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01 July 2012

Pool pumps are energy drains

if you have a swimming pool, the pump accounts for 11-20% household electricity consumption. You should be able to reduce pump running time in winter considerably.

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if you have a swimming pool, the pump accounts for 11-20% household electricity consumption.

Check with your pool pump supplier: you should be able to reduce pump running time in winter to 4-6 hours or less a day.

Also, get the pump serviced regularly, keep filters clean and cover the pool when not in use. It will need less cleaning so the pump can be run less often.

- Olivia Rose-Innes, EnviroHealth Editor, Health24, June 2012

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