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Your pool filter pump uses much more electricity than newer pool filter pumps. This is because it runs very fast for a few hours, whereas new pumps can be installed and tuned to run much slower and longer; this improves filtration and dramatically reduces electricity consumption.
What You Need to Do
Step 1Engage a pool services vendor with a specialization in energy-saving equipment to replace your pool filter pump.
Step 2Only the pool filter pump (and not other pumps) needs to be changed to get the benefit of this project.
Variable flow and/or multi-speed with controllers
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