!s it time to replace your pool pump? Every pool owner should stay on top of their pool’s operation because things like the pump do need to be replaced every so often. The pump is one of the most important components of your pool, so you need to make sure that it’s operating in peak condition and that you don’t wait until it’s completely dead to replace it.
The average life of a pool pump can range anywhere from a year up to 10 years, although most of them do last about three years under normal operating conditions. You should check your pump regularly so that you know how well it’s operating. And even if your pump is only a year or two old, it’s not a bad idea to replace it this time of year because many companies offer rebates.
APS is currently one company that’s offering rebates for their energy efficient pumps. You could get a rebate of up to $200 by replacing your old pool pump with a variable speed pump. In addition to the rebate, there are also other reasons you might consider switching it out for a variable speed:
- Your pool will stay just as clean as it always has been, but the energy costs of operating the pump will be cut down by up to 80 percent.
- Older pumps are exceptionally loud, but the new variable speed ones are a lot quieter, thus invoking a greater sense of calm in the pool area, even when the pump is running.
- The motors used in newer pumps are designed to operate at lower temperatures, which makes it possible for them to last longer than old pumps.
In addition to a variable speed pump, you may also want to consider some extras like a seasonal pool timer. Pool owners in Arizona and other Southwestern states can especially benefit from this feature because the pool stays up all year round. During those colder months though, your pump does not need to run as much to keep the pool clean because you’re not really using it.
By installing a seasonal timer, your pump’s run time will be automatically adjusted so that you don’t have to worry about a thing. You don’t even have to worry about it as much during the summer because it will adjust on its own. You get more time to enjoy your pool instead of making sure that it’s functioning properly. The added energy efficiency will also earn you a rebate of up to $75 from APS.
You should always check with a pool expert to find out what kind of pool pump you need for your specific pool. Size certainly matters in this case, and if the new pump doesn’t provide enough of an energy savings, you won’t qualify for a rebate on it from APS. However, you may still qualify for a rebate on the season timer if you do not already have one.
We should all do everything we can to save energy and use the least amount possible. Your energy bill has probably crept over the years, and you will be shocked when you see how much lower it is because you decided to go with a more energy efficient type of pool pump. In order to take advantage of the rebates offered by APS, just contact your local pool store and see how they can help you. The experts at Emerald Pool and Spa will help you find the right pool pump to replace your current system and make the entire process easier by giving you an instant rebate and even requesting it on your behalf so that you don’t have to.
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