A variable speed pump is designed to lower the energy consumption by slowing the speed of your pump down until you really need full power. "The IntelliFlo® Pump is the revolutionary way to reduce energy costs and meet the desire for the safest pool possible. This "intelligent" pump's 8 speeds can help cut the pool portion of utility bills up to 90% and save you hundreds of dollars per year and thousands of dollars over its life. On the safety front, you install a Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS) that senses drain blockage and automatically shuts the pump off to provide an important layer of entrapment protection."
The most popular addition to pool maintenance in the last 20 years is the introduction of the chlorine generator system. There are big advantages for pool owners that use this system of pool water sanitation, often referred to as a “salt water pool”. The chlorine generator produces chlorine for the pool which prevents the pool owner from having to purchase, handle or store a potentially hazardous material. Chlorine generators have the ability to produce chlorine constantly (when the pump is running). The result is a residual of chlorine in the pool that prevents algae from growing. The secret of maintaining an efficient chlorine generating system is keeping the cell free of calcium and mineral deposits. A salt-water pool (one with a chlorine generator) provides the swimmer with water that is smooth and skin that feels smooth leaves the swimmer feeling more refreshed.
There are two components to a salt chlorine generator: the power center and its salt cell. Chlorine is generated through the process of electrolysis. Electrolysis is defined as a process in which electric current passes through a substance and causes a chemical change. As pool water containing salt passes through the chlorine generator cell an electrical charge, generated by the power center, is applied to the electrolytic plates creating a current flow. This causes a chemical reaction that releases chlorine gas, which dissolves into the water. Water with pure chlorine is then returned to your pool.This can save you hundreds of dollars in chlorine shock and 3" chlorine tablets per year and thousands of dollars over its life.