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IntelliFlo®: A Pool Pump that Saves You Money

Posted by Joe On February 21st

Most traditional pool pumps are energy hogs.

Did you know that it’s not uncommon for your pool pump to consume as much energy as ALL your other home appliances…combined!?

The cost of energy for a pool pump alone can add up to more than $100 per month in some areas with higher energy rates. So, what’s the good news?

The IntelliFlo® pool pump by Pentair

Pentair has an EcoFriendly pump called the IntelliFlo® that will drastically reduce these energy costs for you. How does it work?

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I was just looking over our online “eBook” library and I have to say —

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WOW!  We have got quite the library of helpful information – from pool service & pool safety tips to pool renovation ideas to creating the ‘ultimate outdoor environment’ it’s in there!

Over the years, I’ve met with thousands of families, parents, and couples who have asked such wonderful questions.

I’ve helped dozens in times of need turn what was a not-so-good situation (a dark green, moldy, mildew infested pool, for example) into a dream outdoor experience…

But one of the most powerful things we started doing a few years ago (A BIG thank you to my friends and Internet Marketers at ISG!) was creating helpful eBooks that have truly empowered so many people.

With everything we create, we try to:

  • thoroughly answer the questions we receive,
  • provide thoughtful direction – hints and tips on creating and maintaining the best environment, and
  • assure you’re learning from all of the lessons we’ve learned over the years!

If you’ve met me, or my team, you know we want nothing more than the safest, happiest, and most fun outdoor environment for you, your family and friends.  That’s our mission! 😉

Please let me know how you think we’re doing, OR if you have any questions or ideas on what we can help you with, please send them to us too, either by commenting below, or Contacting Us on our website!

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to help you, I truly appreciate it.


7 Ways to Save on Your New Pool

Now that you know how to save on your new pool, dive in!

Let’s recap the 7 tips that will help you build a beautiful new pool and save you money at the same time.

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Pool Screen Enclosure

This is the sixth of 7 Ways to Save on Your New Pool which is available for free from our library of eBooks.

Bring the outdoors in and keep the bugs out!

A pool screen enclosure is a free standing aluminum structure, and even though it’s subject to damage from strong winds or heavy debris, there are many advantages that outweigh the risk.

Here’s a list of benefits of why you should consider a pool screen enclosure for your home:

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Solar Pool Heater

This is the fifth of 7 Ways to Save on Your New Pool which is available for free from our library of eBooks.

Soak up the sun and enjoy the warm savings!

If you’re like most, you probably like your pool temperature to be around 80 degrees. If you have been following my blog, Ultimate Swimming Pool & Spa, I talked about the joy of swimming year round by installing an electric pool heater. This is another option to enjoy your newly constructed pool any time of the year.

The initial installation of a solar water heater will be slightly more expensive than traditional pool heater options, however the cost is soon justified as you enjoy the benefits of low electric bills and minimal maintenance.

The simplest and least expensive solar water heater is the solar pool heater. Here’s how it works:

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Pool Automation (Photo courtesy of Pentair Pool and Spa)

This is the fourth of 7 Ways to Save on Your New Pool which is available for free from our library of eBooks.

Have you ever left your pool pump running all night?

Or maybe you have left your pool heater on the week you were away on vacation? Pool automation is a great way to save you the hassle, energy and most importantly money!

A pump timer is the most convenient way to achieve pool automation. A pump timer will remember to take the time and effort to turn your pump on or off so you won’t have to. It will also determine when and for how long your pool operates eliminating that “oh no” moment.

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A pool heater and chiller makes a pool comfy year round

This is the third of 7 Ways to Save on Your New Pool which is available for free from our library of eBooks.

Neither the hot summer days nor the the cold winter nights should keep you out of your pool.

Installing a pool heater or pool chiller can bring you and your family added fun to your ultimate outdoor environment. Whether you live up north, or in the sunnier climates, you can double and even triple your enjoyment of your new pool.

Doesn’t that make you want to dive right in?

The most important tip when purchasing a pool heater or pool chiller, is knowing what kind to buy. Your choices will either be an electric pool heater/heat pump or a combination pool heater/chiller.

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Energy Efficient Pool Pump

This is the second of 7 Ways to Save on Your New Pool which is available for free from our library of eBooks.

Are you aware that a pool pump can use more energy than all your appliances combined?

One of the best ways to save money on your new pool is to consider an energy efficient pool pump. Actually, in Florida, installing an energy efficient pool pump will soon be the law!

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LED Pool Lights (photo courtesy of flickr user Martin Nikolaj)

This is the first of 7 Ways to Save on Your New Pool which is available for free from our library of eBooks.

Setting the mood is essential when it comes to pool lighting.

Increasing the ambiance in your outdoor space doesn’t have to increase your electric bill. My suggestion is to use LED Pool lights. Not only will you save money, but you can do your part to help save the environment too.

LED, which stands for Light Emitting Diode, emits a light source that can be captured and used for operational lighting purposes. The life expectancy of LED Pool lights can reach up to 11 years and they use about 1/3 the power of a fluorescent or halogen bulb.

Here are 5 Advantages why you should use LED lights for lighting your pool.

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