A pool can often be the single largest consumer of electricity if it’s not optimised. With some simple changes covered in this post the cost be reduced by 70%.
Example: A typical pool pump that consumes 1.2kW/hour uses 7.2 – 14.4kWh/day (6-12 hours operation) in summer and 4.8kWh/day in winter.
To reduce the energy consumed by your pool:
- Install a variable speed pool pump
- Install a pool cover
- Get a Floatron
- Work out the minimum number of hours each day to run your pool pump
- Learn about swimming pool water chemistry
You can also reduce yours costs by running your pool pump on off peak electricity.
Alternately, if you don’t want to be so hands on, consider signing up with Pooled Energy who will install and maintain some of the above with advanced technology to automatically control the chemical levels in your pool. This service is coupled with adopting them as your retail electricity supplier.