QUIET pool pumps?

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johnkloosphx

QUIET pool pumps?

Postby johnkloosphx » Wed 29 Sep, 2010 15:45

I just bought a brand new Pentair CCP420 pump / filter combination. It came with a 1.5 "whisperflo" pump. It was much louder than my old unit so I prevailed upon the contractor to swap out the pump with a Pentair 1.5 "Challenger" model. What a huge difference! I don't have any fancy sound measuring devices but I swear the decibles weht down by 40%.

The "Challenger" is the same type of pump I had installed previously. It was made by "American" before Pentair bought them out. It had been installed for 14 years and was still running as quietly as the day I got it.

Bottomline. Pentair's Challenger is very quiet.


wjbeeby

pool sound reduction product

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TSH Tech

QUIET pool pumps?

Postby TSH Tech » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 20:04

Wow? Old post from 2005.

The new variable speed pumps by Hayward and Pentair with the LCD info displays are quiet on low speed. I've personally heard both pumps, programmed down to 600 thru 900 RPM for normal low speed filtering cycle that are just ridiculously quiet. A typical portable blade house-fan is much noisier in contrast.
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Re: QUIET pool pumps?

Postby serena45 » Sat 13 Jan, 2018 01:33

Hello...

I am looking for pool pump for my swimming pool..., but I am confused about it, which pool pump is good...
So, please suggest me some pool pumps name with their quality details...???
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Re: QUIET pool pumps?

Postby Teapot » Sat 13 Jan, 2018 05:11

Hi Serena, To give you any help we would need some details of your pool and plumbing size, filtration etc.
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Re:

Postby Teapot » Sun 14 Jan, 2018 05:38

chem geek wrote: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.

Richard

Whereas Richard, if you pop in on this forum any time my pump is 29dB at filtration and 49 dB on backwash but some of that noise is the water and not the pump.

1700 RPM at 59 watts 29dB @1 meter (30 US gallons)
2850 RPM at 274 watts 49db @ 1 meter (55 US gallons)
Yep, showing off Lol.
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Re: QUIET pool pumps?

Postby paulr33 » Mon 15 Jan, 2018 05:24

we have an astral e140 which is rated at 57db and its quiet as a mouse on low speed, 1300RPM and it works fine for our pool, 45000 litres approx. Astral is an australian brand
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Re: QUIET pool pumps?

Postby Teapot » Mon 15 Jan, 2018 05:33

paulr33 wrote:we have an astral e140 which is rated at 57db and its quiet as a mouse on low speed,

That's one noisy mouse, are Australian mice that noisy or is it some other marsupial? :lol:

How much electricity does your noisy mouse consume? Noise is a waste of energy to.
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Re: QUIET pool pumps?

Postby Wile.E » Sat 24 Mar, 2018 05:25

Teapot, very interested to know more about your pool pump, i.e. what make, model and HP? I have a BADU Top12 which is old and apparently a good pump but it is single speed, relatively noisy and greedy when it comes to electric consumption......I might have to change it soon! Cheers! Wile.E (UK based)
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Re: QUIET pool pumps?

Postby Teapot » Mon 26 Mar, 2018 14:15

Hello Wile.E. welcome,
I use various pool pumps depending on the setup they are going on and the requirement, very much a bespoke service than one size fits all, that what got the pool industry where it is now and I am trying to show how little electricity it can really take to operate a domestic pool. I would need to know more of the setup, maybe a picture or two? Where are you roughly?

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