Pools can be one of the most energy hungry appliances in a home. There are many ways you can reduce your pool running costs.
Connect to an economy tariff
Economy Tariff 33 provides electricity for up to 18 hours a day (outside peak times) at a discounted rate, and is cheaper than the general usage tariff. Economy Tariff 33 is designed to reward pool owners for using electricity outside daily peak demand times (around 4pm-8pm).
Although not suitable for all electrical appliances, Economy Tariff 33 is ideal for devices that don't need to run during peak times, like pools.
Swap to energy efficient pumps
Energy efficient pumps allow you to save money while still operating standard pool backwashing and cleaning equipment. You can save up to 80% on your pool costs by upgrading to a 5 star or better rated pump. Talk to your local pool professional about selecting the right pump for your pool.
Heating your pool can use a lot of energy but you can save electricity and money by making small changes.
- Install energy efficient heating such as a solar heater or high efficiency heat pump
- Connect your pool heating system (if electric) to a lower rate economy tariff
- Use a pool cover to reduce evaporation, chemical costs and cleaning time
- Maintain the water temperature
- Reduce your pool pumping times
- Switch to a more energy efficient pool pump.