I am trying to figure out if I am interpreting the data from my main pump correctly, with the ultimate goal of running the main pump as cost effectively while maintaining a well-filtered and clean pool.
Here's what I see on the display when I check "Status":
Local electric rate is $.06/kWh
Current Main Pump Run Schedule:
I run the pump 15 hours a day (7:00am - 8:00pm and 12:30am - 2:30am daily), which should turn approximately 31500 gallons everyday.
The way I calculate it (see below), the above information puts me at $9.10 total for 31 days, which seems a little hard to believe (I think it would cost more).
$.06 kWh rate
x .326 kWh used (326 Watts from Pump display)
x 15 hours a day
x 31 days a month
= $9.10 electricity cost to run main pump only for 15 hours a day for 31 days a month
Is my approach correct? If not, can someone point me to a more accurate calculator?