Over 900,000 Australian households own a swimming pool, it forms part of the Australian lifestyle. With the rising price of energy, maintenance costs for the pools have significantly increased over time – here’s how solar saves on the lifetime costs for your pool.

Running costs have drastically increased over time

Since 2008, Australian households have been hit with an incredible increase on the cost of household energy. The Australian Bureau of Statistics have recently released information suggesting that households that were once paying on average $407.34, are in 2018 paying $884.92*.

With pool pumps drawing on a high amount of energy, it’s no wonder that households with pools are suffering the strain of even higher energy bills than those without.

How have costs increased?

Pool pumps are necessary to ensure that the pool water remains cleaned and safe for use and must be adhere to the manufacturer instructions.

Some pool pumps may have to be run for 3 hours per day, meaning that the household will be drawing upon a significant amount of energy for that duration, over time may translate into a high energy bill.

… receive a full return on investment (ROI) in just a matter of years, thereafter, your pool pump will be powered by completely free energy.

How does solar offset high running costs?

Solar generates energy for your house to use during the day while the sun is out.

By installing solar, you can not only set your pool pump to work while the solar is generating but make sure that it is drawing upon energy that your system has generated – which is free of charge!

Although there is an initial outlay for your solar system, generous rebates or subsidies that are currently active in states around Australia can mean that you can receive a full return on investment (ROI) in just a matter of years, thereafter, your pool pump will be powered by completely free energy.

What’s the best time to set your pool pump with solar?

Solar panels only generate energy during daylight hours, so in-turn, this will mean that the best time to set your pool pump will be during daylight hours.

It is imperative that the time selected matches your solar generation, this will ensure that you are drawing a minimal amount of power from the grid as possible will your pool pump is working.

Using solar for other household appliances too

Solar isn’t just a perfect fit for households with pools, it fits any Australian home with energy bills!

Whether it be your dishwasher, washing machine or dryer drawing on a large amount of energy, solar panel systems will generate energy for you to use on all household appliances to offset running costs.

 

*Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Consumer price index of electricity