How to Find the Right Swimming Pool Pump & Motor Size to Save Money on Your Electric Bill
If you are worried that you electricity expenses are sky-rocketing, your motor and pool pump may be the culprits behind causing these problems. At Aloha Pool Service, we offer professional highly reliable swimming pool services to Sarasota, Venice and Lakewood Ranch, FL. Over the years, we have established a reputation of treasuring our customers and maintaining lasting relationships with them. We major in pool pumps that aid in maintaining hazard free pool water. For more details on pool services in Sarasota, Venice and Lakewood Ranch, FL, please don’t hesitate to call us.
Let us start by rectifying a common place mistake in terminology. Although the motor and pump are two distinct components of water circulation, they are commonly known as ‘the pool pump’. The pump is a centerpiece in the pool circulation mechanism.
As repulsive as a dirty pool is, some homeowners prefer not to run there pumps as they should in an endeavor to save that extra coin in the electric bill. This need not be the case as you can equip yourself with some knowledge and information that can help you to save on your utility expense while making the maintenance of your pool easier. With this knowledge, the water of your pool will look unbelievably refreshing and appealing.
The first step to maintaining a clean pool is by having a good filtration and circulation system. The main aim of your circulation system is to pass water through the pool filtration system in order to eliminate dirt and debris from the pool water before it is allowed back to the pool looking clean and appealing. Acquiring the correct size of motor and pump is the secret to achieving proper circulation.
How to Determine Whether You Have the Correct Pump Size:
For instance, if, say, your pool water capacity is 20,000 gallons, the requirement for residential in-ground pools is to recycle that capacity of water after every 12 hours or two time in a day. In technical terms, this mechanism is for pumps is referred to as ‘gallons per minute’ or GPM. The main aim is to surpass the turnover rate while using the minimum amount of energy to accomplish this task.
In order to get a clear picture, it is necessary to perform a little arithmetic, below is an example;
- Say your pool can hold 20,000 gallons
- the turnover proportion is 2 x 20,000 gallons per day = 40,000 gallons in a day
If you convert this into the pump terminology of GPM it becomes;
- 40,000 gallons over 24 hours in a day = 1666 gallons every hour
- 1,666 gallons each hour over 60 minutes = 28 GPM
You should recall that 28 GPM equates to operating your pool pump for 24 hours. Generally, people operate their pumps for 8 hours in a day. In other woods, the pool water stagnates there for the better part of the day. This leads to debris buildup, algae outbreaks and PH variation.
A correct pool pump can help you to save extra coins in your electric expense in addition to pool repair expenses. Aloha Pool Service advises you to split your hours of running the pump into two times a day. For instance, you can run your pool between 0600hrs to 1100 hrs and again at 1700 hrs to 2000hrs. The main aim is to recycle water two times a day in order to remove dirt while minimizing electrical usage during the peak hours. This may save you from black out during high heat seasons.
If you intend to buy a swimming pool pump, the above guidelines should be on your fingertips. The key dynamic for any pool pump is its operation and maintenance cost as opposed to its initial cost. The best option is to shift to a variable speed pump or a variable flow pump, which can prove to be both budget friendly and environment friendly.