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    Vari speed pump requirement

    Someone said that the rule to install this type only applies to dealers or installers not the homeowner.

    I'm speaking in terms of Florida.

    Also these pumps can complicate solar installs,

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    Re: Vari speed pump requirement

    Sorry, I don't understand the question if there is one.
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    Re: Vari speed pump requirement

    I was told a contractor can only install vari speed motors not single speed.

    But a homeowner can install a single speed motor.

    That requirement doesn't apply to home owners doing their own work.

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    Re: Vari speed pump requirement

    I assume you're talking about the rules for new installations of pools and spas. If so, that is correct. On a new install,or replacement, a contractor is prohibited from installing a single speed pump except in special circumstances (i.e. booster pump). They can however, install 2-speed pumps. It isn't just restricted to variable speed models.
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    Re: Vari speed pump requirement

    Remember that this varies from state to state. Most states don't care. The rules are about reducing energy usage, as two speed and variable speed pumps use a lot less power to do the same work.
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    Re: Vari speed pump requirement

    And as some locations have discovered, once everyone starts using less power ... then the power companies raise rates to keep the same income

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    Re: Vari speed pump requirement

    Not sure where you were going in Florida, but in Lakeland, the pool stores are pushing the variable speeds not the dual speed. Tried to explain over the life (5 years) the upcost of the variable speed doesn't pay for itself. The dual speed is the way to go. Didn't want to hear it.
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