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TheTechGuru

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reply to grobinette

Re: Central air conditioner on/off? Old wives tale?

Pets aside I still think it's better to have a constant temp. Hot - Cool - Hot - Cool all the time can't be good for the building structure nor poor humidity control.
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mityfowl
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said by TheTechGuru:

I leave mine at 72 degrees 24/7.

With pets there is always something living and breathing at home.

What's your electric bill?

I keep an ok insulated w/pool home at 76 or 77 and I just got a $240 bill.


Jack_in_VA
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said by mityfowl:

said by TheTechGuru:

I leave mine at 72 degrees 24/7.

With pets there is always something living and breathing at home.

What's your electric bill?

I keep an ok insulated w/pool home at 76 or 77 and I just got a $240 bill.

We keep ours 75 degrees 24/7. Just got a bill for $131.00. Billing period from 6/12 to 7/17. Worked out to be 33 kW/day.


mityfowl
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said by Jack_in_VA:

said by mityfowl:

said by TheTechGuru:

I leave mine at 72 degrees 24/7.

With pets there is always something living and breathing at home.

What's your electric bill?

I keep an ok insulated w/pool home at 76 or 77 and I just got a $240 bill.

We keep ours 75 degrees 24/7. Just got a bill for $131.00. Billing period from 6/12 to 7/17. Worked out to be 33 kW/day.

Pool pumps the last time I figured it out is about $60-70/mo in the summer. It's probably a little warmer here and I still have 28 year old builder grade thermelpane windows in addition to 11 leaded glass windows.

I know I would be cold at 72.

I keep my office at 72. That's for dress clothes.


TheTechGuru

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reply to mityfowl
said by mityfowl:

said by TheTechGuru:

I leave mine at 72 degrees 24/7.

With pets there is always something living and breathing at home.

What's your electric bill?

I keep an ok insulated w/pool home at 76 or 77 and I just got a $240 bill.

$165.75 for 1976 kWh

I've averaged 2000 kWh a month just about anywhere I've ever lived whether it has central a/c or window units. Right now I have 4 window units set at 72.
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mityfowl
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said by TheTechGuru:

said by mityfowl:

said by TheTechGuru:

I leave mine at 72 degrees 24/7.

With pets there is always something living and breathing at home.

What's your electric bill?

I keep an ok insulated w/pool home at 76 or 77 and I just got a $240 bill.

$165.75 for 1976 kWh

I've averaged 2000 kWh a month just about anywhere I've ever lived whether it has central a/c or window units. Right now I have 4 window units set at 72.

$240 for 2780 kwh. Pretty much $.081/kwh counting everything.

2500 sq ft ranch and shorts are a way of life when you're not working here.


TheTechGuru

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reply to mityfowl
said by mityfowl:

Pool pumps the last time I figured it out is about $60-70/mo in the summer. It's probably a little warmer here and I still have 28 year old builder grade thermelpane windows in addition to 11 leaded glass windows.

I know I would be cold at 72.

I keep my office at 72. That's for dress clothes.

Pool pumps all depend on the HP, I recommend using a 1/2 HP unless there is some real need for something bigger.
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mityfowl
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said by TheTechGuru:

said by mityfowl:

Pool pumps the last time I figured it out is about $60-70/mo in the summer. It's probably a little warmer here and I still have 28 year old builder grade thermelpane windows in addition to 11 leaded glass windows.

I know I would be cold at 72.

I keep my office at 72. That's for dress clothes.

Pool pumps all depend on the HP, I recommend using a 1/2 HP unless there is some real need for something bigger.

A half horse wouldn't even run the Polaris.

Thanks for your input.


TheTechGuru

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We had a pool that was 15 feet across by 40 feet long and 5 feet deep that had a single skimmer and a 1/2 HP on it for 10 years.

Polaris is a make of jet ski as far as I know.

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mityfowl
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said by TheTechGuru:

We had a pool that was 15 feet across by 40 feet long and 5 feet deep that had a single skimmer and a 1/2 HP on it for 10 years.

Polaris is a make of jet ski as far as I know.

I'm not saying you don't know what you're talking about but....

You might want to edit your name.


TheTechGuru

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said by mityfowl:

said by TheTechGuru:

We had a pool that was 15 feet across by 40 feet long and 5 feet deep that had a single skimmer and a 1/2 HP on it for 10 years.

Polaris is a make of jet ski as far as I know.

I'm not saying you don't know what you're talking about but....

You might want to edit your name.

I vacuum pools the old fashioned way by hand so I have never looked into any of the "lazy" solutions.
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mityfowl
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said by TheTechGuru:

said by mityfowl:

said by TheTechGuru:

We had a pool that was 15 feet across by 40 feet long and 5 feet deep that had a single skimmer and a 1/2 HP on it for 10 years.

Polaris is a make of jet ski as far as I know.

I'm not saying you don't know what you're talking about but....

You might want to edit your name.

I vacuum pools the old fashioned way by hand so I have never looked into any of the "lazy" solutions.

You must not "vacuum" anybodies pool that looks good.

Sorry man you need to learn a bit more. Polaris is the gold standard in pool cleaning.


mityfowl
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reply to haroldo
The point here is that the Polaris take a 1.5 hp pump by itself. Maybe 1.0 hp.

Not counting the other pool pump.


TheTechGuru

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said by mityfowl:

You must not "vacuum" anybodies pool that looks good.

Sorry man you need to learn a bit more. Polaris is the gold standard in pool cleaning.

I only needed to vac the pool once a week, didn't have trees hanging over it and no grass/dirt around it.

You must live in some rich fantasy world if you think this is the standard, most apartment complexes still have a pool guy come out twice a week to clean it. I've toured many properties owned by Western Rim and never saw one of these devices at the pool.

Do you use a UV filter?

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TheTechGuru

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said by mityfowl:

The point here is that the Polaris take a 1.5 hp pump by itself. Maybe 1.0 hp.

Not counting the other pool pump.

and my point is if one will just manually clean the pool themselves all they need is a 1/2 - 3/4 HP pump and can save money on their electric bill.

Seems illogical to me to spend a fortune on a device that is going to require a more expensive pump and make a higher electric bill.
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mityfowl
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said by TheTechGuru:

said by mityfowl:

The point here is that the Polaris take a 1.5 hp pump by itself. Maybe 1.0 hp.

Not counting the other pool pump.

and my point is if one will just manually clean the pool themselves all they need is a 1/2 - 3/4 HP pump and can save money on their electric bill.

Seems illogical to me to spend a fortune on a device that is going to require a more expensive pump and make a higher electric bill.

I'm just curious how you know so much about pools and cleaning and have never heard about the the pool cleaner called Polaris?

It's amazing your knowledge. How big do you think my pool is?

How many hours should I run my pumps?

I've been waiting for someone to tell me all this shit.

How much chlorine should I use?

Please stop with your nonsense.


TheTechGuru

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I wouldn't know how much chlorine you should use, I normally use a UV filter thus do not need chlorine.

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mityfowl
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Ha.

Enjoy your life.


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said by grobinette:

Really guys, are we talking about AC set backs or pets?

Pools, apparently.


grobinette
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I guess they drifted.