We've just bought a new home with a pool and recieved our firts electric bill.. OUCH!
So I knew it would cost a bit I jst wasn't prepared for all the other bits..
So Ive begun thing along two lines.. run the motor less time and look for a more efficient motor. Am I correct in that its better (read cheaper) to just replace the motor that the whole pump?
The pump seemes to work just fine I'm just thinking that the motor is aged (unsure about how old I'm guessing several years) and I might "optimize" the system by replacing the orginal motor with a more efficient one.
Using this calculator http://www.pacificparadisesd.com/pool_pump_calc/index.html#
I've made some calculations and figure Im runing the pump WAY more than I have to.
23K gallon in gound pool
1.5 Hp Sta Rite motor (I cant read the motor spec plate but have determined its a single speed 1.5HP)
So at my current run rate of 6hrs of running I'm filtering about 1.3 total volume/day.. And I calculate that by reducing to 4- 4.5hrs/day I can get to down to near 85%-100% volume/day
Where I'm stuck at is what motor(s) to look at. Can anyone recommend a good efficient motor.. I know that its all relative but what the heck!