Well, First house, first pool, first electric bill...
Much higher than I had anticipated. over $700!
Someone help reassure me that this is one-off incident. Our pool was a neglected, black, furry swamp when we moved in, so the pump/ filter were running pretty much non-stop for a while while I was SLAMing & clearing the water. The temps were at or above 100 degrees for a week shortly after we moved so the AC was probably working hard during the first month also. I am hoping that this won't be the norm next season.
Question... The pump runs 4 hours a day now (mechanical timer). I have an AquaComfort heat pump hat is not on a timer. When the pump timer is tripped off, I get an F1 error on the heat pump (low/ no flow through sensor). The heat pump doesn't heat when there is no flow, but there is a fan/ blower that seems to constantly run. Should I put the heat pump on a timer as well? Sorry for my ignorance on this one.