How To Use Your Swimming Pool Circulation Pump As Efficiently As Possible
Many Florida residents get through the summers by soaking in their swimming pools but combined with summer air conditioning bills, the summer energy costs can be high. While you can’t control the weather, you can do something about reducing your utility bills by inspecting your swimming pool circulation pump.
- Start by looking for the pump. A pump that is too large for your pool requires more energy. According to a study conducted by the Center for Energy Conservation, a residential swimming pool pump does not need to be larger than 0.75 horsepower. You need to know how many gallons your pool holds to choose the minimum size for your pump.
- Increase the size of your filter, which speeds the passage of water through it. Routinely remove the debris from the intake grates. The pump needs to work harder to send the water through, costing more in electricity.
- Change the diameter and length of the pipes. When water flows through narrower and longer pipes, it takes more energy. Flexible pipes instead of angled pipes also have lower resistance to water flow.
- Cut back the amount of time your swimming pool circulation pump runs to six hours a day, gradually increasing the time until your water’s quality is good. If you have a lot of vegetation that lands in your pool over the course of a day, run the pump for shorter cycles to decrease the amount of plant debris. You can also use a skimmer to take the leaves off the top.
- Backwash your pool’s filter at regular intervals, based on the manufacturer’s recommendations or from pool experts. Dirty filters create resistance, making the pump work harder. A clean swimming pool is a wonderful way to keep cool in Florida’s long and hot summer season. Taking steps to running your swimming pool circulation pump as efficiently as you can puts money in your pocket.
If you want to learn more about managing your swimming pool and energy costs, contact the experts at Symbiont Service Corp. Helping you save energy is one of our most important goals.
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