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Thread: Noise ratings for pumps

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    May 2012
    Toronto, ON

    Noise ratings for pumps

    One frustration for our pool system is that the pump is somehwat noisy. Therefore we often shut it off when we are outside on our pool patio - which is almost all summer as we have a TV, etc in our pool area.

    Are there any ratings that give the noise levels for various types of pumps? I know that this can depend on a bunch of things but I have had a box constructed with a lead lining that somewhat helps control the noise but perhaps the best way to fix the problem is to get a new, very quiet pump.

    There is a website called silentpcreview that has reviews of all sorts of PC components that tests the noise ratings of various options - I guess what I am look for is a silentpoolpumpreview!
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Noise ratings for pumps

    Any variable speed pump on a reasonably low speed or two speed pump on low speed will be far quieter than any single speed pump.

    Comparing pumps of the same size, the actual amount of noise depends on a large number of factors, only a few of which are determined by the pump. So noise ratings for different models isn't very useful. The largest single factor is the size of the pump, with larger pumps making more noise. But there are a number of other factors that are difficult to predict (or even measure).
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