Ruining your pump is important but will it cost you a lot of electricity use?
You can save energy and maintain a comfortable swimming pool temperature by using a smaller, higher efficiency pump and by operating it less.
In a study of 120 pools by the Center for Energy Conservation at Florida Atlantic University, some pool owners saved as much as 75% of their original pumping bill when they used these energy conservation measures. Table courtesy of Home Energy magazine. These savings represent a typical pool in Florida. The average pool pump energy bill is probably higher in Florida than in many other areas of the country because of the long swimming season.
Heating your pool
You can reduce the cost of heating your swimming pool by installing a high-efficiency or solar heater, using a pool cover, managing the water temperature, and using a smaller pump less often.
Heating a swimming pool can consume a lot of energy and add up to high heating bills. You can improve your swimming pool’s heating and energy efficiency by doing the following:
INSTALLING A HIGH EFFICIENCY OR SOLAR POOL HEATER
You can reduce swimming pool heating costs by installing an energy-efficient pool heater. Learn more about the following:
- Gas pool heaters
- Heat pump pool heaters
- Solar pool heaters.
USING A POOL COVER >
Covering a pool when it is not in use is the single most effective means of reducing pool heating costs.
MANAGING THE WATER TEMPERATURE >
Choose an efficient pool temperature and turn the temperature down or turn off the heater when the pool won’t be used for several days.
INSTALLING A SMALLER PUMP AND OPERATING IT LESS >
Choose a smaller, energy-efficient pump and reduce the time it runs to save energy and money.
By: The U.S. Dept. of Energy – www.energysavers.gov