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The Speck Badu Pro-III Variable Speed Pump is the flagship Speck pump: a highly energy-efficient and reliable design for ideal for residential pool owners, but designed with pool service pros in mind. This Speck Badu Pro-III variable speed pump offers the potential for substantial energy savings of up to 90% compared to traditional single speed pool pumps. Capable of setting up to seven daily schedules and offering a manual cleaning cycle feature, you can easily customize the flow rate of the Speck Badu Pro-III variable speed pump for maximum efficiency.
This Speck Badu variable speed pump features a 1.65 total horsepower motor with variable speed control so that you can adjust the flow rate to match the needs of your swimming pool, reducing energy consumption and operating costs. The Speck Badu Pro-III uses a permanent magnet motor, totally enclosed fan-cooled (TEFC) design, ensuring whisper-quiet operation.
The Speck Badu Pro-III VS speed pump also features a very simple digital control panel and a programmable timer for convenient operation. This durable and reliable variable speed pump is designed for easy installation and is compatible with most pool systems, making it a great choice for your pool maintenance needs. Save money and enjoy peace and quiet with the efficient and customizable Badu Pro-III pump.
Before installing the Speck Badu Pro-III, it is important to consider the following so you can be sure you’ve found the best Speck variable speed pump for your needs:
By taking these factors into consideration, you can ensure a safe and successful installation of your Speck Badu Pro-III Variable Speed Pump.
The daily run time of an Badu Pro-III pump can run up to 24 hours a day, though its specific settings depend on the size of the pool, the flow rate required for your pool system, and the set speed of the pump. Generally, you will set your VS pump to run at as low as a speed possible, for as long as possible, in order to provide sufficient circulation and water flow, aiming to move all of the water in your pool through your filter 1-2 times per day. By customizing the speed and run time, you can ensure that the pump operates efficiently and cost-effectively, maximizing energy savings and ensuring the pump doesn’t run any harder than necessary. Refer to the manufacturer's specifications and recommendations for the specific model you have or are considering. See question number 3 “What is the Speck Badu Pro-III variable speed pump’s flow rate?” for more information about run times and flow rate.
This pool pump can work independently of any other equipment. If you're a pool owner that has a different brand filter or salt chlorinator, you should not necessarily have any issue using this pool pump. This pump can also be used with most 3rd party digital controllers.
The flow rate of an Badu Pro-III variable speed pump varies based on the motor, the speed setting, and the hydraulic factors of your unique pool setup. The goal of how you set up your Badu Pro-III pump’s programming is to achieve flow rates throughout the day to match your pool’s total need for daily circulation, helping to minimize energy consumption and operating costs. The flow rate for this specific pump can range from approximately 10 to 110 gallons per minute (GPM) depending on the speed setting and your pool system’s Total Dynamic Head (TDH), which is resistance to flow. If you know or can estimate your pool’s TDH, look at the pump’s performance curve (see product images) to see the flow rate it can achieve at a chosen speed. Otherwise, a simple approach to optimizing your pump is to install an inexpensive Flow Meter, measure your pump’s flow at its programmed speeds, and then adjust the programming as needed to ensure 1-2 “pool turnovers” through filter each day (example: a 15,000 gallon pool with a pump that runs on a low speed getting 30 gallons/minute flow rate would want to run for no more than 16.6 hours a day to achieve 2 pool turnovers, or 18000 / 30 / 60 x 2 = 16.6).
The Badu Pro-III is an economical VS pump choice that offers a simple option for a high-efficiency variable speed pump compared to many traditional pumps on the market, allowing for energy savings of up to 90%. If you are looking for a pump that will allow you to optimize your pool system’s water flow while conserving energy and helping you save money on your energy bills, then the Badu Pro-III variable speed pump is often worth the investment. This is because its energy-savings over time can often greatly out-weigh the cost of the pump, especially if your current pump is not operation and in need of replacement anyway. However, the final decision of whether the pump is worth the price will depend on your specific needs and budget.
115V/230V Automatic Voltage Sensing
standard threading to utilize 2.0" unionized fittings
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Designed for Outdoor Installation and Operation
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