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.

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


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

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