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Anyone installed an energy efficient pool pump? Looking to replacing my pool pump and looks like I could save a considerable amount of WAPA evry month--$100 to $150.

PS I been researching, and have a table below from US DOE Energy Site.

Table from:

*VI WAPA , I figured at WAPA rate .445

Installing and Operating a Swimming Pool Pump for Energy Efficiency
You can save energy and maintain a comfortable swimming pool temperature by using a smaller, higher efficiency pump and by operating it less.

In a study of 120 pools by the Center for Energy Conservation at Florida Atlantic University, some pool owners saved as much as 75% of their original pumping bill when they used these energy conservation measures (see table below).

Table 1. Savings from Pump Conservation Measures Condition Energy Use (kWh/year) Cost of Energy ($/year) Energy Savings VI WAPA*
Original 3000 240 ---- $1320
Pump replacement (downsizing) 1800 140 40% $720
Reduced time (60%) 1200 100 60% $534
Combination of above 720 60 75% $321

Table courtesy of Home Energy magazine. These savings represent a typical pool in Florida. The average pool pump energy bill is probably higher in Florida than in many other areas of the country because of the long swimming season. While the absolute savings here will be greater there than elsewhere, the percentage savings should apply nationwide. Note that the savings for the combination of measures are not simply the sum of savings for the individual measures. When both are implemented, the energy use is 60% of 40% of the original use-percent savings.

Topic starter Posted : July 24, 2011 2:07 pm
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We put a two speed pump in several years ago. And a huge cartridge filter. GreAt combo, can't understand why the pool folks keep speaking against both. Cut the Wapa and reduced the filter maintenance. Pool looks great as well.

Posted : July 24, 2011 6:35 pm
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You may want to contact Jeff Smith at Solar St. John.

He provides solar driven pool pumps. If you contact Jeff, tell him you were referred by Lucy.

Posted : July 25, 2011 4:40 pm
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