My father-in-law just moved into his new house this past month. The house appears reasonably well insulated with replacement windows and a sealed crawlspace. The pump on the pool was running close to 24x7 this month due to initial algae and subsequent desire to keep things nice and sparkly - but my plan is to take that down to about 12-14 hours a day. His power bill arrived and it was GASP around $350.00 which is 2x what we pay for a larger house in the same neighborhood.
KW/h rates are $9.2896 and the meter charge is $9.90
He's not crazy with thermostat - really the opposite; keeps the house on around 77 or 78.
Recently I added the Polaris 380 but it's only run about 3 hours total so far and probably hasn't been on his bill yet. The booster pump has been used a few times to help aid water circulation during bleach additions but no more than 5 hours a week.
Here are pics of the pumps:
Main Pump (A.O.Smith CET40ABM / C48L2N134C1):
Booster (Polaris PB4):
I think these are wired 230v so I'm talking about 9.3A for the main and 5.9A for the other when it runs (say 3-6 hours a week max).
I think I just answered my own question.
9.3A * 230v / 1000watts * $0.0927 * 30 days * 24 hours = $143 roughly. Or did I miss something?