Energy Saving Solutions

A typical non heated back yard swimming pool consumes around $1000 worth of electricity annually and this doesn't include chemical or maintenance costs.  The most power hungry component is the filtration pump.  Luckily there is a simple and effective solution to this probelm and it is the AstralPool XT Variable Speed DC pump.

Traditionally a swimming pool pump was between 1 and 2 horsepower, had an AC motor and ran flat out for between 4 and 10 hours per day, depending on the pool and environmental demands.  In recent years AstralPool Variable Speed DC pump technology has seen running costs slashed by up to 70%.  That's a saving of at least $600 per year!!  AstralPool is leading the way with energy saving solutions for your pool and produces many efficient products right here in Australia.  The new XT series has a 9 star energy rating, is made right here in Asutralia and comes backed by market leading after sales support.

Tips for Reducing your pools energy demands:

  • Have an SBPS technician carry out an onsite review of your current setup, water flow and other factors can reduce the efficiency of your pool pump
  • Consider upgrading to an AstralPool Variable Speed DC pool pump
  • Insist on products purpose built in Australia for Australian conditions
  • If heating your pool, a fixed or liquid pool blanket can reduce overnight heat loss
  • Upgrade to a fully automatic salt water chlorination system.  Systems such as the AstralPool Equilibrium chlorinator can test for both chlorine and pH levels, reducing unecessary operation