Why do you get a higher electricity bill after installation of a swimming pool at home?
After the installation of a swimming pool at home, the electricity bills go high for three reasons. First, the pool pump draws a lot of energy. Second, the heat pump pool heater consumes a lot of power. Third, if the pool is laid indoors, then the air conditioning costs go sharply on the up. If the pool is installed indoors, it will create a different kind of problem for the higher electricity cost. You will have an issue of moisture problems with phenomenally high air conditioning costs in addition to the pool pump.
The pool pump, especially in summer, will run almost the whole day. There is a high cost involved when the pool has to be pumped with water. Most of the residential pool pumps that are in use have a three by four horse power output. When they are being operated almost the whole day and every summer day, he monthly electricity cost by the pool pump itself would amount to about sixty dollars higher per month. Taking the winter months out of the equation, the higher cost of electricity annually as contributed by the pool pumps comes to around five hundred dollars extra.
A study was done recently that highlighted swimming pool pumps as one of the major causes of the electric bill going up. A pool pump uses a higher percentage of all residential power to a scale of almost 1,500 kilowatt hours of power each year. If the pump is a large sized one for a larger swimming pool, it will be of an output of one and a half horse power that will use almost a thousand dollars worth of electricity each year. Sometimes, the design of a pool pump has a lot to do with an excessive drawing of amperage or power. It will cause an excess workload on the pump that will eventually reflect on your electric bill.