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joddle



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:52 pm    Post subject: Pool Pump Power Reply with quote

I have posted in the Spain part of LMH but forgot about this section dealing with pools so if any one can help I would be most pleased. The problem is described fully in this thread https://www.laymyhat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=29615
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joddle



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Further to this - and relating to a pool in Spain - how long should a pool pump run each day in the winter when the pool is not is use? Our next door neighbour's pool man has cut down their pump timer to just 1 hour per day and says the pool is fine - but our own pool man insists that the pump needs to be running for 3 hours twice a day so in all that is 6 hours per day! Is that excessive?
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Moliere



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If itís any use, our poolman sets ours in the middle - 2 hours twice a day. Check the consumption of your pump, youíll probably find itís pretty minimal in the big scheme of things.
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Marks



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joddle wrote:
Further to this - and relating to a pool in Spain - how long should a pool pump run each day in the winter when the pool is not is use? Our next door neighbour's pool man has cut down their pump timer to just 1 hour per day and says the pool is fine - but our own pool man insists that the pump needs to be running for 3 hours twice a day so in all that is 6 hours per day! Is that excessive?

I run my pump for an hour in the morning and an hour at night, both times on the Iberdrola Plan Noche rate so pay about 17 cents a day.
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joddle



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moliere wrote:
If itís any use, our poolman sets ours in the middle - 2 hours twice a day. Check the consumption of your pump, youíll probably find itís pretty minimal in the big scheme of things.


I am finding at night the pump consumption is sometimes about 2000 kwh and sometimes as low as 750kwh - my guess is the motor will be between 1 and 1.5 hp so would have expected consumption to be between 750 and 950kwh when the pump is running and nothing else is being used. Looks like I need to have the pump and motor checked although it is only 3 years old!

2 hours per day seems about right - I need to talk to the poolman soon.
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