very large amount of money on power each year. The pool doesn’t need to run on high speed all day.
With a variable speed pump you can just use the high speed for priming time, and then reduce the speed to save on power. You still need the full speed when you first run the system or to vacuum. As a comparison, a typical 1 hp single speed pump will run 1000 watts for eight hours a day. A variable speed pump will use at least half this power.
The running cost per year of a single pump for a medium size pool is around $850, whereas a variable speed pump will cost only $150. This is based on a pump for a medium to large pool.