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How Much Electricity Does A Pool Use?

How Much Electricity Does A Pool Use?


Thinking of installing a pool or buying a property with a pool?

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With rising household costs, it’s not always an easy decision to put in a pool. On one hand, you’ve got the Australian heat making you want to install one to enjoy on those hot summer days. But, on the other hand, you’ve already got a list of bills to pay each month and you’re probably unsure if you want to add another one. Other than the initial cost of installing a pool, there’s the cost of actually running it.

How much electricity does a pool use?

The amount of electricity a pool uses depends on a variety of factors, but usually ranges from 8,000 kWh per year for a small pool to 15,000 kWh per year for a large home. This takes up a huge percentage of your total electricity bill! And that’s for a normal pool. If you’re looking to get it heated, too, your energy bill will skyrocket.

How can you reduce the energy consumption from your pool?

When it comes to making your pool more energy efficient, there are some simple steps you can take to save money and reduce your environmental impact. Here are some easy-to-follow tips:

  • Choose an energy-efficient pump: Look for a pool pump with a higher energy rating. These pumps use less electricity while still keeping your pool water clean and circulating effectively.
  • Consider multi-speed or variable-speed pumps: Instead of a single-speed pump, go for a multi-speed or variable-speed pump. These give you more control over energy usage by allowing you to adjust the speed according to your pool’s needs.
  • Cut down on pump runtime: Try reducing the amount of time your pump runs each day. Find the right balance between keeping your pool clean and minimising energy consumption.
  • Keep your pool clean: Regularly skim your pool to remove leaves and debris. This prevents clogs in the pump and helps it work more efficiently.
  • Think about solar heating: If you like swimming in a warm pool, consider investing in a solar heating system. While it may cost more upfront, it can save you money on heating bills in the long run.
  • Choose fiberglass pools: Fiberglass pools are easier to clean and maintain, which means less strain on your pump. They also hold heat better than concrete pools, reducing the need for additional heating.
  • Use energy-efficient lighting: Swap out traditional pool lights for LED lights, which use less electricity and last longer.
  • Get a pool cover: Investing in a pool cover can help reduce evaporation, saving energy and water. While it may seem like an extra expense, it can pay for itself over time in energy savings.

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