Pool pumps can consume enormous amounts of electricity. The pool pump of a typical backyard pool, if left running 24/7, could use more electricity over a year than all the other appliances in the house combined.

Timers should be installed to control the operation of the pool pump/filter. During high use periods, recommended pump running times range from 4-6 hours a day (i.e. summer), and in low use periods 2-3 hours a day (i.e. winter).

Contact a swimming pool manufacturer or pool technician for the most accurate advice on pool pump timers, heating systems, filtration times and temperature settings for the pool.

Did you know? Pools can account for more than 16% of the greenhouse gas emissions from households

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