Power and energy conservation combined

Thursday, 06th November 2014

New Hydrostorm ECO-V 150 packs a punch

The next generation variable speed Hydrostorm ECO-V 150 pump from Waterco Ltd has been designed with modern day swimming pool needs in mind – and that means it has plenty of power. But energy conservation is also top of mind, and the 8 star rated Hydrostorm ECO-V 150 uses over 80 per cent less electricity than a regular pool pump.

Equipped with an innovative variable speed, permanent magnet, brushless DC motor, the Hydrostorm ECO-V 150’s speed control ranges from 1000 to 2850 RPM. It also offers the finest adjustment in operating speed.

“It gives you the ability to fine tune the pump’s motor speed with 25 RPM increments, allowing a perfect match to the flow requirements of the swimming pool, maximising energy savings and minimising pump noise,” says George Flory, Waterco’s domestic water care product manager.

The Hydrostorm ECO-V 150 can be set to three different pre-programmed speeds to achieve optimal performance:

High speed : gives the power needed for vacuuming and backwashing
Medium speed : perfect for suction pool cleaners
ECO speed : low energy saving speed for everyday filtration. This is the setting pool owners will use 99 percent of the time

“Operating a pump at a low flow rate both reduces water flow resistance in pool equipment and plumbing and also has the added benefit of improving a pool’s filtration efficiency, thus enhancing the clarity of the swimming pool water,” says Flory.

“And it can potentially operate at speeds lower than conventional multispeed pumps, further improving both energy savings and noise reduction.”

In addition, for those who want to operate their pool equipment automatically, there is an optional communications cable for connection to the Aquamaster pool controller.

And unlike single speed pumps, which in many areas can’t be used at night because of the noise levels, the Hydrostorm ECO-V 150 is one of the quietest pumps on the market, operating at just 55decibels.

The Hydrostorm ECO-V is also weather proof, corrosion resistant and incorporates a motor protection bracket.This protection bracket fits between the pump wet end and the motor, allowing the draining of any water leaks due to long term usage wear of the main mechanical seal, thus protecting the pump motor from corrosion and eventual failure from a leaking mechanical seal.