Are you a parent with a struggling pool pump? Are you expecting your first child and wondering what upgrades you need to make to your pool? Or perhaps your family is getting your first pool installed. Whatever your situation, if you're in the market for a new pump, here's why a variable speed model is best for families with children.
It Saves Money
The average cost of raising a child in Australia is $406,000. Why make family more expensive with a pool pump that's not cost efficient? While variable speed pumps have a higher initial outlay cost, they use up less money over time because they're more energy efficient. A pump that can change speeds depending on the needs of your pool will always use less energy than a single-speed pump operating on maximum power constantly. As an added benefit, using less energy will help save the environment, making the world a better place for your children in the future. Because they don't always run at max, efficient variable speed pumps aren't subject to as much wear and tear as other pump, meaning less costly replacements for your family.
It Filters Debris Better
If you have children, you're almost guaranteed to have more debris in your pool than a childless pool owner. Children love watching things float and sink in the pool and are bound to bring them into the water with them, no matter how much you insist they shouldn't. Pool pumps take a beating in family pools, dealing with everything from sticks and stones to toys and socks. This means you need a pump that can filter debris as smoothly and efficiently as possible. A variable speed pool pump has adjustable flow settings, allowing you to control how efficiently your pool is cleaned and filtered.
On days when you want to relax by your pool, the last thing you want is a noisy atmosphere. Children are naturally loud and excitable, and there's little you can do to stop that. What you can do is make sure your pool isn't contributing to that noise. Single speed pumps are much louder than variable speed pumps because they operate at high speed all the time. Even with noise dampening covers, a single speed pump can still create a lot of unwanted noise. With a variable speed pump, all you have to do to reduce the noise is adjust the controls to a lower power usage level, allowing you to snag a little bit of peace and quiet when you need it. Many children play louder in loud environments and quieter in quiet environments, so you may even find that a low-noise variable speed pump keeps your children calm too!
Contact a company like Coastal Pumps & Irrigation to learn more about pool pump options.