Got my pool up and running a couple months ago, first power bill jumped up a LOT.. (Like $100+), second one is even higher.. $120+ over my normal bill. How much should a normal pool pump cost to run per month? I have a 1.5HP Flowtec pump that runs ~8 hours a day. The unknown factor is how much my cooling costs have gone up in my house, since I just purchased the house I am not sure if what I am seeing is mostly from it getting HOT here in the FL area and my bill is jumping from that, or if its a combo of both.
I'm trying to decide if its worth it to get a variable speed pump. But does anyone know what the approximate cost to run a pump this size should be?