First, high horsepower pool pumps use a lot more power. It’s not uncommon for a 1.5 horsepower pump to use **1500 – 2000 watts**. This is unfortunate, because most pools only need 1/4 to 1/8th horsepower for circulation. Higher power may be needed for tasks like vacuuming the pool.

## Likewise, people ask, how many kWh does a 2 HP pool pump use?

HP | 1 Phase Amps | 3 Phase Amps |
---|---|---|

115 volt | 208 volt | |

3 | 34 |
10.6 |

5 | 56 | 16.7 |

7-1/2 | 80 | 24.2 |

## Keeping this in consideration, how many watts does a 1.5 HP pool pump use?

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Calculating Pool Pump Energy Use: Each horsepower uses 746 watts. For a 1.5 hp pool pump, multiply 746 watts by 1.5 hp, for a total of **1,119 watts**. Most utilities charge from 10¢ to 15¢ per kilowatt-hour, and to know kilowatt-hours, multiply watts X hours and divide by 1,000.

## How many watts does a pool pump use?

A standard pool pump is typically 1½ to 2 hp and operates using a single-speed induction motor generating excessive filtration flow rates. This volume of water is achieved by a 3,450 rpm rate that requires **between 1,500 and 2,500 watts** of electricity depending on the service factor of the motor.

## What size generator do I need to run my pool pump?

A **4000 watt** rated generator should suffice. You can get more accurate if you use the actual numbers from the motor nameplate though.

## How many watts does a variable speed pool pump use?

In the field, a variable speed pump set at a flow rate of 22 gpm will draw **116 watts** and turn the pool over in 19 hours but only consume 2.2 kWh of electricity.

## How do you run a pool pump on solar power?

## How many amps does a 1.5 HP pool pump use?

The 1.5HP pump is drawing 17 Amps on initial start up for about 2 seconds (literally), and then drops to **12 Amps** and hums away. Thank you to everyone for your help.

## How many amps does a 1 hp inground pool pump draw?

Since it’s an aboveground pool pump it’s an uprated model and draws in the vicinity of **10 to 12 Amps at 120 volts**. It might draw less depending on your plumbing.

## What is the most energy efficient pool pump?

**TriStar®** VS variable speed pool pumps are the most energy efficient on the market, according to EPA ENERGY STAR 3rd party testing data. Saving pool owners up to 90% on energy costs, they are specifically designed to replace most single speed pool pumps.

## How much kWh does a pool use?

The average pool contains about 20,000 gallons of water, roughly 5,000 gallons more than the typical human will drink in a lifetime, and pool pumps use **up to 2,500 KWh per year** to circulate and filter it.

## How much power does a 1.5 HP pool pump use?

## Can a generator run a pool pump?

Portable household generators are normally 110V but there are some that will generate 240V. **Most pool pumps are wired 240V in this market**. Adapting the wiring to hook up a 240V generator to a pool pump should be done by an electrician only.

## How much power does pool pump use?

So, if you run your pool pump for 8 hours in one day, 1,864.25 multiplied by 8 and divided by 1,000 equals 14.9 kilowatt-hours. If you run your pump every day for an average of 30 days per month – 30 multiplied by 14.9 – your pump uses **447 kilowatt-hours in a month**.

## How many amps does a 240v pool pump draw?

Pool Pump: 240v, 10amps. Salt Water Chlorinator: 240v, approx **5-8 amps**.