What pool pump do you recommend?
According to the energy rating website, in households with a swimming pool or spa, the pump is usually the largest user of electricity, making up about 18% of the electricity bill. It is recommended to get a pool pump with a higher energy efficiency rating.
There are different types of swimming pool pumps and selecting the right pump for your needs is important. Over its lifetime, a pool pump will use a lot of electricity. Typically multi or variable speed pumps will be more efficient than single speed pumps as they can reduce their power consumption by running at lower speeds when appropriate. If you own a single speed pump, electricity will cost much more than the initial purchase price of the pump. You can save money on your electricity bill by buying a more energy efficient pump, even if it costs more up front. For example, a typical three-star single speed pump would have a lifetime cost of around $3,900, whereas, a typically seven star variable speed pump would cost around $2,750 over its lifetime. You can find energy efficient pumps on this list of products participating in the voluntary energy rating labelling program: https://www.energyrating.gov.au/products/voluntary-energy-rating-labelling-program-participating-products
. There are some examples of running costs for pumps of varying energy ratings here: https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/You-and-your-home/Save-energy/Pool-heating-and-pumps
You should also opt for the smallest size pump suitable for your pool which will lower maintenance costs and excessive electricity consumption. Your pool pump supplier should be able to advise on this as well as on the required run time and correct operation of your pump.
What pool pump rebates are available in Randwick?
Randwick Council is providing a rebate of $250 for installing efficient pool pumps and pool pump controllers in houses, units and businesses. Eligibility criteria • Only available for houses, units and businesses³ in the Randwick Local Government ...
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Solar hot water or heat pump?
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Who do you recommend for curtain/drapes/blinds installation?
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Should I Get an Integrated or a Split Heat Pump System?
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