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    How to calculate energy costs for pump

    Does anyone have a method for calculating cost per hour to run a pool pump? I'd also like to figure out how to estimate the savings if I install a 2 speed pump. I currently have a 2HP Jandy Stealth.


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    Re: How to calculate energy costs for pump

    It's actually pretty easy to figure. Take volts x amps = watts, watts / 1000 = kilowatts, kilowatts x hours running = KWH's (kiolwatt/hours), KWH's x your electric cost per KWH = cost.

    You can figure it by any time frame you want (hour, day, week, month, etc.). It gets a little trickier if your electric utility has stepped rates. Then you have to figure out when the pump will be running and what the breakdown of charges will be.
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    Re: How to calculate energy costs for pump

    You can use the spreadsheet I put together some time ago (see signature). You can put your existing pump into the reference column and compare it to any other pump.
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