This really stinks when I am on 2 weeks vacation but can't sleep like a normal person as I'm so used to being up till 8am working. Guess I might as well use the time productively. I have a few pump questions that I am sure the experts here can (probably already have) answered. I have searched and found many threads relating to efficent inground pumps but not AGP pumps.
1) When figuring how long a newer more efficent pump will take to pay for itself are you using the actual rate per KWH or are you taking the total bill and dividing it by the KWHs? In my case the charge for the energy itself is .07092 but dividing the total bill by usage comes out to .12626.
2) I think I have read here by the very nature an equivalent HP AGP pump is more efficent than the same HP IGP pump. Is that true and on the same line I have seen a 1/2 hp inground but the lowest AG I've seen is 3/4. Would the AG pump still be cheaper to operate?
3) Considering my current pool has about 12400 gallons and the upgraded pool will be somewhere between 18,400 and 21,200 gallons, what would be the most cost efficent per gallons moved pump I should get?
Thank you, even though I guess that was techically 4 questions.