Dual speed pumps are capable of running at two individual RPM. The high speed is 3,450 RPM and the low speed is 1,725 RPM. The advantage of running the motor at a lower RPM is that it reduces the amperage and kW usage per hour saving you money on your electric bill. This allows you to run your pool for a longer period of time making the water healthier. But dual speeds also use a man-made magnet that slowly loses its polarity over time. The polarity loss causes the motor to draw more amps costing you more money in electricity in the long run.
Dual speed pumps are available in medium head and high head versions with either 1.5” or 2” inlet and discharge ports. The best choice for single bodies of water is medium heat pumps. High head pumps are more suited to pool and spa combinations with a solar heating system, water features, and in-floor cleaning systems.
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