Anyone have a solar pool pump installed?
Considering this, even though I am in a rental. We'll be in this rental until May 2014 and want to see if this could be a cost effective option for us.
This pump is an alternative to solar. Still uses power but reduces consumption through variable speed. I have one and it's great!
I have seen this pump at work at several properties. It is super super efficient and very quite!
To Rosesisland: if you're stuck with a long lease this may be worth buying, or ask the landlord if he is willing to buy/contribute.
You will get return on investment quickly!
Here a link to calculate your savings with this pump:
I also looked into the Savior solar pool pump, but not sure if that would be sufficient.
I have the Savior filter. Unfortunately, I got it in late November, and this time of year my pool is in the shade most of the day. I am looking forward to longer days so I can fully utilize it.
Interesting concept! Seems expensive but if it cleans your pool, it lasts, and the filters don't become a pain I guess it's worth it. Keep us posted. I'm skeptical*-) and curious.
We have solar net metering which has cut our WAPA bill by 80%. We have a Pentair Whisperflo 230V dual speed pump with a Auto Pilot salt chlorinater. I believe it pulls about 3amps on low and 7.8 amps on high. So that should translate to about 700 watts per hour or 2.8KW per day. We run it on low for 4 hours per day and the pool which is about 20000 gallons stays perfect.
I had accidently left it on high a few months ago for about two weeks after cleaning the pool and the WAPA bill was significantly higher.