Community Safety

Unplug Your Swimming Pool Motor When Not In Use

The City of Ekurhuleni would like to advise all those who have swimming pools in their yards to switch off their cleaning motor when not in use.

As part of the cost and electricity saving drive, City advises residents to take heed of the rising socio-economic factors brought about by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, which has invariably affected many households across the globe. 

The average pool contains about 20,000 litres of water, roughly 5,000 litres 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.

Outside of the air conditioner, the pool pump is the largest electricity consumer in the average pool-containing home.

According to a study, at the national average of 11.8 cents per KWh, a pool pump on its own can add as much as R3000 a year towards an electric bill.