Mike the Poolman

Variable Speed Pool Pumps

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While often underrated, a pool pump is the most important part of your swimming pool. It can labor to keep the pool circulating, pulling water from the skimmer & main drain, then pushing water into the filter and through the heater (and up to the roof if you have solar) and finally sending it back through the pool returns to circulate chemicals, keeping the water clean and safe.

The pump runs the pool, so when your pool pump is running ineffectively or not at all, it can take your pool from relaxing to stressful. Not only can an inefficient or failed pool pump keep you out of the pool, it can cost you money.

When your pool filter pump fails, consider a variable speed pool pump.

Why consider Mike the Poolman for your pump installation?

a) we are a certified CAEI installer (required for your SMUD and PG&E rebates)
b) we only install ENERGY STAR® certified variable speed pumps
c) we are Licensed and Insured for variable speed pool pump replacement
d) we (my technician’s and I) have installed hundreds of variable speed pumps
e) we are a Pentair dealer so you get an extended 3 year warranty
f) we are a local business (our office is in Folsom)
g) our prices are fair

We offer variable speed pool pump installation in Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Orangevale, Fair Oaks, Granite Bay and Cameron Park .


Why have variable speed pool pumps become so popular?

a) they save a LOT of energy ( = MONEY!)
b) they meet multiple demands (solar, pool cleaners, spas, waterfalls. etc)
b) they are quiet
c) they are proven, reliable workhorses (if, you install the right brand…)
d) they are required by California law.

Raising the Standards

Along with Title 20 Energy regulations, Mike the Poolman is helping to raise the bar on pool pump installations. The legislature has mandated that energy-efficient standards are met for all new pool pumps and all pool pumps needing motor replacement.  We can help you meet these standards.

A variable speed pool pump will literally save you thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your pool (and in many cases, over a thousand dollars a year)
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Variable speed pumps include built-in freeze control so you never have to worry about being away during a freeze.

And, which pump do I have on my swimming pool? A Sta-Rite Intellipro variable speed pump!

This is an excellent video on how to run a variable speed pool pump:

When you’re considering a variable speed pool pump, Contact Me and we’ll discuss if it’s right for you.

Customer Testimonials

All testimonials are written by actual real-life customers

  • Our pool heater hadn't been working for the past two years. It was time to replace it so I didn't hesitate to contact Mike. He had installed a variable speed pump a few years ago and did an excellent job. He had also done other equipment maintenance over the years. Mike was going to take a look at the heater to see what was wrong but I decided to just replace it as it was about 21 years old and continued to breakdown. Mike made a recommendation on a model and just finished installing it. He had to redo some plumbing to adjust to the new heater. He did an excellent job. He even repainted all of the plumbing pipes so it looks new.

    I can always rely on Mike if I have a swimming pool issue. He's friendly, kind and most of all very competent with any swimming pool issue. I can trust he will do the right thing and he always does. He even removed a few automatic valve actuators and converted them to manual without charge.
    I am grateful to have someone who I can trust in the swimming pool business who does outstanding work.
    Thank you Mike!

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  • I needed a pool railing put in for my new pool as my partner is disabled and requires it to safely use our new pool. Mike was super helpful and responsive in the selection and installation of the rail.  Great customer service, outstanding installation service. I would highly recommend him for all pool needs.

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  • Thank you for the AMAZING pool service you and your team provide us. Your customer service is top notch. I really appreciate the attention to detail on our pool and the quick communications anytime you guys detect the slightest of issues with our pool. It is a great peace of mind knowing your team is servicing and monitoring our pool each week. I highly recommend your services to all my friends who have pools. Thank you Mike and Team for everything you guys do for us!

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  • I've had pools serviced in various places I've resided; Davis, Encinitas and Folsom; Mike The PoolMan (Mike Stinson) has been the best service provider that I've experienced. Mike's made complete repairs that most Pool Servicers won't touch. Mike is the complete service provider for regular maintenance, equipment repair/replacement and starting your pool back up after you've had it resurfaced! Mike's been outstanding and Victor has performed in an excellent manner with my weekly as part of Mike's crew! Thanks Mike!

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  • Mike and his company did a great job installing our swimming pool hand rail. Super responsive, very professional and true to his word!

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  • Julie EllingsonMeticulous Workmanship

    I am very happy with my experience with Mike the Poolman. He was responsive to my emails and went into depth to help me choose the rail ultimately installed in my pool.

    While there was a wait for the custom rail to be made and shipped to him, it was not an undue amount of time at all. Once he had the rail in stock, it was installed within a week. It was a quick, neat job from there and my father now has a good, stable means of support when exiting the pool. I highly recommend that you contact Mike the Poolman. He has good people working for him and is meticulous about making certain the job is done right.

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  • We bought a spa heater and had Mike install it. Mike is great to work with. He’s very knowledgeable and takes care of his customers. He is a hard worker and did a great job for us. We would recommend his services and will use him again. Thank you Mike!

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  • We needed a hand rail installed in our older pool.  Mike was consistently very responsive.  He offered a fair price and was always punctual.  He was especially helpful when we ran into a challenge installing the hand rail due to the age of the brick surrounding our pool.  His quick thinking enabled us to get the much-needed hand rail installed.  I can't recommend him highly enough!

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  • I cannot say enough good things about Mike! We had him install a new pump and controller and he was upfront and honest every step of the way. He gave us lots of good options for our needs and the quality of work was top notch. Most importantly, I felt that Mike was one of the rare ones out there that truly knows his stuff. His expertise and friendly demeanor made us feel very comfortable with the whole project. We will definitely be calling Mike whenever we have our next pool project!

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