What You Should Do To Your Pool Pump To Save Energy

If you have a pool, reducing your energy bill can be quite difficult. You might even think it’s a fixed cost. A pump that runs 12 hours a day consumes almost 600 kWh per month and that is a lot. For those who run their pumps all day, the energy consumption is higher.

The good news is, you don’t have to run your pool pump 24/7.  If you only run the pump for a certain number of hours per day but want to save more on your energy consumption, there are ways to do so. Take a look at the information below:

Your Pump Needs a Timer

How long is your pump on on a daily basis? If you are unsure how long you leave it on, you may need to get a timer. It is also imperative for you to find out how long you should leave it on to ensure that the water remains clean and that you are not overworking your pump unnecessarily. You can reduce the number of hours if you can but be sure that there are no drastic changes on the water.

 

Get the Right Pump Size

 

A pump with a lower horsepower can save you a lot of money but you would need to make sure that it is the right size for your pool. Some pool owners often have oversized pool pumps to ensure that their pool water is always clear. However, bigger isn’t always better when it comes to keeping the water clear and when energy consumption is concerned.  In fact, your oversized pump might be using energy on work that your pool does not really need.

 

Motors That Are Not Energy Efficient Should Be Replaced

If you have an old pump, it is likely that it is not energy efficient at all. If you want to save more money on your electricity bill, replacing your old pump motor with an energy efficient one is a great idea. By doing this, you would be able to save as much as 30% or even a little over.