Discover the energy cost savings possible with revolutionary IntelliFlo® and IntelliPro® intelligent, variable-speed pumps from Pentair. Enter the information requested below to compare the cost to operate a traditional, energy efficient (EE) pump with new IntelliFlo/IntelliPro technology. Calculations will show the savings estimates under two operating conditions;

  1. based on hours of operation you select and
  2. hours of operation required to circulate all pool water through the pump the suggested minimum of once per day.
Enter your pool size and electric rate

Use the drop-down menus below to enter the size of your pool in litres and your utility rate. Utility rates can be found on your electric company’s website or monthly bill. However, please note that there is often a difference between the rate appearing on your monthly bill and the true cost. The true cost is actually higher when you add user fees, taxes, distribution charges and surcharges, as well as accounting for rates that are graduated as usage increases—in many areas, as energy use increases, so does your rate per kilowatt hour. For the most accurate savings estimates, it is recommended you enter a utility rate that is 5¢ higher than the quoted rate from your utility. Or, best of all, calculate your effective rate by taking your total monthly bill and dividing by the total kilowatt hours consumed during the period.

Enter Pool Size:

20,000 litres

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Insert utility rate in cost per kilowatt-hour ($/kWh)

Select Comparison Pump kilowatts and Hours of Operation

Enter the kilowatts rating of the pump you would like to compare against IntelliFlo/IntelliPro. All comparative pump data is for single-speed, energy efficient models (most common). Also enter the hours per day you are running, or would plan to run, a comparative pump. Your selections will trigger automatic calculations for the number of times pool water circulates (turns) through the pump each day, as well as the hours of operating time for a single turn (as recommended by the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals). Cost calculations are shown in dollars per day and dollars per year for the comparative pump you selected and for an IntelliFlo or IntelliPro variable speed pump, assuming 365 days of operation.

Pump kilowatts:

1 HP

Hours of operation per day:

Energy Costs for Comparative Pump
hours/day turns/day $/day $/year
16 8.54 $2.39 $871.33
Energy Cost Based on Selected Hours of Operation
for Selected Comparative Pump
1.9 1 $0.28 $102.00
Energy Cost Based on Circulating all Water Once Per Day
IntelliFlo® VF

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Energy Costs for IntelliFlo or IntelliPro Pump
hours/day turns/day $/day $/year
10 1 $0.11 $40.26
Energy Cost Based on Variable-Speed Pump Set for
Hours of Operation Required to Circulate Water Once Per Day
All IntelliFlo and IntelliPro pumps utilize the same high efficiency motor and have the same energy savings potential when properly applied by a pool professional.
Energy Savings with IntelliFlo or IntelliPro Pump
    $/day $/year

Savings based on comparative pump and hours of operation you selected

$2.28 $831.07

Savings based on comparative pump you selected and water circulated through pump once per day

$0.17 $61.74