Power consumption Running
Costs


1. Main
10 Hp electric motor
(moving the water)
The
operating cost is determined by:

the number of hours of use per day,

the speed of the water while in use (most important factor), and

the local cost of electricity.
Normal
use 

Thriatlon
training 
1
hour of use per day  every day


2
hours of use per day  every day 
Average
speed


Maximum speed

10c
per kwh electricity cost


10c
per kwh electricity cost

Cost
per day: $0.17 

Cost
per day: $1.44

Cost
per month: $5.00 

Cost
per month: $43.20 
2. Heating
cost (Standard
electric heater)
The
running cost is determined by:

Local weather,

room insulation and temperature (assuming an enclosed installation),

number of hours of use (without thermal blanket on),

local cost of electricity,

target temperature of the water.
Best
case scenario 

Worst
case scenario 
1
hour of use per day  every day


2
hours of use per day  every day 
Warm
climate 

Cold
climate 
good
room insulation 

poor
room insulation 
1
hour per day without blanket


2 hours per day without blanket

Water temperature: 78 degrees F. 

Water temperature: 86 degrees F. 
Cost
per day: $0.20* 

Cost
per day:
Summer:
$ 2.50;
Winter: $10.00

Cost
per month: $6.00 * (Costs
are approximate) 

Cost
per month:
Summer:
$ 75.00; Winter:
$300.00 
In
all cases, these heating costs are much less
than those
of a regular pool.
(The
amount of water to be heated can be 20 to 25 times less than a
regular pool. The surface area of the standard RIVER pool is only 8' x 15').
