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Power Usage

Published: Fri, 9 Oct 2015 09:25:51
By: Karen LeFever


Operating Cost

 Do you or your customers ever wonder what it costs to run the pumps on their ponds or water features? I borrowed this formula from our friends at Laguna Koi Ponds. Check it out. The Formula Determining the monthly cost for your pump involves some math, but we'll help you get through the formula. The first thing to do is record your pumps rated volts (V) and amps (A). This information is usually printed on the pump itself. You also need to take a look at your electric bill and find the charge per kilowatt hour (we'll represent this charge as $). 1. Multiply the volts (V) times the amps (A) to get watts (W): V x A = W 2. Divide the watts (W) by 1000 to get Kilowatt hours (KWH): W/1000 = KWH 3. Multiply Kilowatt hours (KWH) times 720 to get KWH used per month (KWH/M): KWH x 720 = KWH/M 4. Multiply Kilowatt hours per month (KWH/M) times the charge per kilowatt hour ($, found on your electric bill): KWH/M x $ = monthly cost This formula will give you a rough estimate of the monthly energy cost for your pump. It is important to get an idea of the amount of investment that goes into owning and maintaining a koi pond. Here is the basic structure of the formula: V x A x 720 X $ 1000


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