If you are a pool owner looking to learn how to save on pump electricity, energy and money while keeping your pool eco-friendly then this useful blog should be of interest to you. Pool pumps can surely waste energy, especially when they run all day long, the water is not sanitized or balanced properly or they are equipped with inefficient pump motors. With that said, installing an energy efficient pool pump makes a good deal of sense, but, if this is not an option immediately available to you, there are a variety of other ways you can reduce your pool pump energy usage.
Here at Metroplex H20 Solutions we are committed to all our valued clients and pride ourselves on the superior products and services we offer. For that reason, we wanted to pass along to all our clients these effective ways to reduce the amount of energy that is being consumed by your pool pump thereby saving you not only energy but money over time.
To begin with, you should run your pool pump only as needed. Though you do not want to be too skimpy on how much energy you use, experimenting on how much time is actually needed to run your pump in order to keep your pool clean and clear can contribute to a reduction in amps used. The actual amount of time needed for a pool is highly dependent upon the efficiency as well as the effectiveness of the pump itself and the filter system.
Most pools are designed to turn over all the water in the pool typically within an eight hour period, which means that your pump should be operating for at minimum those 8 hours and up to 14 or 16 hours per day. Here at Metroplex H20 Solutions we strongly believe that it is a good idea to over filter the water in your pool which means we recommend running your pool pump for at least 12-15 hours per day during the normal pool season.
Another means of minimizing your pool pump energy usage is by way of a variable speed pump. Variable speed pumps are designed to use lower speeds in order to consume less energy. When you reduce the impeller speed of the pump, you greatly reduce the amount of amperage needed. Variable speed pumps can actually reduce the consumption of energy by as much as 50-80%.
Further in our list of effective ways to reduce your pool pump energy usage is to install a bigger and more effective pool filter. A larger pool filter is far more effective when it comes to trapping dirt and, therefore requires less pump run time. The larger filter will also run at a lower pressure producing less work for the pump to push water through.
Finally, the experts here at Metroplex H20 Solutions highly recommend that pool owners maintain balanced pool water. By giving focus to your pool’s chemistry you will avoid any water problems that can escalate into more serious problems which may ultimately require you to run the pump much longer in order to restore your pool’s water quality. Making certain you have a good water balance and good sanitation will reduce the need for any additional filtration and energy usage. When your pool water is sanitized properly, there is much less work for your pool filter to do thereby reducing filtration demand and limiting the amount of time you need to run your pump.
For more information on how you can reduce the amount of energy your pool pump uses, give a shout out to the highly skilled and trained technicians here at Metroplex H20 Solutions. We will work alongside of you to determine how much energy your pool pump uses and what the actual costs are for running your pool pump. In addition, if you find you haven’t the time or the know how to perform necessary preventive routine maintenance of your pool, then surely choosing one of our pool maintenance service packages is an ideal option for you.
Summer is meant to be a time of fun, relaxation and lots of outdoor swimming activities. Let the professionals here at Metroplex H20 Solutions provide you with all the resources needed to properly maintain your eco-friendly pool, save energy and money, and provide your family with endless hours of relaxing summer fun.