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Posted by trader4 on October 30, 2010, 4:48 pm
 

Every inground pool I've ever seen has a timer.  Conventional wisdom
is that you're supposed to run it long enough to circulate water equal
to the pool volume each day.  However, I think a lot depends on
climate, usage, etc.  I've run one less than that each day with no
problems.



If by chemicals, you mean putting in algaecide or other chemicals to
make up for less circulation and filtering, I doubt it's worth it.   A
1hp pool pump only draws about 7 amps.  If you run it 8 hours a day,
that's about $5 a month.   If you cut it in half, you'd save ~$7 a
month, which doesn't seem like a lot in the pool world.  And I don't
know about you, but I'd rather have less chemicals in mine than more.






Posted by Josepi on October 30, 2010, 5:46 pm
 
I do not and will not own a pool so I do not know the chemicals used or
needed.

I am only telling you what pool owners have told me.

Pretty hard to run a 2HP pool motor with 7 amps. I doubt inflatables pools
don't count on any of thes items.
.

Every inground pool I've ever seen has a timer.  Conventional wisdom
is that you're supposed to run it long enough to circulate water equal
to the pool volume each day.  However, I think a lot depends on
climate, usage, etc.  I've run one less than that each day with no
problems.
If by chemicals, you mean putting in algaecide or other chemicals to
make up for less circulation and filtering, I doubt it's worth it.   A
1hp pool pump only draws about 7 amps.  If you run it 8 hours a day,
that's about $5 a month.   If you cut it in half, you'd save ~$7 a
month, which doesn't seem like a lot in the pool world.  And I don't
know about you, but I'd rather have less chemicals in mine than more.





Posted by trader4 on October 30, 2010, 11:56 pm
 
The poster asked specifically about a 1HP motor, which is enough for
filtering even a 50,000 gallon pool, hardly an inflatable pool.   You
may go back to sleep now.   Perhaps if you don't own or know anything
about a pool other than what you've heard, you shouldn't be giving
advice.





Posted by Josepi on October 31, 2010, 8:27 pm
 I found it hard to seperate information when I was a newbie also.

Do you consider yourself a pool, energy, or Usenet expert?

I do know one thing...it is proably cheaper, at the advice of experienced
people, and simple math, to use chemicals in a pool a than to run a 1 HP
pump motor 24/7 with PG&E TOU rates during the day. Even the eight hour peak
usage rate of 58.2 cents /kWh (200% of base consumption) (you understand
energy units and rates, right?) x 8 x 1HP / 80% efficiency

 = $34.60 per month. (peak TOU consumption only not including any taxes or
delivery charges)
http://www.pge.com/tariffs/tm2/pdf/ELEC_SCHEDS_E-6.pdf


How does a few extra chemicals needed fare to shutting the pump down during
peak hours. Time for **YOU** to wake up now and give advice on some energy
stats vs pool chemical stats. Some will be waiting for you expert advice
comparing the two.


The poster asked specifically about a 1HP motor, which is enough for
filtering even a 50,000 gallon pool, hardly an inflatable pool.   You
may go back to sleep now.   Perhaps if you don't own or know anything
about a pool other than what you've heard, you shouldn't be giving
advice.






Posted by Oren on October 31, 2010, 9:02 pm
 wrote:


I don't, but the OP asked about pool pumps and nothing about
chemicals. How did you get to chemicals in a simple thread?

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