In a previous post I showed how expensive my pool is to operate. My power bill each year just for the pool is over $1,500. There are a few variables that drive that number including your climate, your utility rates, and the type of pool pump you have.
Living in Georgia I run my pool 24/7 for 8 months of the year. I put my pool on a timer to run 6 hours at night during the other 4 months. My pool has a rock wall running the length so I am not able to put a liner over it during the winter months.
Last week I put in an energy-efficient pool pump. As I am always skeptical about manufacturers’ performance claims I used my energy monitor to determine actual performance. Watch the below video to see if there is a difference.
As you can see from the video I will save over $1,200 per year with the new pump. That is a huge savings and well worth the investment.
Before you go out and purchase any pool pump that claims to be energy-efficient please check out some of my other posts that talk about my experience with this manufacturer, the difference between actual performance and manufacturer’s claims, and other energy-efficient pumps on the market.
Not only am I glad that I now have an energy-efficient pool pump but I am also very happy to have an energy monitor that actually tells me exactly what is going on in my house.