New Fluid Technology (NFT) is supplying their pump-in-pump (PIP) technology to Chinese manufacturer Dayuan to increase the performance and reduce the energy consumption of Chinese residential swimming pool pumps.
The technology allows a “prosthetic” to be inserted in an existing pump, immediately giving the old pump the improved characteristics of NFT’s impeller technology.
“We don’t know how many pumps will end up going into production,” says NFT’s Brian Bambach. “Obviously, Dayuan want to increase their sales and to do that they need a more efficient pump than their competitors. But in China everyone lives very close together, and their main priority is noise reduction. A Supa Stelth pump doesn’t make any noise – the only noise comes from the motor bearings.
“Because our pumps are smaller than any competitors, our parts can simply fit inside existing pumps. We make a Supa Stelth piece that fits inside any existing pump, and our impeller fits inside that.”
Bambach says the modified pumps will achieve a minimum 30 per cent increase in pressure and flow, and about 30 per cent to 40 per cent increase in energy savings, along with a drop in noise by a factor of eight.
“We’re taking them over to China before the end of the year, and we’re doing a whole series of pumps with them, not just the pool pumps, but we don’t know exactly when they’ll go into production yet,” he says.