Author Topic: I cut my pool's electricity use by over 90%!  (Read 1908 times)

JLee

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I cut my pool's electricity use by over 90%!
« on: April 25, 2015, 11:48:19 PM »
The old pump was pulling 1840 watts ~11 hours a day (something like this).  I installed a new one (which also has a $100 rebate from my power company). It's variable up to 3000rpm, but I only need 1700rpm for my vacuum to work properly. This is indicating 232 watts of power use (which will probably be 4-5 hours a day during summer). Add another 7 hours at 900rpm (62 watts) and I'm consuming ~1.6kWh daily - compared to a previous ~20kWh.

$701 for the pump after tax, minus $100 rebate, plus $57 in Home Depot runs for new PVC/etc.  This project will pay for itself in a year!

Part of me wants to Craigslist the old pump for a few bucks, but nobody should be using these things!
« Last Edit: April 26, 2015, 12:17:07 AM by JLee »

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Re: I cut my pool's electricity use by over 90%!
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2015, 12:40:44 AM »
That is awesome! What region or area are you in? And I assume it is outdoor? Just wondering.

JLee

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Re: I cut my pool's electricity use by over 90%!
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2015, 10:13:44 AM »
That is awesome! What region or area are you in? And I assume it is outdoor? Just wondering.

Phoenix, AZ - outdoor/in-ground pool.

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Re: I cut my pool's electricity use by over 90%!
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2015, 08:05:47 PM »
I need to check ours.  It would be awesome to cut our electricity from the pool that low!

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Re: I cut my pool's electricity use by over 90%!
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2015, 07:37:00 AM »
I need to check ours.  It would be awesome to cut our electricity from the pool that low!
Post the specs on your pool pump!