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Old 04-01-16, 10:44 AM   #1
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Default Low power pool pump

I've been trying to shed as much energy usage and my pool pump is still one of my bigger loads. I built a solar pump in August to help augment filtering with less big pump. Over the winter I shut down the main pool pump and relied upon the solar pump only. I felt even at its 300 gph label it wasn't enough for a 10000 gallon pool. I built another low power filter system to run using house power.
Using a harbor freight 264 gph pond pump and running it through my old hayward clearstar 75 sq cartridge filter. It is rated at 40 watts nameplate but I can't find my kill-a-watt meter to test real usage. This could be a good sized pump for solar pool heat. There is a 620gph pump available but I haven't seen its power rating. Weather and time permitting I hope to post some pictures this weekend.264 GPH Submersible Fountain Pump

1.47 kw solar, R-40+ attic insulation, 4 layers radiant barrier, solar attic fan, solar mini pool pump
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