Ok, I have read as much as I can, and found a post from 2009 relating to my situation. As so many others have posted here, I too am effected by peak hours of hydro consumption. In my area of Ontario Canada, my rates are as follows
7pm to 7am low peak 5.9 cents per kw/h
7am to 11am mid peak 8.9 cent per kw/h
11am to 5pm high peak 10.7 cents per kw/h
5pm to 7pm mid peak 8.0 cents per kw/h
Ok with that said, my last electric/water bill was 585.00 and over 100.00 more than my summer bill last year (first summer with a pool is this year)
I need to be more responsible with my hydro useage, and feel that my pool needs to become more affordable. These smart meters show us no mercy!!!
So I have a prologic panel, and I have a timers menu. It allows me to run filtre T1 from a set time to another set time, and T2 filter from a set time to a set time. I hope this means that I can have 2 times to run my pump but not sure.
So if I have the option to do just one timer, I want to run the pump fro 7pm to 7am, and if the T2 means a second timer for my pump then I want to run pump from 7pm to 7am and then maybe 930am to 11am.
So I guess I need to figure out if that is enough time 12 hours or 13.5 hours for my pool size.
I have an 18,000gallon inground pool. I just checked my pump and it is a hayward 1hp super pump. I cant find anything on the net for my flow rate or turn over rate. From what I read, I need to know how many gallons per hour to turn over the water.
My understanding is that I need to turn the water over at least 2 times a day for it to stay good
Can anyone with similar equipment or pool size tell me how many gallons my pool turns an hour so i can figure this out.
please please please!!!!