FPL | Pool Spa Pump Energy Efficiency - Appliances Energy Saving

Minimize Energy Usage

By maintaining your pool's cleanliness, water clarity, and chemical levels, you may be able to reduce your pool pump's run time and save up to $100 per year.

FPL recommends you limit the run time to:

  • Six hours each day in the summer
  • Four hours each day in the winter

Pool Pump Law

A Florida law requires pool pumps to be more energy efficient. The law, which took effect in 2011, requires pool pumps of one or more horsepower to be multi-speed for all new homes. Be sure to talk to a certified or registered pool contractor if you have questions.

Learn About: Heated Pools

Heating a pool can be expensive and can quickly become a home's largest energy cost. Here are some suggestions to minimize the cost of heating your pool:

  • Select the best pool heater for your pool
  • Monitor your pool temperature
  • Use a pool blanket
Monthly Pool Pump Cost
How much does it cost to run my pool pump?
Pool pump horsepower:
(1 HP is most common)

Hours per day run time:  4 hours
   6 hours
   8 hours
Monthly Pool Pump Cost  
* Note: Electric cost of $ 0.12 per kWh.
Monthly Pool Heating Cost
How much does it cost to heat my pool?
Pool location:
Pool temperature:  78º  80º
   82º  84º

Check if pool blanket used nightly when heating:  
Monthly cost using heat pump:    
Monthly cost using gas heater:    
* Note:Average monthly heating cost for 14' x 28' pool, November through April. Coldest months will be higher. Based on heat pump efficiency of COP = 5, and electric cost of $0.12 kWh. Gas heater efficiency of 80 percent, and natural gas cost of $1 per therm or propane cost of $1 per gallon. Local gas cost may vary.
Learn About: Spas

Spas can use a lot of energy through heating and pumps. Follow these tips to minimize your costs:

  • Heat your spa only when you plan to use it
  • Keep your spa's heater under 104°
  • Cover your spa when it is not in use
  • Turn off the bubble jets when your spa is not in use
  • Run the filter pumps according to the installer's minimum recommended daily time

Additional Resources

Online Home Energy Survey

Generate a personalized analysis of your home's energy usage and
receive customized recommendations on how to save energy.


Moving Assistance

Are you moving into an FPL service area and need to set up service? Do you need to stop service? We can help you with all of your electricity needs during the moving process.


Online Brochures

We have plenty of helpful brochures with useful information and tips. Print out those that best suit your needs.