Bought a house last April. My best estimate for my energy costs per month to run the pool pump is $110 per month. It is a hayward pump single speed. I could post the brand and model and hp but I don't know how relevant that is to thisi post. I don't have any details on it as to how old it is but think it is 7-10 years old. This does not include the booster pump for the Polaris that barely seems to work. If I run the booster pump, electricty use doubles. I get a graph of my weekly usage. It jumps from .5 kwh to 3 with pump to 7 with booster.
I have had yellow algae problems, been reading your site for help and just orderded the pool testing kit. For a 25,000 I run the pump from 10 am to 8 pm every day.
Doesn't $110 a month in electricity a month seem high for a pump running 10 hours per day? I am sure there are more efficient pumps, but I don't know really how to get started to see if my pump is just powerful because the pool size or what to do to figure out if I should just get a new variable speed pump. The Pentair intelliflo's come up as around $900. Maybe I could install it myself. THe advertisements say those pumps cost $110 a year to run. I have no idea how true this is.
Any advice would be appreciated.