Advantages and disadvantages of the solar pool pump
When choosing a pool pump, there are numerous things to consider:
Many people try to get the most performance at the lowest possible price, but we don’t recommend this. The reason is that swimming pool pumps are often the pumps that consume the most electricity in households.
The factors that we should consider more closely are efficiency and longevity, not just energy and price. Overloading the pump is costly: a powerful but inefficient pump would ultimately lead us to invest money in electricity.
Where can the pool pump be used?
Before comparing different types of pool pumps, it is necessary to calculate the size of the basin to determine the amount of water the pump must move every hour.
When thinking about the size of the pump, you should also consider any cleaning equipment or water properties you need to use for the pump, as well as the distance and relative height of the basin.
Electricity vs. solar energy
The use of electric pumps can have some advantages but some inconveniences as well. The main advantage is that electric pumps are always connected and can work even at night or when the sky is cloudy. However, installation and operations are costly and pool pumps are often the most expensive item on a household’s electricity bills.
Operating a solar pool pump lowers our electricity bill unless it is connected to the grid for standby power and/or night functions. The disadvantage of solar pumps, however, is that their performance can drop slightly on very cloudy days. Indeed, algae and bacteria do not grow well without sunlight, so filtration and chlorination are not as necessary as on sunny days, which means even more savings!