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707_PMPingroupDID YOU KNOW?

 

*Conserve Energy and $ave With an Efficient Pump*

 

A PG&E study on pool pumps concludes that a new energy efficient pump will virtually pay for itself in electrical usage in approximately 2 years or less.  Compare the approximate operating costs between an old pump and a new energy efficient pump.

 

Old pump approximate cost:

$.40 to $.50 per hour

8 hours per day = $4.00

30 Days = $120.00

365 Days = $1460.00

 

New energy efficient pump approximate cost:

$.15 to $.20 per hour

8 hours per day = $1.60

30 Days = $48.00

365 Days = $584.00

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PG&E has a limited time rebate up to $100.00 (for 2007) on energy efficient pool pump replacement.  We know the window is closing for our customers to take advantage of the PG&E offer and that most “energy efficient pumps” require an upgraded timer system.  So to help our customers NBWS will take up to 20% off on qualifying pump & timer installations thru 2007.  For more information on our offer, PG&E rebates, and or energy efficient pumps call our office toll free at (800) 448-0362 and ask for the repair department.

 

 

Thank-you,

 

Ken Adams

General Manager

 

 

*Figures above are based on an 8-hour a day run 365 days a year. In the winter months your pump may not be required to run as long, saving you more money.  Approximate costs may differ depending on the type of your existing pump and the type of the new energy efficient pump installed.

DID YOU KNOW? *Reduce PG&E Bill With an Efficient System*

As Spring approaches and the swim season begins, it would be a ideal time to clean your filter and make sure your filter is ready for the season ahead. There are three types of filter systems Sand filters, Cartridge filters, and Diatomaceous Earth (D. E.) filters.  Properly maintaining your swimming pool’s filter system will help to insure high quality swimming water.

Sand filters systems have an approximate life of 15-20 years.  The sand should be changed about every 3-5 years.  Sand filters need to be back-washed every 3-4 months using a backwash solution. We recommend 10-12 hours of continuous filtration daily during the swim season for sand filters.

Cartridge filter systems have an approximate life of 15-20 years.  The cartridge itself has a life of about 3-5 years.  Yet, they should be replaced when there are any holes, or the cartridge has become fluffy.  The O-ring needs to be replaced every 3 years.  Cartridge filters need to be cleaned at least every 6 months.  During the swim season,cartridge filters need to be operated continuously for 8-10 hours daily.

Diatomaceous Earth (D. E.) filter systemshave an approximate life of 20 years.  The grids have a life of about 5-8 years.  However the grids should be replaced when there are any rips or holes in the fabric.  Also any cracked or damaged manifolds need to be replaced.  The O-ring needs to be changed every 3 years.  D. E. filters should be cleaned every 6 months; we do provide free 10 pound bags of D. E. for our customers upon request.  D. E. Filters should be operated continuously for 6-8 hours daily during the swim season.

Some filter tanks are made of stainless steel and should be checked for splits in the lip of the top and bottom of the tank.  We do clean filters upon request, or as a customer, you can request to be placed on our 6-month filter-cleaning program. Both of which include an equipment inspection. Please call me if you have any questions at our

toll free number (800) 448-0362.

 

Thank you,
Phillip Stocke

 

Service Manager