Traditional pool pumps have operated at a standard of one or two speeds leading to higher energy usage and faster wear. The vast majority of a pool's energy expense can be attributed to its pumps. The development of variable-speed pumps, however, have created the opportunity to reduce energy consumption through smarter pool designs that use only as much pumping power as necessary. By slowing down the speed of the pump during periods of low demand, you can dramatically reduce the energy consumption of the pump. More new pools will use variable-speed pumps in 2011, with the potential for all new pools to use them in future years.These new smart pumps now have as many as 8 speeds which 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. Contact Diamond Spas today and ask us about customizing a pool for your retreat.