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Pool Energy Efficiency

NEW ENERGY REQUIREMENTS FOR POOL PUMPS:

Reduce the cost of running your pool!Efficiency

Two-speed and variable-speed pumps are great ways to conserve energy and save on your electric bill.

Use the pump savings calculators below to see what you can save! 

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National and state regulations require your new pool pump be a two-speed or variable-speed pump in many cases*. This applies to pumps being replaced with a new pump as well as new construction.

These pumps deliver immediate savings on your electric bill that can range from 75% – 90%.

  • Variable-speed pumps can be set to run at a lower speed but still obtain the same or better cleaning/sanitation by running for longer periods of time.
  • Lower speeds reduce energy use to 1/4 of what it was, despite the increased run time.
  • Lower speed also means less noise from the pump.
  • High speed is still available for occasional needs such as spa therapy jets, pool cleaners or water features.

Why is now the right time to address this portion of your home energy budget?

  • Pool filtration costs are listed as the 2nd or 3rd largest energy cost in the home, following your AC and hot water expenses.
  • New regulations mandate more efficient equipment.
  • Energy savings will decrease your monthly costs.
  • To be environmentally responsible.

Example of potential savings:

You have a 1 1/2 HP, Single-speed Filtration Pump:
Running speed 3,450 rpm 2.76  Estimated Kilowatts used per hr. x $0.14 Average cost per Kw  = $0.39 Cost per hourAverage running hrs. 10
Est. cost per day (10hrs x $.39) $3.90
Est. cost per month $117.00
Est. cost per year $1,404.00

Replace it with a 1 1/2 HP, Two-speed Filtration Pump:

Running speed      1,725 rpm
.368      Estimated Kilowatts used per hr.
x $0.14 Average cost per Kw       = $0.05  Cost per hour Average running hrs. 20
Est. cost per day (20hrs x $.05) $1.00
Est. cost per month $30.00
Est. cost per year $360.00

That is a savings of over $1,000 per year! Once the savings pay for the upfront cost of the pump, that is money in your pocket!

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