Conserve Energy: Compare energy efficient pool pump to traditional pool pumps.

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Pools

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.

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