We just opened our new 20x40 inground vinyl liner pool with automatic cover and we live by Kansas City. We had the Pentair UltraPerformance Heat/Cool pump installed. It is equipped with 125,000 BTUs. We have had temperatures in the mid-70s and low 50s at night for the last 4-5 days. I initially turned my Pentair Heat/Cool pump on Thursday at noon. Since having it on, I am able to review my Energy Dashboard online through Westar Energy who services this area. It is very clear when the heat pump is turned on and when it is not. Based on historical costs before heat pump was installed, we averaged about $3 a day for electricity. My energy dashboard breaks it out in 15-minute increments or every quarter hour. With the heat pump on, the costs go to $.25 every quarter hour which results in a cost of about $1.00 per hour to run heat pump. I have had it on straight for 72 hours and sure enough, my daily costs are showing a total amount of about $27-28 which accounts for the $25 for heat pump and the normal $3-4 I was paying before. I have pasted a summary of the rates that Westar Energy uses. Based on these, I consider these to be lower than the national average. I am not an expert by any means but I just feel like this seemed really high. I'm not very knowledgeable around electrical hook-ups either so don't know if it is a possibility that the heat pump is not wired correctly causing it to use more energy. I was hoping the experts on this forum would be able to let me know if this seems reasonable or if I need to look into it further. Thanks again for all the support.
For the months of October through May:
$0.075360 per kWh for the first 500 kWh
$0.075360 per kWh for the next 400 kWh
$0.061600 per kWh for all additional kWh