Energy-Efficiency in the IntelliFlo® VF Pool Pump

pool pumpTo say that the IntelliFlo VF pool pump is a radically different – and superior – pool pump is a massive understatement.  Here’s why. 

Traditional pool pumps have offered a limited number of single-speed or two-speed designs.  Their motor speeds are set and unchangeable.  These set speeds are almost always higher than required, thereby overpowering the jobs they are assigned to do and wasting energy.  What’s more, other pool pumps rely on induction motor technology, which is far less efficient. 

The result is that pool pumps are notorious energy hogs that cost hundreds – often more than $1,000 – per year to operate.  In fact, in some areas of the country, laws are being passed to prevent future purchases of these “old-school” pool pumps. 

The IntelliFlo VF pool pump by Pentair Water Pool and Spa®, by contrast, is sensationally energy-efficient.  It is a totally automatic, self-setting and self-adjusting, variable speed marvel with a micro-processor that determines and maintains the lowest amount of water flow for maximum performance and minimum energy use.  It’s also the first to use vastly more efficient permanent magnet motor technology (used in hybrid cars).     

An exclusive blend of technology innovations are behind the monumental energy savings possible with IntelliFlo pool pumps. 

  • IntelliFlo is the first to use permanent magnet motors as a fundamentally energy-efficient design. 
  • IntelliFlo also employs variable drive technology controlled by an onboard computer and sophisticated software to allow pinpoint programming, or totally automatic operation, to achieve and maintain optimum (typically lower) flow rates for further energy savings.  IntelliFlo operates at a fraction of the horsepower of standard pool pumps for impressive savings.  Exclusive, variable-speed capability builds potential savings up to 90%.

The result is dramatically lower electricity expense – typically saving hundreds per year.  It’s not uncommon for savings to total more than $1,000 per year – and savings of more than $2,000 per year have been recorded.  Over the multi-year life of an IntelliFlo pool pump, the savings can be measured in the thousands. 

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2011 @ 4:59 pm
Categories: Eco-Friendly, Pool Equipment, Product Reviews.
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