Be in control of your pool pump’s energy use with the help of your own pool pump governor. Never heard of a pool pump governor? No worries, we’ll walk you through it. A pool pump governor helps to control the power of your pool pump to ensure that it’s not releasing more water and more power than is needed to flow through the Australian standard pool piping system.
As the standard household pool pump runs on a single phase motor, they can be extremely inefficient in their use of power and their operation. These pumps continue to run at the highest speed possible throughout the day, resulting in an overuse of energy in order to pump out the amount of water that could easily be pumped on a low setting. They don’t only control the pumps for pools, but they work the same for spa filtration pumps, heat pumps, solar water heating for your pool, water features, and much more.
The governor allows you to adjust other settings on your pump, so that it can be used more effectively to help you save on your energy costs. The addition of a governor to your pool pump will help you to save up to 75% of your regular energy use, which will in turn save you between $400 and $800 annually thanks to the energy saved using the pool pump governor, not too shabby.