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How to Reduce Pool Pump Energy Usage

BY: Sapphire Pools of Texas / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Pool, Pool Maintenance, Pool Pumps

In today’s world so many people give focus on the environment and saving energy. With that said, pool owners are no exception. Your pool pump can certainly be a tremendous energy waster, especially if they are not equipped with the proper sized pool pump motor, or when the pump is allowed to run too long during the course of each day, or if the water is not either sanitized or balanced properly. Make sure your Pool Pump Energy Usage is being maintained at an appropriate level. There are a variety of steps you can take in your efforts. The goal is to make your pool more eco-friendly while saving on electricity, money and energy. First and foremost, it makes perfect sense to install a new energy efficient pool pump which is sure to reduce the amount of energy your pool pump uses. In addition, to an energy efficient pool pump, there are a few additional ways you can surely reduce the amount of energy that is consumed by your pool pump.

Ways to Reduce Energy Used by your Pool Pump

Another practical means of reducing pool pump energy is by simply running the pump only when it is absolutely necessary. Though it is mandatory to run the pump for a sufficient amount of time in order to keep your water composition balanced and in good, healthy condition, pool owners should perform their own testing or experimenting to determine just how much time you actually need to run your pump to keep your pool clean, clear and safe.

Another practical way of reducing energy used is for pool owners to invest in a variable speed pump. Variable speed pumps actually use lower speeds which, in turn, use less energy and can actually reduce energy consumption by as much as 50-70%. Though these specialized variable speed pool pumps cost more, over time you will definitely enjoy an attractive payback. Further, the motors on these variable speed pumps are quiet and cool permanent magnet motors, with a life expectancy that is far greater than that of traditional pool pump motors as well.

Using a bigger filter will also contribute to reduced energy. A larger filter tends to be more efficient and effective at trapping dirt and at contributing to less filter pump run time.   With a greater dirt trapping capability, and less resistance than smaller filters, the use of a large filter means much less work for the pool pump to have to perform when pushing the water through the filter.

Finally, the professionals here at Sapphire Pools and Spas recommend our valued clients also invest in energy efficient pool pump motors. Most pool pumps that come along with your pool come equipped with typical, standard motors. If you change your standard motor to an energy efficient motor you could reduce the amount of amp draw by as much as 25% thus contributing to energy efficiency. The innovative design concepts, development and specialized materials that are used in top of the line energy efficient pool motors contribute greatly to their efficiency and their overall effectiveness.
These are a few suggestions on how to reduce the amount of energy your pool pump is using. If you have further questions about your pool pump, or any of your pool equipment, contact the technicians here at Sapphire Pools and Spas. We are here to answer all your questions, and offer you informative data and insight on how best to maintain your pool as well as how to turn your pool into an energy efficient back yard source of entertainment. Give us a shout today. We look forward to serving all our valued clients and, don’t forget, if you are in need of any type of pool services, repairs or maintenance plans, we are the ideal team for you!!

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