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mds54

QUIET pool pumps?

Postby mds54 » Wed 11 May, 2005 16:04

Simply put: What is considered to be the QUIETEST operating
in-ground pool pump on the market? I'd prefer 1+1/2hp
and price is not an issue. TIA!


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Postby Pool Pumps » Sun 15 Jan, 2006 05:19

Whichever pump you choose, the pump will increase is noise level over time. Have you considered a "soundproof" housing for the pump?

It is quite simple to build an enclosure or soundproof the existing one to cut out the noise that is disturbing you.
LL

Postby LL » Sun 28 May, 2006 10:05

My pump last year was VERY loud. It sounded like a blow dryer on high setting. I was told that the bearings were bad and that I should get a new pump (more cost effective as opposed to paying someone to take it apart and putting in new bearings). I bought a new pump- the same kind as the one I had- and it is whisper quiet. I can hear my neighbors AC unit over my pool pump.
explore42

Re: Pool pump help - Pump enclosure?

Postby explore42 » Sat 03 Jun, 2006 20:17

I have looked all over the web for recommendations on how to build a vented soundproof housing for my pump and havent found a thing. If you have some suggestions please share them - I would love to cut down the noise.



Pool Pumps wrote:Whichever pump you choose, the pump will increase is noise level over time. Have you considered a "soundproof" housing for the pump?

It is quite simple to build an enclosure or soundproof the existing one to cut out the noise that is disturbing you.
guest

Re: QUIET pool pumps?

Postby guest » Sat 03 Nov, 2007 13:10

I have a Pentair Whisper Flo that is sold as being of a design that is quiet. Even brand new, it is not by any means quiet. I am surprised that some manufacturer hasn't come out with a model that operates at lower RPMs or has soundproofing built into the product! I would pay double or even more for a truly quiet product.

Anyone know of a truly quiet pump?
Guest

Postby Guest » Wed 21 Nov, 2007 21:07

Hello,

I have a new product (patent pending) that is the solution to your noise problem. It will reduce noise by 75-90%

I can be contacted at lteisseyre(at)premierinnov(dot)com and I will email you a brochure.

Regards,

LGT
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Postby mr_clean » Fri 23 Nov, 2007 14:51

getting the correct size pump for your pool system helps, you need to look at the number of return lines you have along with pipe size to have good hydraulics for your pool circulation or pump will be loud & sometimes cavitate.
Bigger is not better as the new pumps are much stronger than the old ones so down sizing normally happens which also helps with electrical bill.
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Re: QUIET pool pumps?

Postby Guest » Sun 30 Dec, 2007 10:37

guest wrote:I have a Pentair Whisper Flo that is sold as being of a design that is quiet. Even brand new, it is not by any means quiet. I am surprised that some manufacturer hasn't come out with a model that operates at lower RPMs or has soundproofing built into the product! I would pay double or even more for a truly quiet product.

Anyone know of a truly quiet pump?
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Postby chem geek » Sun 30 Dec, 2007 14:29

I have a Pentair IntelliFlow variable-speed pump and when it is at a low-speed for general circulation at around 26 GPM, 1500 RPM, 275 Watts, then it is very, very quiet -- I've measured it at 60 dB in the pump shed and around 65 dB about 1 foot from the pump (normal outdoor "quiet" is around 50 dB). At 48 GPM, 2350 RPM, 865 Watts, it's around 65 dB in the pump shed and 70 dB 1 foot from the pump. When I have the solar on and the pump is around 48 GPM, 3000 RPM, 1500 Watts, then it is noisier and perhaps just a little quieter than my older 1 HP Jandy HHP pump. I don't have the solar hooked up now so can't measure it's noise, but would guess it's 5 dB louder than 48 GPM without solar and 10 dB louder than the low 1500 RPM speed -- a 10 dB difference is roughly a perceived doubling/halving in sound volume.

So the biggest factor in noise, by far, is the speed at which the pump is operating though I would say that generally the Pentair IntelliFlo is a relatively quiet pump.

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new pump

Postby gman986 » Sun 04 Jul, 2010 08:02

LL wrote:My pump last year was VERY loud. It sounded like a blow dryer on high setting. I was told that the bearings were bad and that I should get a new pump (more cost effective as opposed to paying someone to take it apart and putting in new bearings). I bought a new pump- the same kind as the one I had- and it is whisper quiet. I can hear my neighbors AC unit over my pool pump.

Can you tell me which pump you bought as I am in a similar situation?...Thanks,

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