Hello! My name is Kari and I'm learning to love my pool-thanks to TFP. But, there have been some bumps in the road....currently trying to decide whether we made a mistake in our latest pump purchase:
Bought a house(3 yrs ago) with a pool-appr. 20x40 in-ground, 3 ft shallow-10ft deep, guessing 37,000/gal, spa attached, no heater(yet), replaced the old pump with exact same one last year(2 hp Challenger). Problem is that our electric bills were running $300-$400/month more once we open. We do not have a timer, we are open to replacing the pump with anything that can lower that bill-or would adding the timer show enough improvement? We probably ran the pump 8-12 hrs/day.(maybe that was overkill?) Would like to add a heater, but need to get the cost down on that electric bill first. Does this sound like something that can be accomplished or is this a 'welcome to pool ownership' moment? We open the pool May-Oct.
(not sure where that signature is coming from, I'm Kari from Kansas City, not Bob)