Pools are getting a workout throughout Australia this summer. A new variable-speed swimming pool pump by Speck Pumps could help you save on energy costs.
The Badu Eco-Touch three-speed pump can reduce energy demands and help householders to achieve a lower carbon footprint.
When the pump is set to operate as recommended, you could save more than 70 per cent of the energy costs of a normal single-speed pool pump, saving money, cutting carbon dioxide emissions and reducing noise.
The Speck Pumps Badu pool and spa pump range feature German engineering. It is manufactured by Continental Water in Australia for Australian conditions.
The three-speed six-star model delivers high performance. The three-speed eight- star model is a lower volume performance pump designed for pools that don't require performance, but aim for maximum efficiency.
The Badu Eco Touch pump is designed to suit all domestic pools. It can be operated across three speeds, saving users more than three-quarters of the energy consumed by running a normal one-horsepower pump.
■ Three speeds: 1900rpm (filtration and circulation), 2410rpm (manual vacuuming) or 2850hrpm (high speed for more efficient backwashing).
■ Totally enclosed, fan cooled, permanent magnet brushless DC motor for simple servicing.
■ Electrically safe because of total separation between the pool water and the pump shaft.
■ Can be used for pool water with a salt level of up to 5000 parts per million.
■ Corrosion resistant, with the use of stainless steel shaft and high quality, 100 per cent recyclable plastics.
■ Two-part screw-on, screw-off lid.
■ Five-year warranty on wet end.
■ Two-year warranty on motor.
■ Details: For sales and service nationally, call 1300 166 253.