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  • Writer's pictureSean Flanagan

Benefits of Variable Speed Pool Pump

Updated: Jan 12, 2021

If you are having a new pool installed or need a new pool pump repaired, taking a moment to choose the right equipment is important. You already know that pool pumps are like any other appliance in the sense that they range greatly in price, options, and quality. In almost all cases when working with one of our clients we recommend a variable speed pool pump. In this article, we will lay out some of the benefits to help you make a decision if the variable speed pump is right for you.

Energy Savings

Although variable speed pumps can initially have a higher upfront cost, you're going to save in the long run. We know that pool pumps can consume a great deal of energy, and getting one that can save you money each month will more than offset the initial cost. As the name implies, variable speed pool pumps have variable speeds based on the pool's needs, which works to lower RPMs ensuring your pool uses the least amount of energy. The pump can consume up to 50% less energy than the traditional single-speed motors. The obvious benefit here is that you save more in the long run.


If you're replacing your pool pump and considering an upgrade to a variable speed motor, you don't need to worry because the installation process is pretty much like the traditional one. We can transfer everything to the VS motor, including the wiring. Additionally, we recommend the Hayward Tristar line of pool pumps. Hayward Tristar pool pumps come with a control drive that you can use to set up everything, including speed, schedule, and a host of different settings. This means you will be able to use your pool pump in a way that suits your own personal needs. If you need to save energy, you can set the automatic cleaners and water features to run for a limited time in a day.

Quiet Operation

A variable speed pool pump is virtually noise-free, and this means a better pool experience, not to mention you won’t annoy your neighbors. The pumps come enclosed, and most of the noise that generates is muffled inside. When you set the pump at a low speed, another person may not even notice it's running. Even at the highest speed, it will still seem less noise than other pumps. Variable speed pool pumps ensure that you can sleep peacefully with your pump running and can still get the job done.


Hayward pool pumps are backed by an extended 3 or 4 warranty, which is proof enough that they are going to serve you for a long time. Cheap pool pumps can be something that you can expect to last you a couple of years, not the case with Hayward Tristar VS pumps. Hayward pumps are not exposed to environmental components that cause wear and tear thanks to their enclosed nature. They can also run efficiently at lower speeds ensuring the motors don't heat up hence preserving the bearings and the windings for a longer lifespan.

If you believe a variable speed pool pump is right for you; then consider the Tristar VS Variable Speed series for all the reasons mentioned above. Whether you're building a new pool or simply replacing your pump, we can be of help in choosing the best pump to suit your needs. Contact us today to let us serve you!

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