Circulation Pump OR Twin Speed Pump
Which is best?

A Circulation pump can filter 22 Liters per minute and runs 24 hrs a day.
Each day it can circulate 31,360 Liters of your Hot Tubs water.

A Twin speed pump can filter 189 Liters per minute and runs 6 hrs a day.
Each day it can circulate 68,040 Liters of your Hot Tubs water. 

A Circulation system has one point of continuous point of suction, the filter area. Some manufactures will link a footwell suction to the filtration line.

The Twin Speed circulation system have a minimum of 3 suction points with some spas (American Whirlpool) having 4.
More suction points = higher volume of through put water, therefore better filtration.

TWIN SPEED WINS
better filtration

Cost of operation

A Circulation pump will use on average 4.03 KwH per day.
Based on a 16p unit cost to run your Circulation pump for 24hrs will cost £0.64.

A Twin Speed pump will use on average 4.89 KwH per day.
Based on a 16p unit cost to run your Twin Speed pump for 6hrs will cost £0.78.

CIRCULATION PUMP WINS
Slightly cheaper to run
BUT.. Filtrates less water!

Lift Expectancy!

A Circulation pump has a life expectancy of 3-5 years.
Is normally non serviceable.
Costs around £280 to replace.
Replacement cost, £56 per year over expected 5 year year life.

A Twin Speed Pump has a life expectancy of 5-9 years.
Fully serviceable.
Costs around £400 to replace
Replacement cost, £44 per year over expected 9 year year life.

Twin Speed Pump wins.
Cheaper replacement cost over life expectancy.
Plus fully serviceable!

Our Conclusion

Having a Twin Speed, 56 Frame pump system in your Hot Tub is the best opinion.
You get better filtration, more Liters per minute filtered.
Higher Flow rates which allow greater contact time with Ozone or UV.
There is less parts in your Hot Tub, more space in the equipment area, easier to carry out service work.
A modern 56 Frame Dual Speed, Direct Drive motor has no Points for Maximum reliability.
The Pump is fully servicable.
Longer Life expectancy.

Better filtration = better water.

Better water = A Better Hot Tub experience. 

All our American Whirlpool Hot Tubs are fitted with twin speed 56 Frame Pumps.
We also use the best pumps in the industry.

Check out our American Whirlpool range of Hot Tubs.