Traditional pool pumps are notorious energy hogs. In fact, it’s not unusual for a pump to consume as much energy as all other home appliances combined, often more than $100 per month. Fortunately there’s InetelliFlo VS-3050, a breakthrough innovation that’s brimming with new technology to drastically reduce energy costs and provide many other benefits as well.
Two Reasons Why IntelliFlo VS-3050 is able to slash energy use
- First, IntelliFlo uses an exclusive permanent magnet motor, like those used in hybrid cars, in place of a traditional induction motor. Permanent magnet motors are fundamentally more energy efficient and account for a “base energy savings” of 30%.
So what is a permanent magnet motor?
Peswiki.com defines a magnetic motor, or a magnet motor as “a device which converts power of or relating to or caused by magnetism (e.g., “magnetic forces”) into mechanical force and motion, with no other input.” So basically it “utilizes the properties of a magnet for mechanical energy.”
- IntelliFlo includes a variable speed capability, along with digital controls and proprietary software that allows for custom programming of optimum pump speeds for specific tasks, such as filtering, heating, cleaning, spa jets, waterfalls, etc. For virtually all applications, the optimum speed will be lower than the pre-set, unchangeable speeds of older pumps. Using slower speeds takes advantage of a fundamental pump law: slower is far more efficient. In fact, when pump speeds are reduced by half, energy consumption is just one-eigth of what was previously used. The result is additional savings.. Up to 90% compared to even so-called high efficiency single-speed, two-speed and multi-speed pumps.
Why is slower better?
Well if you think of your car for a moment, you will get better gas mileage driving 30mph than you will at 90mpg. The same theory is true for pumps.
If you’re looking to replace your pump with a more energy efficient option, give us a call and we’d be happy to discuss your options.
Source: Pentair Pool Products. IntelliFlo VS-3050 High Performance Pump. N.p.: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, n.d. Print. 8/07 Part #PI-224