Not long ago, the “Green Movement” was, frankly, a lot of talk and little action. Being green was nice, but not if the cost was extra. Plus, most things green were either expensive, lower quality, or less appealing by one definition or another.
Times have “clearly” changed
Today, there’s a much greater understanding of environmental issues. Pool owner’s face record energy prices, tighter and more expensive water supplies, increased noise abatement ordinances and have a heightened social conscience. The result is homeowners are actively seeking more environmentally responsible products. New technologies and smarter product designs allow you to better environmental choices while enjoying lower lifetime costs.
Quality Pools has partnered with Pentair to bring you the Eco Select™ line of pool and spa equipment. These products represent the eco-friendly pool products. They will be the products that do the best job of saving energy, conserving water, reducing noise, or otherwise contributing to a more environmentally responsible equipment system. In every case, a product that earns the Eco Select brand is clearly the “greenest” and most efficient choice.
Variable Drive Pumps
THE GREEN FACTOR: Standard pool pumps can consume as much energy as all other home appliances combined!
IntelliFlo™ and IntelliPro™ pumps use an exclusive permanent magnet motor (used in hybrid cars) in place of a traditional induction motor. Permanent magnet motors are fundamentally more energy efficient and provide a typical “base energy savings” of 30%.
Variable speed capability, digital controls and proprietary software that allow custom programming of optimum pumps speeds for specific tasks – filtering, heating, cleaning, etc. The result is additional energy savings …up to 90% compared to high-efficiency single-speed, two-speed and multi-speed pumps that cannot be adjusted.
For virtually all applications, the optimum speed will be lower than the preset, unchangeable speeds of older pumps. Using slower speeds takes advantage of a fundamental pump law: slower is far more efficient. In fact, when pump speeds are reduced by half, energy consumption is just one-eighth of what was previously used.
Automated Color Changing Lights
THE GREEN FACTOR: LED (light emitting diode) pool and spa lights are the most energy-efficient pool and spa lighting option available. Plus, they can last 30,000 hours or more, minimizing replacement cost and disposal.
IntelliBrite™ LED pool lights need only 50 watts to create the same light output as traditional incandescent and halogen pool lights do at 150 watts – more than two-thirds less. This is because incandescent and halogen bulbs use only a small amount of their electricity consumption for emitting light, while LED lights use 100% of energy to produce light.
Automatic Chlorine Generator
THE GREEN FACTOR: Using only natural table salt, the IntelliChlor® automatic chlorine generator creates pure chlorine in the pool and eliminates the need to buy, store and add harsh chlorine products manually.
Less chlorine needs to be produced at chemical factories reducing emissions and energy use from production, packaging and transportation. Because the chlorine is pure, the odor, stinging eyes and irritated skin caused by additives in packaged chlorine are eliminated.
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Learn more about making your family’s dream of owning a swimming pool or spa come true and contact Quality Pools today. Our professional and knowledgeable staff are here to answer any questions.