We got our first electric bill in our new house. It was double what my conservative spouse estimated. Wondering how much of that we can contribute to running the pool pump 10 - 12 hours per day? What can we do from a pool perspective to cut power usage? When I replace the pump and or just the pump motor, what energy efficient options are out there?
Is this a normal and expected or planned phenomenon for pool owners in the summer months where the pump runs a lot?
We are watching our A/C usage and clothes washing - as these seem to be the other likely major contributors.
Just as a side bar - my spouse asked the Electric Company to come do an energy audit. He says they advertise that they do this - but he was treated as though he was the first to ever actually request one. He is now having a hard time getting them to call him back!
The first lady he spoke to at the electric company and he mentioned the amount of the bill we got - her only comment was "buy a smaller house!"