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Thread: On Peak or Off Peak

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    meatloaf's Avatar
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    On Peak or Off Peak

    I did a cost comparison between running my pump during on peak & off peak hours. The results are quite amazing. In my case I will save approx $42.00 a month running the pump off peak during the summer and $10.00 a month running the pump off peak during the winter. This averages to approx $26.00 per month or a savings of $312.00 per year. So my question is how many of you run your pumps, on peak or off peak?
    My pool is a 10,500 gallon (420 Sq Ft ) kidney shape. A hand made sheer decent waterfeature. STA-RITE HRPB30, Sand filter 30" 98 GPM,
    1 HP Maxi-Glas 2 pump, BBB Method, Taylor K-2005 test kit, 50 Watt 12V low-voltage pond light illuminates the pool at night for a nice soft glow.
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    Re: On Peak or Off Peak

    I have the timer set to run at off-peak hours. Of course, I don't turn the Freeze Guard off. But I'd rather pay a little more $ than run the risk of freezing pipes.
    10K gallon IG gunite with waterfall; Pentair CC320P filter; WhisperFlo 2 HP pump
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    Re: On Peak or Off Peak

    I now have more accurate figures,
    Average savings per month - $23.78
    Total savings per year 65%
    My pool is a 10,500 gallon (420 Sq Ft ) kidney shape. A hand made sheer decent waterfeature. STA-RITE HRPB30, Sand filter 30" 98 GPM,
    1 HP Maxi-Glas 2 pump, BBB Method, Taylor K-2005 test kit, 50 Watt 12V low-voltage pond light illuminates the pool at night for a nice soft glow.
    250 gallon stand-alone hot tub. Got it FREE!

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    Re: On Peak or Off Peak

    my electric supplier doesn't offer different rates for off-peak hours. same rate all the time...
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    Re: On Peak or Off Peak

    Same here. costs the same regardless.
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
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    Re: On Peak or Off Peak

    That's a tough call. I have time of day metering, and I also have a 10KW solar array on my roof that generates about 1200 KWH per month. You would think the answer would be obvious as there is about a 10 cent per kwh difference between peak and off peak pricing. But what complicates it is that I have a heatpump and a small solar water heating unit. Obviously the solar will only work during peak hours. The heat pump can work anytime, but it is much more efficient when it is nice and warm out versus during the cool nights.

    My solution was to invest in a Pentair Intelliflow pump. What I do now is run the pump 24/7 at a very low speed which is enough to get heat from the solar during the day yet only draws about 200 watts of power.
    20x40 IG vinyl, heatpump and solar and 3 siberian huskies, 10kw PV solar electric system. Nikon Photographer D800e dSLR.

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