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.
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
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
Calculate your pool pump costs:
Select your pool pump horsepower:
1HP is the most common option.
How many hours a day do you run your pool pump?
Monthly Pool Pump Cost
Based on electric costs of $0.12 per kWh.
Calculate your pool heating costs:
Where is your pool located?
What temperature do you keep your pool at?
Do you keep your pool blanket on 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.